Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Science (Podiatric Medicine) in Ireland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science (Podiatric Medicine)()
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Institutions Offering Bachelor of Science (Podiatric Medicine)

  • National University of Ireland National University of Ireland, Galway  
    Course Outline:
    The B.Sc. (Hons.) Podiatric Medicine programme is designed to educate and train those who wish to pursue a professional career in podiatry, as a health care professional, who specializes in the management of disease and disorder of the lower limb and foot. The Discipline is committed to providing a comprehensive education for podiatrists and the curriculum is based on best available evidence in relation to both theory and practice.

    Year 1:
    Central to the curriculum are the podiatric medicine modules. These modules extend throughout the programme building from year one to integrate and articulate with the theoretical learning. In first year the students are introduced to clinical protocols and pre-clinical skills, they then develop and acquire the essential psychomotor and communication skills required for podiatric practice.
    1st year modules deal mainly with normal structure and function. This allows time to absorb and reflect on normal function and structure prior to progressing to abnormal structure and disease states in year two. Year 1 modules include:
    • Podiatric Medicine 1
    • Podiatric Dermatology
    • Lower Limb Kinematics
    • Human Body Structure
    • Gross Anatomy of Lower limb
    • Human Body Function
    • Professional Development
    • Redefining Health and Wellbeing

    Year 2:
    Various aspects of management planning skills are introduced at each stage of the program. Ultimately students acquire assessment and diagnostic skills and increasing competence leads to a comprehensive podiatric patient management, which requires increasing cognitive and psychomotor skills to affect safe and efficient patient care. The following modules advance the students theoretical knowledge and core practical skills, with an increasing complexity of patient assessment and management required in the clinical setting during year two of the program. Second year modules include:
    • Podiatric Medicine 2
    • Lower Extremity Wounds
    • Applied Pathophysiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Microbiology
    • Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
    • Evidence Based Practice
    • Health Promotion in Podiatry

    Year 3:
    This state of the art clinical facility provides a service to patients with a wide variety of medical and surgical conditions, children, sports injuries, rheumatology, vascular and diabetes care. Students in year three of the program undertake specialist clinical rotations in adult musculoskeletal medicine, paediatrics, rheumatology, vascular and diabetes care.
    Students are encouraged to develop the necessary skills to understand critique and apply research-based evidence in practice. Research approaches and methodologies are covered within years 2 and 3 of the programme ensuring students receive grounding in research methods and biostatistics before they apply this knowledge in their dissertation in year 4. Modules in year 3 include:
    • Podiatric Medicine 3
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Research Methods & Design
    • Biostatistics
    • Podopaediatrics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pharmacology in Health and Disease

    Year 4:
    The overall aim of the programme is to develop caring and skilled honours graduates who are knowledgeable, creative, innovative and competent practitioners applying an enquiring and scientific ethos to health care. Students consolidate a lot of their knowledge and skills in year four, which includes the following modules:
    • Research Dissertation
    • Podiatric Medicine 4
    • Skills for Practice
    • Working with Vulnerable Adults
    • High Risk Limb
    • Podiatric Sports and MSK Medicine

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