Studying Podiatry at Salford
So you’ve applied to study Podiatry, we've made you an offer, but you’re still deciding or have further questions?
We want to make sure you have all the information you need as you get ready to study at Salford. We hope the information below helps you in your decision making. If you have any further questions, simply get in touch with us here.
Why should you study Podiatry at the University of Salford?
You'll experience real world learning and benefit from our links with the NHS in Greater Manchester
Put your learning in to practice in our state-of-the-art facilities including our Podiatry Clinic and Human Movement Laboratory
This course achieved a 100% overall student satisfaction rate in 2020 (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data)
Our podiatry clinic adds a cutting-edge to your training, as well as providing a valuable asset to the local community.
The clinic includes:
- Orthoses suite with workshops
- Computer aided design and manufacturing facilities
- Gait examination room
- Private cubicles
- Seminar rooms
- Gait laboratory
- Anatomy room
- Clinical skills rooms
Gait Analysis Lab
The gait analysis service supports the care of children with cerebral palsy by enabling assessment of their gait to input to their care pathways. We also offer gait and human movement assessment related to amputees, neuromuscular disorders (such as stroke) and a range of orthopaedics disorders.
The equipment includes:
- 10 Qualisys OQUS motion analysis cameras
- Four AMTI force plates embedded into the floor
- Custom stairs that integrate with the force plates are available
- Visual 3D real-time analysis software
- Eight channel Noraxon Telemyo G2T wireless EMG system with associated foot switches and accelerometry
- Tekscan pressure system
Human Performance Lab
Our Human Performance Lab contains almost every type of physiological, performance analysis and biomechanical testing equipment, including a 30-metre sprint track with inbuilt force platforms, motion capture systems, blood and gas analysis equipment and speed guns. Take a 360 tour here.
Did you know?
You will start your clinical practice within six weeks of starting the course within our own in-house clinic. Your practice will develop throughout your time with us, one day per week in NHS clinics and then during longer periods of work placements in your final year.
Our Podiatry Community
Our graduates say:
"At Salford, the clinic on campus is incredible and the industry links are unparalleled. All of the tutors and clinicians have worked in the NHS or private practice so they understand the profession and offer valuable advice.
We learn huge amount about the human body, disease and healthcare provision that makes us skilled and knowledgeable practitioners with a world of job opportunities at our fingertips."
Podiatry students help ease pain of homeless
How is contact time on the Podiatry course structured?
BSc Hons Podiatry consists of three days contact time per week. In terms of placements, we organise all the placements for you and they are within the three day structure, except in the final year when there is a block placement of five weeks.
What locations are placements typically in?
The locations of the placements can vary but tend to be within the reach of the greater Manchester area. We take your preferences into account wherever possible, along with many other factors such as where you live, what type of transport you use, your previous placement, work and life experience. Ultimately, everything depends on the type and location of available placements. You may have to stay away from home and meet the initial costs associated with this. You can however claim this cost back using the Learning Support Fund. Wherever possible we will try to keep your journey times to under 90 minutes, but again, this is subject to placement availability.
Do we need to buy everything on the reading list?
We would suggest that you make use of the online resources provided and make a judgement call on the books you need once you have started the course. People do re-sell books so you can often pick them up cheaper after starting at the university. The library also has a great range of resources and online books available for our students.