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University of Salford

Podiatry

UCAS Code: B985

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Grade B in Biology preferred. Applicants not studying Biology but studying other relevant qualifications (Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, PE) will be considered on a case by case basis. GCE A Level General Studies is accepted.

A maximum of two GCE AS Levels can be counted towards the 120 UCAS Tariff Points requirement, when combined with a minimum of three full GCE A Levels. Grade B in GCE A Level Biology preferred alongside GCE AS Levels. Applicants not studying Biology but studying other relevant qualifications (Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, PE) will be considered on a case by case basis. GCE AS Level General Studies is accepted.

120 UCAS Tariff Points required. 60 credits required in total, including 45 credits at level 3. The other 15 credits will be level 2 and will not be graded. Access to HE Diploma Science/ Applied Science preferred, applicants with other relevant subjects may be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must also hold full separate GCSE Maths & English (or equivalent) at grade C or 5 (or above).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

Biology required. Applicants not studying Biology but studying other relevant qualifications (Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, PE) will be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must hold English Language and Mathematics as composite parts of the IBDP.

120 UCAS points required, points from A/C grades considered only. D grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system). Biology grade H3 (or B3 in old system) is required, applicants not studying Biology but studying other relevant qualifications (Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, PE) may be considered on a case by case basis

120 UCAS points required, points from A/C grades considered only. D grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system). Biology grade H3 (or B3 in old system) is required, applicants not studying Biology but studying other relevant qualifications (Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, PE) may be considered on a case by case basis

A maximum of two Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificates can be counted towards the 120 UCAS Tariff Points requirement in combination with other acceptable qualifications, equating to 120 UCAS tariff points total. Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant Science/ Health subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

DM

In combination with other acceptable qualifications, equating to 120 UCAS tariff points total. Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant Science/ Health subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

D,D,M

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant Science/ Health subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

DDM

Science, Applied Science, Sport or Therapy preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis. Health & Social Care will also be accepted if studied in conjunction with a science subject/qualification.

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

D,M

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant Science/ Health subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

120 UCAS points required, points from A/C grades considered only. D grade and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Advanced Highers may be combined with Highers to contribute to 120 Tariff Point requirement, A/C grade Highers considered only. Biology required. Applicants not studying Biology but studying other relevant qualifications (Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, PE) will be considered on a case by case basis

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C,C

120 UCAS points from A/C grades only. D grades and below will not contribute towards tariff requirement. Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 120 Tariff Point requirement, A/C grade Advanced Highers considered only. Biology required. Applicants not studying Biology but studying other relevant qualifications (Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, PE) will be considered on a case by case basis

UCAS Tariff

120
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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Podiatry

Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb disorders, many of which are caused by general health disorders. You will use comprehensive assessment and diagnostic skills to develop patient care pathways for conditions which impact on people's quality of life.
You will work with children with gait abnormalities, people with high-risk conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis and people who need specialist footwear to accommodate foot deformities. You will also provide gait analysis and treatment for athletes with biomechanical problems or sports injuries.
At Salford we have our own on-campus professionally equipped podiatry clinic and human movement laboratory where you will regularly put your learning into practice. The course has strong links to NHS clinics across the north west of England, enabling you to experience real working conditions during your extensive placements.

Modules

During your first year of study, you will learn the basic practical skills and knowledge to enable you to treat patients safely. Modules may include Intercollaborative Professional Practice and Integrated Life Science and Human Gait Studies. You will start your clinical practice within six weeks of starting the course within our own in-house clinic. Your second year will introduce you to abnormal gait, sports injuries and developmental problems in children. Modules in your second year may include Pathomechanics and Locomotion Therapies, Applied Clinical Medicine and Local Analgesia. During your third and final year on the programme, you will have the opportunity to undertake a longer placement within the field of podiatry in order to consolidate your learning. You will take modules such as Management and Leadership in Clinical Practice.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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.

85%
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Podiatry

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Complementary and alternative medicine

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

90%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D

After graduation


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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
67%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Health professionals
27%
Therapy professionals
6%
Health associate professionals
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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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