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Overview

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OP8

Rank84

  • Gain highly sought after skills and knowledge in: sports medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery, pharmacology and paediatrics.
  • Be job ready with 1,000 hours of clinical experience off-campus and in the on-campus QUT Podiatry Clinic
  • Excellent job prospects and careers in private practice, clinics, sports podiatry and rehabilitation.
  • Study human anatomy, biomolecular science, pharmacology, dermatology, clinical gait analysis, rehabilitation medicine and therapy, podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.
  • For health science, human movement, nursing or biomedical science graduates: consider the Bachelor of Podiatry - Graduate entry.
QTAC course code425222
QUT course code CS44
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2017 February
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code 077686F
Careers
  • Community Health Officer
  • Podiatrist
  • Rehabilitation Professionals

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Details

Podiatry is a specialised field of health care dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and management of foot and related lower limb disorders. Podiatrists analyse walking and running motion and correct foot and lower limb problems that can sometimes cause pain elsewhere in the body, such as the knees. They can design orthotic devices that align feet and assist with walking difficulties, or assist with rehabilitation of sports injuries using physical therapy techniques. Podiatrists may also work alongside other health professionals to deliver the best overall care for a patient with chronic disease such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Employment opportunities for podiatrists are excellent.

Why choose this course?

This course was Queensland’s first degree in podiatry and offers students rich opportunities for hands-on learning. QUT Health Clinics allows students to deliver professional health services to the community under expert supervision. Students also complete placements at external facilities and have opportunities to participate in unique events that focus on prevention and treatment within the wider community. Our students participate in biomechanics/musculoskeletal clinics, sports clinics, diabetes foot complication clinics, paediatrics clinics and general podiatry clinics.

Integral to the practice of podiatry is an understanding of human anatomy, biomolecular science, pharmacology, dermatology, and clinical medicine and surgery. This theoretical knowledge is supported with approximately 1,000 hours of clinical practice which exposes you to all aspects of professional practice including podiatric surgery, physical therapy, rehabilitation and counselling, and prepares you for transition into the workforce.

Honours pathway

At the end of the second year of study in this course you will have the option to apply for the Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours). Entry to the program is competitive, based on grade point average. On entry to the course you will retain all of the credit you have successfully completed in the Bachelor of Podiatry and will complete a further two years of full-time study which will include an honours research project.

Career outcomes

Employment opportunities for QUT graduates are excellent.

Most general podiatry practices have a significant caseload of patients with conditions such as heel pain, running injuries, footwear problems/corrections, skin problems (such as callouses), and tendon and joint injuries. Parents are increasingly bringing children to podiatry practices to have regular checks of the growth and development of their child's feet and lower limbs. Some practices specialise in geriatrics, whilst podiatry treatment for people with chronic diseases such as arthritis and diabetes, is an increasing area of specialisation.

Podiatrists can work with other health professionals in hospital settings, establish a private practice or complete training as a podiatric surgeon. Graduates may also build a career in paediatric podiatry, sports podiatry, forensic podiatry, community health or research.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC). Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia.

Student registration

QUT automatically registers students enrolled in this course with the Podiatry Board of Australia in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Details about student registration are available from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency at www.ahpra.gov.au

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 8

Rank 84

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Maths B
  • English
  • Chemistry

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

2017: CSP $8500 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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Scholarships and financial support

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