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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Podiatry

UCAS Code: B985

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Preferably English and one science (including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology) at A-Level or equivalent. English and Mathematics at GCSE level.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Preferably English and one science (including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology) at a Higher level or equivalent. English and Mathematics at a lower level.

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

H2,H3,H3,H3

Preferably English and one science (including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology) at Higher level or equivalent. English and Mathematics at Ordinary Level.

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

MMM

In a science subject.

Scottish HNC

Pass

B required in Graded Unit: HNC Care and Administrative Practice HNC Sports Therapy/Soft Tissues Therapy Other courses may be suitable

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

Preferably English and one science (including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Biology) at Higher or equivalent. English and Mathematics at National 5.

UCAS Tariff

96-102

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Podiatry

Choose the only UK podiatry course with four years of clinical practice. You’ll learn advanced practical skills on weekly placements. You’ll graduate ready to register as a podiatrist and begin a rewarding and flexible healthcare career.

As a podiatrist, every day you’ll help people. Your patients will count on you to help them with a broad range of mobility and medical conditions of the foot and the lower limb. These will include muscular and locomotory problems as well as broader health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, heart and blood disorders and disorders of the nervous system.

This course is being revalidated for 2020 and therefore there may be some changes to the programme.

Modules

Year One
•Cell Biology and Physiology
•Microbiology
•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

Year Two
•Human Physiology and Pharmacology
•Locomotory Science 2 – Anatomy
•Locomotory Science 2 – Normal Gait
•EBHC2: Informing Practice Through Evidence
•Pathophysiology
•Clinical Studies 2
•Disorders and Management 2
•Professional Roles and Interprofessional Teamwork (IPE2)

Year Three
•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
•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 posting (Feb 2019) but will differ to those offered in 2020 following a revalidation in Spring 2020. Please check back here for any updates.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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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.

89%
high
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.

Complementary and alternative medicine

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

88%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
B

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.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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
97%
med
Employed or in further education
47%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Health professionals
27%
Therapy professionals
4%
Sports and fitness occupations
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.

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£21k

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£23k

£25k

£25k

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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