Our BSc in Podiatric Medicine will be a two-year full-time undergraduate programme leading to a professional and academic qualification in podiatric medicine. As a podiatrist, our graduates will work as independent clinicians who will identify and analyse complex health problems linked to the foot and lower limbs and develop preventive and corrective solutions to these problems.
The course will have wide-ranging career opportunities which will include addressing biomechanical and developmental issues in children, aiding and facilitating elderly mobility, treating chronic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis that directly impact the foot and lower limbs and treating and managing lower extremity sports and fitness injuries. The course will introduce, in a defined manner, inter-professional learning in both academic and clinical modules. It will have, as its central focus, the integration of theory with clinical practice with opportunities for interprofessional learning with other health care professionals to provide a comprehensive, excellent, academic and clinical teaching programme with an integration of theory into the clinical practice setting. The clinical placements will span the spectrum of podiatric medicine with experience with patients from various medical/surgical disciplines to ensure a high level of quality practice education for students.
This qualification is accredited by The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
It is taught at the University of Buckingham’s brand new campus in Crewe, Cheshire in North West England.
The University has, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals Group, acquired the former Manchester Metropolitan University’s campus at Crewe, Cheshire. The campus is a short, 10-minute walk from the train station and off Junction 16 of the M6 motorway.
Student accommodation is just a five-minute walk from the main campus at Booth Hall, offering 695 rooms. You can explore Booth Hall further on the Apollo Buckingham Health Sciences Campus website. Please note, prices for accommodation are subject to change.
In the case of applicants offering UK A-levels, they should have or be likely to obtain before the podiatry course begins a minimum of grades BBB in three A-levels excluding general studies. At least one Science, Biology or Chemistry preferred. In the case of applicants who do not have Biology at A-Level, they should have studied the subject to AS level (or equivalent) and achieved at least a grade B/C
In the specific case of the International Baccalaureate, they should be expected to achieve or to have achieved a total score of at least 34 points with Higher Level 6 in Chemistry & Biology. Please note that the overall point score does not include your theory of knowledge or extended essay.
For applicants offering a degree – they should have a Bachelor degree in a subject cognate to Medicine, Nursing or Allied Health and have or be predicted a minimum classification of 2.1.
If English is not your first language we will ask you to obtain a recognised qualification. The required IELTS level for this course is 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each category). The required CAE average score is 191, with a minimum of 185 in each paper.
The BSc (Hons.) Podiatric Medicine programme will aim to:
Prepare students for the demands of a career in podiatric medicine and the rapidly changing nature of podiatric practice.
Allow students to develop a high level of clinical competence, enabling them to meet the requirements of HCPC and be eligible for registration and membership of the professional body in England.
To equip students with the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to meet international standards for overseas recognition of the BSc Podiatric Medicine degree in those countries where the BSc is the national standard.
Provide a comprehensive, excellent, academic and clinical teaching programme with integration of theory into the clinical practice setting.
Provide clinical placements that span the spectrum of podiatric medicine: The clinical teaching programme involves experience with patients from various medical/ surgical disciplines; this ensures a high level of quality practice education for students.
Provide a range of clinical placement opportunities within the public and private sectors; offering over 1000 hours of high-quality clinical placements.
Provide a student-centred supportive environment in which the students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes are developed and enhanced leading to a high level of clinical competence.
Allow opportunity to explore, analyse and critically assess the practice and the role of Podiatric Medicine within local, national and international inter- Professional healthcare settings. This will ensure that the experiences and opportunities in the learning environment are relevant to their future careers and personal development.
Prepare students to anticipate, adapt, influence and respond to future changes in service delivery and encourage them to become future educators and leaders of the profession. This preparation is achieved through research strategies, financial, political, and professional and knowledge of management.
At the end of the programme podiatry graduates will be able to:
Provide comprehensive and competent podiatric care.
Ensure the health, safety and welfare of people in the care of podiatrists.
Apply and integrate knowledge with experience of clinical sciences to clinical reasoning in podiatric practice.
Understand the professional, ethical and legal context of current podiatric practice, and adhere to codes of professional conduct and practice.
Adopt a systematic approach to data collection and interpretation within a holistic framework of health care.
Impart relevant information for effective communication ensuring the quality of care, and apply scientific principles to the concepts of health, illness, disability and diagnostic clinical practice. Demonstrate skills of enquiry, analysis, synthesis and critical evaluation.
Design, implement, monitor and audit appropriate podiatric clinical management strategies based on scientific and evidence-based knowledge.
Adopt a critical approach to and engage in the promotion of health.
Promote a flexible approach to the changing demands of healthcare delivery.
Engage in independent research-based enquiry contributing to the professional knowledge base.
Apply the skills and attitudes necessary to set realistic personal and professional learning objectives to facilitate continual professional development.
You may be eligible for additional financial support from the NHS while studying this degree. Check the criteria on their website.
We welcome applications in two different ways – directly via our online application form or through UCAS.
Apply online via our course pages:
Most flexible option
Apply until shortly before the course starts
No application fees
You can apply to us as an extra option alongside your UCAS choices
You can apply directly through our website by clicking the ‘apply’ button at the bottom of the course page.
Apply via UCAS
You can easily make Buckingham one of your UCAS choices:
You can apply to up to 5 choices
The application and decision deadlines are set by UCAS
There is an application fee to UCAS
Our UCAS code is B90. The University will be attending lots of UCAS fairs throughout the year, take a look and see if we’ll be visiting a city near you.
If you’re interested in transferring to Buckingham from another university then please get in touch to talk through your options.
Help and support
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