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University of Plymouth

Podiatry

UCAS Code: B985

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include either Biology, Human Biology, PE, Sport, Psychology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Applied Science, Foot Health. Excluding General Studies. Must also have 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including Maths, English and Science.

Considered at confirmation

Pass 45 at Level 3 to include 33 at Merit/Distinction to include 15 Level 3 units in Biology. Will need GCSE Maths and English Language alongside with C/4 or above.

Considered at confirmation

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

to include 5 at HL Biology. Maths and English considered within as GCSE equivalent

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

To include either Biology, Human Biology, PE, Sport, Psychology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Applied Science, Foot Health. English and Maths considered within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

To including Biology units. Must also have 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including Maths, English and Science.

Considered in combination

120 to include CC at Advanced Highers to include Biology/Human Biology, Applied Science, Sports Science, PE. Maths, English and Science considered within as GCSE equivalent

UCAS Tariff

120

Including any of Biology, Human Biology, PE, Sport, Psychology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Applied Science, Foot Health. Excluding General Studies. Must also have 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including Maths, English and Science.

Considered at confirmation

50%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Podiatry

Podiatry is a rewarding and varied healthcare profession involving understanding of musculoskeletal function and the diagnosis and treatment of patients with lower limb issues. Learn the key concepts and theories of podiatric practice including anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and podiatric medicine and minor surgery with work based learning and practical teaching in modern, industry standard facilities.The Podiatry BSc (Hons) has been designed and continues to be developed by expert educationalists, service-users and carers. We feel that our course strongly benefits from having the views of our service-users in the development of new strategies and module design. This is achieved through our school forum where our service-users are invited to contribute to curriculum development and decision-making.As a podiatry graduate you will be a highly skilled health professional who can work confidently with a variety of different patients in a range of settings.* In the 2016 National Student Survey, 93 per cent of our graduates praised this programme for having staff that were enthusiastic about the course they were teaching.95 per cent of our students go on to work or study, with the average starting salary of 21,000 a year.* You'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) following successful completion of the course.* Spend 1,000 hours in work-based learning over the three year - placements in clinical practice are an integral part of your podiatry training.* Learn key concepts and theories at four locations, including our NHS Training Clinic, ensuring exposure to a variety of specialisms.* Engage with a small cohort of like minded students.

Modules

In your first year, you'll learn the key concepts and theories of podiatric practice including anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and podiatric medicine. Undertake essential shared learning with other healthcare students to give you a broad perspective of multidisciplinary work and gain practice skills through supervised placements in NHS-based training clinics.

In your second year, you'll increase your knowledge of podiatric practice for children and older people. You will build your confidence and the personal skills required to work as a podiatrist in a placement setting. Learn research skills to support practice with evidence-based learning. Develop your skills in the treatment of lower-limb disorders through the application of physical and mechanical therapies, pharmacology and surgery.

In your final year, you’ll undertake patient-focused clinical practice and theory addressing contemporary health issues and complex medical cases. You will also carry out a supervised project in an area that you’re interested in. Become an autonomous practitioner by practising your professional skills in the clinical, pharmacological and surgical management of patients.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

39% of assessment is by exam, 37% by coursework and 25% practical assessment

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Health Professions

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Podiatry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
0%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Complementary and alternative medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Therapy professionals
28%
Health professionals
18%
Health associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Podiatry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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