Podiatry BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 11/10/2018

Our Podiatry course aims to produce graduates who are fit for practice within the NHS or private sectors within the UK and overseas. You will benefit from clinical placement and education at our Podiatry Clinic adjacent to Northampton General Hospital. The clinic is equipped with the latest technology. For further information about the course, including a virtual tour of our Podiatry Clinic, please visit our Podiatry course blog.

 

Course

Highlights

  • Take advantage of our Values Based Recruitment scheme.
  • International study trips abroad available.
  • You will be eligible for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) membership on course completion.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Specialist teaching spaces

You will benefit from clinical placement and education at our Podiatry Clinic allowing you to put your skills into practice and gain valuable experience.
We run busy clinics which include sports, paediatrics, at risk, orthopaedic, physical medicine, general and nail surgery. The course aims to develop your skills through clinical activity and rigorous academic content, this combination will help to transform you into the highest quality practitioner.

Course Details

Upon completion of the BSc Podiatry course you will be equipped to establish and run your own clinical practice and will have a wide variety of work opportunities both in the UK and overseas.

The course comprises theory and clinical studies modules. At the end of stage one you will undertake a local placement which is preceded by pre-clinical studies. During the second stage you will undertake orthopaedic and physical medicine clinics in-house as well as completing local and national placements. During the final stage you will have the opportunity to practice at several specialist clinics which include at risk, sports and paediatrics. You will be trained to undertake selected procedures under local anaesthesia. At the final stage of the course you will have the opportunity to attend to injuries at the London Marathon under the guidance of academic staff.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Student Stories

John Canner

“I chose the University of Northampton becuase the course offered more clinical experience than other universities.”

“My course had a lot of placements which allowed me to shadow surgeons, consultants and some amazing health practitioners. Placements at different NHS Trusts not only gave me a great insight into the profession I wanted to be a part of, but allowed me to showcase my talents, which in turn lead to a job opportunity. The key to success I believe is to participate in as many different aspects of life. Not only does it gain you experience, it opens doors and gives you an insight into what you could become.”

Careers

Career Opportunities

An insight into the diverse range of job opportunities may be shown by where our staff team have worked in National Health Service, podiatric surgical consultancies, multidisciplinary diabetic clinics (NHS), orthopaedic triage (NHS), podiatric day case surgery teams, private practice UK/overseas, sports medicine practice, teaching and research
industry, mechanical therapy laboratories, treating diabetes in European communities, treating leprosy patients in India, HMS Prisons, paediatric podiatry and forensic podiatry.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BBC at A Level including level 3 Science or DDD at BTEC. You will also need to have completed some work or volunteering experience within the Podiatry Field. If you do not have this experience you may be asked to gain experience and, as evidence, provide a written reflective account which is to be signed by the facilitator.

Applicants must also have GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English Language at Grade C/4 or above. Functional Skills/Key Skills or credits taken within an access to higher education course (12 credits at Level 2 or 6 credits at level 3) as equivalent for both Maths and English Language are also acceptable.

All offers are subject to Successful Occupational Health Screening and Satisfactory DBS (disclosure and barring service).

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

You are taught to recognise the principles of normal structure and function in relationship to the human body.

  • Clinical studies 1 (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: POD1107P
    Core Module Y
  • Functional Anatomy (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: POD1101
    Core Module Y
  • Pathology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: POD1102
    Core Module Y
  • Physiology (30 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: POD1103
    Core Module Y
  • Research Methods 1 (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: POD1104
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • You will benefit from clinical placement and education at our Podiatry Clinic allowing you to put your skills into practice and gain valuable hands-on experience.
  • On completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Graduates in Podiatry are autonomous practitioners.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Leadership for Health and Social Care MSc

Public Health MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional Costs

  • we currently pay indemnity insurance for all of our commissioned students, this is £85
  • instruments are provided for you, you will only need to buy scissors
  • the clinical uniforms (two tops and one pair of trousers) are provided by the H.E.E. NHS funding (although extra may be purchased if needed)
  • additional expenses include a white lab coat and an optional lower limb skeletal model, approximately £65
  • students receive travelling expenses to placements. International students however will have to fund expenses incurred when travelling to placement locations although this will be less than other schools of podiatry due to our designated clinical unit
  • you will need to purchase and have suitable footwear for the clinical environment.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £13,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

  • Additional Costs
    we currently pay indemnity insurance for all of our commissioned students, this is £85
  • instruments are provided for you, you will only need to buy scissors
  • the clinical uniforms (two tops and one pair of trousers) are provided by the H.E.E. NHS funding (although extra may be purchased if needed)
  • additional expenses include a white lab coat and an optional lower limb skeletal model, approximately £65
  • commissioned students receive travelling expenses to placements. International students however will have to fund expenses incurred when travelling to placement locations although this will be less than other schools of podiatry due to our designated clinical unit
  • you will be expected to have suitable footwear for the clinical environment

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Values Based Recruitment

Values Based Recruitment is an approach which attracts and selects students, trainees or employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

The purpose of Values Based Recruitment is to ensure that the future and current NHS workforce is selected against the values of the NHS Constitution, so that we recruit people with the right skills and values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

