Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours) Integrated Honours

includes:

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)
Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine
Associate Degree in Foot Health [Exit Point Only]
Diploma of Foot Health [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Associate Degree in Foot Health AssocDegFootHlth

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine BPodiatricMed

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours) BPodiatricMed(Hons)

Diploma of Foot Health DipFootHlth

Availability

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (4414PD)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Diploma of Foot Health [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine

Full-time: 4.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)

Full-time: 4.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Associate Degree in Foot Health [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 2.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)

In order to be considered for honours at the end of year two, students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 5.0
Selection into the Honours stream depends on academic merit, the extent to which you have considered a potential project topic and the availability of appropriate supervisors.
If selected, you will complete specific Honours subjects in your third and fourth year that replace standard subjects.

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
AND
English language requirements apply. An Academic IELTS of 6.5 with no score below a 6.5 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)
No special arrangements apply
Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine
No Special Arrangements Apply
Associate Degree in Foot Health [Exit Point Only]

Approval of credit for students commencing the B Podiatric Medicine will be in accordance with the CSU Credit Policy https://policy.csu.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=120

Diploma of Foot Health [Exit Point Only]

Approval of credit for students commencing the B Podiatric Medicine will be in accordance with the CSU Credit Policy https://policy.csu.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=120

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Associate Degree in Foot Health [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Diploma of Foot Health [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Course Structure

The course comprises 256 points. At the end of second year, students can choose - dependent upon satisfying minimum requirements - to complete the Honours stream or remain in the Pass degree. Entry into Honours is dependent on the availability of appropriate supervisors and resources required to support the project.

Common subjects

BMS161 Health and Human Body : cells, immunity and musculoskeletal system
BMS162 Health and the Human body : systemic human physiology
BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb
BMS236 Integrated Pharmacology and Pathophysiology for Allied Health Practice
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
HIP202 Research for Health Practice
IKC100 Indigenous Health
POD109 Introduction to Podiatric Medicine
POD112 Introduction to Podiatric Clinical Practice
POD204 Podiatry and Community Health Practice
POD242 Podiatric Biomechanics
POD246 Podiatric Paediatrics and Orthomechanics
POD213 Consolidating Podiatric Clinical Practice
POD307 Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Pathology
POD308 The Diabetic Foot and Chronic Wound Management
POD315 Mental Health, Neurological and Vascular Medicine
POD316 Sports Medicine and Electrophysical Agents
POD317 Local Anaesthesia and Surgery
POD408 Advanced Pharmacology and Prescribing
POD413 Professional Podiatric Practice

Pass Stream

POD306 Advanced Clinical Podiatric Practice (16)
POD403 Clinical Podiatric Residency (16)
POD404 Complex Cases in Podiatric Practice (16)
POD415 Evidence Based Practice in Podiatry
Unrestricted Elective subject
Unrestricted Elective subject

Honours Stream

POD309 Advanced Clinical Podiatric Practice for Honours
POD409 Clinical Podiatric Residency & Complex Cases in Podiatric Practice for Honours (32)
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation (16)
HLT441 Health Honours Project/Dissertation (16)

Key Subjects

BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb
BMS236 Integrated Pharmacology and Pathophysiology for Allied Health Practice
BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
POD204 Podiatry and Community Health Practice
POD213 Consolidating Podiatric Clinical Practice
POD306 Advanced Clinical Podiatric Practice (16)
POD309 Advanced Clinical Podiatric Practice for Honours
POD403 Clinical Podiatric Residency (16)
POD409 Clinical Podiatric Residency & Complex Cases in Podiatric Practice for Honours (32)

Enrolment Pattern

Year 1, Session 1
POD109 Introduction to Podiatric Medicine
BMS161 Health and the Human Body : Cells, Immunity, & Musculoskeletal System
BMS171 Introductory Functional Human Anatomy
HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation

Year 1, Session 2
POD112 Introduction to Podiatric Clinical Practice
BMS162 Health and the Human Body : Systemic Human Physiology
BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb
IKC100 Indigenous Health

Students may exit at this point with the Diploma in Foot Health (exit point only) award.

Year 2, Session 1
POD204 Podiatry and Community Health Practice
POD242 Podiatric Biomechanics
HIP202 Research for Health Practice
BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals

Year 2, Session 2
POD213 Consolidating Podiatric Clinical Practice
POD246 Podiatric Paediatrics and Orthomechanics
BMS236 Integrated Pharmacology and Pathophysiology for Allied Health Practice
BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice

Students may exit at this point with the Associate Degree in Foot Health (exit point only) award.

Pass Stream
Year 3, Session 1

POD306 Advanced Clinical Podiatric Practice (commence)
POD307 Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Pathology
POD308 The Diabetic Foot and Chronic Wound Management
Elective subject

Year 3, Session 2
POD306 Advanced Clinical Podiatric Practice (completed)
POD315 Mental Health, Neurological and Vascular Medicine
POD316 Sports Medicine and Electrophysical Agents
POD317 Local Anaesthesia and Surgery

Year 4, Session 1
POD403 Clinical Podiatric Residency (commence)
POD404 Complex Cases in Podiatric Practice (commence)
POD408 Advanced Pharmacology and Prescribing
POD415 Evidence Based Practice in Podiatry

Year 4, Session 2
POD403 Clinical Podiatric Residency (completed)
POD404 Complex Cases in Podiatric Practice (completed)
POD413 Professional Podiatric Practice
Elective subject


Honours Stream
Year 3, Session 1

HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation (commence)
POD307 Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Pathology
POD308 The Diabetic Foot and Chronic Wound Management
POD309 Advanced Clinical Podiatric Practice for Honours

Year 3, Session 2
HLT333 Community Health Honours Research Preparation (completed)
POD315 Mental Health, Neurological and Vascular Medicine
POD316 Sports Medicine and Electrophysical Agents
POD317 Local Anaesthesia and Surgery

Year 4, Session 1
POD409 Clinical Podiatric Residency & Complex Cases for Honours (commence)
POD408 Advanced Pharmacology and Prescribing
HLT441 Health Honours Project / Dissertation (commence)

Year 4, Session 2
POD409 Clinical Podiatric Residency & Complex Cases for Honours (completed)
POD413 Professional Podiatric Practice
HLT441 Health Honours Project / Dissertation (completed)

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
POD112 Introduction to Podiatric Clinical Practice
POD204 Podiatry and Community Health Practice
POD213 Consolidating Podiatric Clinical Practice
POD306 Advanced Clinical Podiatric Practice
POD309 Advanced Clinical Podiatric Practice For Honours
POD317 Local Anaesthesia and Surgery
POD403 Clinical Podiatric Residency
POD409 Clinical Podiatric Residency and Complex Cases for Honours

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BMS161 Health and the Human body: cells, immunity and musculoskeletal system
BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The course has been developed to meet the requirements of the Podiatry Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA). Accreditation/recognition of the podiatry course is a legal/statutory requirement in Australia and graduates cannot practice Podiatry unless the course has been evaluated by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Committee (ANZPAC).

The Podiatry course at CSU is currently recognised in Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for registration in other countries.

Current ANZPAC course accreditation is valid until 30 January 2023.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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