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Entry requirements Duration 4 years full-time Scottish Higher BBBC Start date September 2019 A Level CCC Delivery On campus Irish Leaving Certificate H2 H3 H3 H3 Awarding body QMU. Please see the ‘External review’ section on pages 8-10. International Baccalaureate 28 points International IELTS of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5 Required subjects One science at Higher/A Level or equivalent, and Eng and Maths at S/Int2/ N5/GCSE. Mature/ Access Related Access course — see our website for details at www.qmu.ac.uk/ college-qualifications We welcome applications from mature students with other relevant qualifications in sciences and/or experience. Direct Entry Not available. Relevant HN qualifications may be considered for entry to Year One. Other requirements A satisfactory criminal records check is also required. Other information Exchange opportunities N/A Placements Clinical placements provide the opportunity to integrate practice with theory, by working directly with patients. In Year One, from Semester Two, you will have a half day NHS placement every week. In Year Two, you will have two to three half day NHS placements each week over the year. In Years Three and Four, you will have weekly and block placements in a variety of NHS settings. Academic staff will arrange and co-ordinate your placement. Teaching staff, class sizes and timetables Please see ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ section on page 8-10. Course fees Please see pages 170-171 Professional registration/accreditation You must register with the Health and Care Professions Council to work as a podiatrist. COURSE UCAS code QUALITY SATISFACTION B985 100% NATIONAL STUDENT SURVEY Careers Excellent clinical opportunities in the NHS, private practice for those wishing to run their own business and postgraduate research. Recent graduates have chosen to work in the following areas: community clinics; sports medicine; foot surgery; paediatrics; disease-specific areas (eg diabetes mellitus, health promotion; research and clinical audit) and have taken up employment opportunities in Canada, Australia, Singapore and Bermuda. “I was instantly impressed with the course. I received constant encouragement and reassurance from lecturers and I particularly enjoyed the highly practical element. I enjoyed how clinical practice and seminar-based learning coincided topically with clinical learning —for example when I learnt about vascular assessment. I was then guided on carrying it out on real patients.” Dale Ross BSc (Hons) Podiatry Quick facts The only UK podiatry course that offers four years of clinical practice. The BSc (Hons) Podiatry is recognised internationally. 85