Our Faculty of Health and Society supports the values stated in the NHS Constitution and these values are utilised in our recruitment and selection processes. Please visit the Health Education England website for more details.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching
  • Full range of integrated learning environments
  • 24/7 library and learning zone
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Updated 11/10/2018

  • Our Podiatry course aims to produce graduates who are fit for practice within the NHS or private sectors within the UK and overseas. You will benefit from clinical placement and education at our Podiatry Clinic adjacent to Northampton General Hospital. The clinic is equipped with the latest technology. For further information about the course, including a virtual tour of our Podiatry Clinic, please visit our Podiatry course blog.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Take advantage of our Values Based Recruitment scheme.
    • International study trips abroad available.
    • You will be eligible for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) membership on course completion.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Upon completion of the BSc Podiatry course you will be equipped to establish and run your own clinical practice and will have a wide variety of work opportunities both in the UK and overseas.

    The course comprises theory and clinical studies modules. At the end of stage one you will undertake a local placement which is preceded by pre-clinical studies. During the second stage you will undertake orthopaedic and physical medicine clinics in-house as well as completing local and national placements. During the final stage you will have the opportunity to practice at several specialist clinics which include at risk, sports and paediatrics. You will be trained to undertake selected procedures under local anaesthesia. At the final stage of the course you will have the opportunity to attend to injuries at the London Marathon under the guidance of academic staff.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Specialist teaching spaces

    You will benefit from clinical placement and education at our Podiatry Clinic allowing you to put your skills into practice and gain valuable experience.
    We run busy clinics which include sports, paediatrics, at risk, orthopaedic, physical medicine, general and nail surgery. The course aims to develop your skills through clinical activity and rigorous academic content, this combination will help to transform you into the highest quality practitioner.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • John Canner

      “I chose the University of Northampton becuase the course offered more clinical experience than other universities.”

      “My course had a lot of placements which allowed me to shadow surgeons, consultants and some amazing health practitioners. Placements at different NHS Trusts not only gave me a great insight into the profession I wanted to be a part of, but allowed me to showcase my talents, which in turn lead to a job opportunity. The key to success I believe is to participate in as many different aspects of life. Not only does it gain you experience, it opens doors and gives you an insight into what you could become.”

    • Career Opportunities

      An insight into the diverse range of job opportunities may be shown by where our staff team have worked in National Health Service, podiatric surgical consultancies, multidisciplinary diabetic clinics (NHS), orthopaedic triage (NHS), podiatric day case surgery teams, private practice UK/overseas, sports medicine practice, teaching and research
      industry, mechanical therapy laboratories, treating diabetes in European communities, treating leprosy patients in India, HMS Prisons, paediatric podiatry and forensic podiatry.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BBC at A Level including level 3 Science or DDD at BTEC. You will also need to have completed some work or volunteering experience within the Podiatry Field. If you do not have this experience you may be asked to gain experience and, as evidence, provide a written reflective account which is to be signed by the facilitator.

    Applicants must also have GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English Language at Grade C/4 or above. Functional Skills/Key Skills or credits taken within an access to higher education course (12 credits at Level 2 or 6 credits at level 3) as equivalent for both Maths and English Language are also acceptable.

    All offers are subject to Successful Occupational Health Screening and Satisfactory DBS (disclosure and barring service).

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You are taught to recognise the principles of normal structure and function in relationship to the human body.

    • Clinical studies 1 (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: POD1107P
      Core Module Y
    • Functional Anatomy (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: POD1101
      Core Module Y
    • Pathology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: POD1102
      Core Module Y
    • Physiology (30 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: POD1103
      Core Module Y
    • Research Methods 1 (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: POD1104
      Core Module Y
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Leadership for Health and Social Care MSc

      Public Health MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional Costs

    • we currently pay indemnity insurance for all of our commissioned students, this is £85
    • instruments are provided for you, you will only need to buy scissors
    • the clinical uniforms (two tops and one pair of trousers) are provided by the H.E.E. NHS funding (although extra may be purchased if needed)
    • additional expenses include a white lab coat and an optional lower limb skeletal model, approximately £65
    • students receive travelling expenses to placements. International students however will have to fund expenses incurred when travelling to placement locations although this will be less than other schools of podiatry due to our designated clinical unit
    • you will need to purchase and have suitable footwear for the clinical environment.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £13,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    • Additional Costs
      we currently pay indemnity insurance for all of our commissioned students, this is £85
    • instruments are provided for you, you will only need to buy scissors
    • the clinical uniforms (two tops and one pair of trousers) are provided by the H.E.E. NHS funding (although extra may be purchased if needed)
    • additional expenses include a white lab coat and an optional lower limb skeletal model, approximately £65
    • commissioned students receive travelling expenses to placements. International students however will have to fund expenses incurred when travelling to placement locations although this will be less than other schools of podiatry due to our designated clinical unit
    • you will be expected to have suitable footwear for the clinical environment

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Values Based Recruitment is an approach which attracts and selects students, trainees or employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

    The purpose of Values Based Recruitment is to ensure that the future and current NHS workforce is selected against the values of the NHS Constitution, so that we recruit people with the right skills and values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

    Our Faculty of Health and Society supports the values stated in the NHS Constitution and these values are utilised in our recruitment and selection processes. Please visit the Health Education England website for more details.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour