Proposed 2018 program
In this brand new program for Podiatry students you'll gain an international perspective of diabetes treatment and assessment of pain through participation in the Ecole d'Assas' Podiatry Clinics. You'll visit the CERAH gait laboratory to observe assessment and treatment of amputees, war wounded and burned clients which will enhance your knowledge of wound care, dressing choice and techniques. One afternoon will be specifically dedicated to diabetes and podiatric care which will also provide you with an opportunity to examine the latest techniques from France.
The placement will also include site visits to PodoFrance: a company specialized in podiatry devices and Computer Aided Design as well as the Leonard de Vinci podiatry school. This will give you an excellent and unique opportunity to examine the latest biomechanical and orthotic techniques from France.
Interspersed with your clinical activities you are also invited to attend a conference on "Brain and Rehabilitation" where you'll hear and learn from expert physical therapists from the USA and Europe.
When: approximately 16 - 26 March, 2018* (exact dates to be confirmed)
*Please note that this program commences during session time. Students will need to liaise with their Course Director to meet any subject/exam requirements due in this period. Alternative arrangements can be made for students who must miss lectures, tutorials and/or internal clinics.
Eligibility: Third year CSU students (in 2018) enrolled in the Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine at the time of undertaking the program.
Academic Recognition: On successful completion of the program students should receive recognition towards 35 hours of workplace learning in POD306. Students must liaise directly with their Course Director to confirm the ability to include this program in their course structure and should do so prior to applying for this program.
Financial Assistance: The advertised program cost is based on the provision of the $450 Vice Chancellor Travel Grant which is awarded to eligible students. It is not paid directly to individuals but has already been deducted from the program costings.
Students may also be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Australian Government's OS-HELP loan. OS-HELP is a loan available to eligible Commonwealth Supported students who want to undertake some of their study overseas. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses.
Eligibility for OS-HELP will be assessed once successful students are selected and is based on a number of criteria. Acceptance into a CSU Global program does not guarantee eligibility for the loan. Please note, you cannot pay your program deposit through OS-HELP.
All funding associated with CSU Global programs (travel grants, scholarships, subsidies and loans) is linked to successful completion of academic and program expectations. Failure to meet these requirements may result in funding being revoked.
Refer to Global's Scholarships and Funding webpage for further information on funding options.
Available program places: 4 places
This program will require minimum numbers to proceed.
Cost: Approximately $4500 (Exact costs to be advised on notification of successful application)
Costs should include: In-country program fee, international airfares, travel insurance, in-country accommodation (twin share), some social activities, some in-country transport.
Costs do not include: CSU subject fees, visas, passports, vaccinations (if required), meals, additional transport/recreational activities, souvenirs, gratuities and incidentals.
Please note: This is a group ticketed tour. Your program will depart from a predetermined Australian international airport and return to the same destination on dates confirmed by CSU Global.
Application timeline: Continue to the bottom of this page for application link
Charles Sturt University
Phone: +61 2 6338 4068
Faculty of Science
Phone: + 61 2 6051 9216
|1||Depart Australia for France||Australia/France|
|4||AM: Program Orientation and pairing with Ecole d'Assas students for clinic activities|
PM: Surgical Management of Ingrowing Toe Nails / Bare Foot Versus Foot Wear During Gait
|5||AM: Assas Clinic activities and/or CERAH|
PM: Clinical Reasoning and Spine
AM: Assas Clinic activities
|7||AM: Assas Clinic activities |
PM: In Utero Feet Developement / Positive Health Concept
|8||Day Trip - Brussels - Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci||Paris - Brussels|
|9||Rest Day - possible rugby match Stade de France Club vs Toulouse Rugby Club||Paris|
|10||Program Concludes. Participants return to Australia||Paris|
|11||Travel to Spain - Removed from itinerary as of 27/11/17||Paris / Valencia|
|12||University visit Valencia - Removed from itinerary as of 27/11/17||Valencia|
|13||University visit Valencia - Removed from itinerary as of 27/11/17||Valencia|
|14||Rest Day - Removed from itinerary as of 27/11/17||Valencia|
|15||Depart France for Australia - Removed from itinerary as of 27/11/17||France / Australia|
Possible Afternoon activities: