This is the only UK podiatry course with four years of clinical practice. Placements are an integral part of this course and occur weekly. In the National Student Survey 2016, this course scored 100% for student satisfaction. BSc (Hons) Podiatry A podiatrist will diagnose and treat a vast range of problems relating to the health and wellbeing of the foot and the lower limb. A podiatrist must be able to recognise and diagnose a broad range of mobility and medical conditions that have a direct effect on foot health, which include diabetes, arthritis, heart and blood disorders and disorders of the nervous system. This course will equip you with all the skills that you will require to register as a Health and Care Professions Council podiatrist and to practise as a registered podiatrist in the NHS or private sector. You will study a range of modules each year and attend weekly placements in podiatry clinics where you will be involved in the treatment of podiatry patients. Clinical placements will begin in the very first semester when, with the support of QMU podiatry staff, you will be directly involved in caring for patients. QMU staff and NHS clinical staff will work with you as a student during your four years of clinical placements, to prepare you for working. In Year Four, you will study additional modules relevant for practice and you will also have additional external NHS placements. During Year Four, you will also carry out group audits and experience working in clinical specialisms. We have implemented an interprofessional education (IPE) focus within all of our undergraduate healthcare courses to help produce graduates who are confident in their own professional identity but with additional skills that will allow them to work as effective team members. The IPE component will develop your mutual understanding of roles, expertise and values of other team members; skills and strategies in working in teams; problem solving, team decision making skills; and role flexibility; and ability to learn from others. EBHC2: Informing Practice Through Evidence/ Pathophysiology/ Clinical Studies 2/ Disorders and Management 2/ Professional Roles and Interprofessional Teamwork (IPE2) Year Three modules Structure This is a four-year, full-time honours degree. You will complete a range of modules each year, as outlined. Teaching, learning and assessment Please see the course entry on our website (see URL on opposite page) for full details of the learning, teaching and assessment activities for this course. Also check out the ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ section on pages 8-11. Year One modules Cell Biology and Physiology/ Communicating and Facilitating Change/ Clinical Studies 1/ Disorders and Management 1/ Foundation Skills for Health Professionals (IPE1)/ Evidence- based Healthcare (EBHC) 1: Making Online Resources Work for You/ Locomotory Science 1 — Anatomy/ Locomotory Science 1 — Principles of Gait/ Manual Handling/ Microbiology Year Two modules Human Physiology and Pharmacology/ Locomotory Science 2 – Anatomy/ Locomotory Science 2 – Normal Gait/ 84 Clinical Studies 3/ Dermatology of the Lower Limb/ Disorders and Management 3/ EBHC3: Appraising the Evidence/ Interprofessional Working and Person Centred Care (IPE3)/ Locomotory Science 3 – Anatomy/ Locomotory Science 3 – Pathological Gait/ Professional Issues — Professionalism Year Four modules Clinical Studies 4/Developing Resources for Patient Education/ Disorders and Management 4 – Tissue Viability/ EBHC4: Clinical Audit/ Political and Social Contexts (IPE4)/ Professional Issues – Preparation for Registration and Practice/ plus one module from Podiatric Mechanics OR Medicine and Pathology The modules listed here are correct at time of print (Feb 2018) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates.