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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

52%

Subjects
  • Anatomy, physiology & pathology
Student score
87% MED
% employed or in further study
100% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB including a biological science, Sports Studies or Physical Education. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Equivalent to 120 UCAS tariff points including a biological science, Sports Studies or Physical Education.

BTEC Diploma
MDD

To include modules in biological science.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

To include modules in biological science.

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

52%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course currently offers: * Access to a range of clinical facilities including our onsite multi-chaired clinic, surgical theatre suite, biomechanics gait analysis equipment and orthotics laboratory. * Clinical placements within each year of study in areas including general practice, management of patients with diabetes, arthritis and other long-term conditions, musculoskeletal care and podiatric surgery. * Interprofessional learning, where you'll learn alongside physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nursing students. * The opportunity to qualify with a certificate in local anaesthesia and a certificate in pharmacology. Podiatrists are allied healthcare professionals who treat people of all ages are responsible for the assessment and management of the lower limb and foot. As a practising podiatrist you'll work autonomously to develop clinical reasoning and decision making skills in the management of patients' foot and lower limb problems. Your work could include debridement of callus and management of foot health, nail care, specialist wound care and minor operative procedures, as well as administer local anaesthesia and supply appropriate prescription only medicines. You could also undertake vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal assessments. Podiatrists also assess the underlying dysfunction of the foot through gait analysis and prescribe foot orthoses to reduce stress on the foot. This course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to diagnose, assess, treat and manage conditions affecting the lower limb, as well as a degree which may open up opportunities to work overseas. Throughout the course, you'll also have the opportunity to develop and practice your clinical skills on-site in our podiatry clinic and surgery suite, as well as through undertaking a variety of placements.

Modules

Year 1: core modules: clinical podiatry 1, professional development and research 1, medicine 1, lower limb structure and function, podiatric theory 1. Year 2: core modules: clinical podiatry 2 (intermediate), introduction to musculoskeletal podiatry, research 2, medicine 2. Year 3: core modules: clinical podiatry 3, research 3, podiatry and the high risk patient, principles of contemporary practice

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
92%
8%

Year 1

83%
17%

Year 2

33%
44%
23%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
343 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% MED
Average graduate salary £21.5k MED
Graduates who are health professionals

48%

Graduates who are therapy professionals

36%

Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats here cover not just anatomy, physiology and pathology courses, but also neuroscience and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is more popular than the other four subjects combined. So, a lot of the data you’re looking at is really for physiotherapists, who have a slightly lower unemployment rate than the other subjects in this topic, having seen job prospects improve significantly in the last 12 months. Anatomy and physiology graduates often take further study – usually moving on to a medical degree, whilst pathology graduates tend to go into work. Physiotherapy graduates mainly go straight into work, and a majority got into physiotherapy roles within six months of graduation in 2012, either in hospitals or private practice. If you fancy working for yourself, physiotherapists are rather more likely than the average graduate to start their career self-employed.
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