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MSc Advanced Podiatry Who is it for?


You are a qualified podiatrist who wishes to take your knowledge and skills to an advanced level of study, analysis and synthesis in order to enhance your career prospects and at the same time gain a valuable cross-cultural perspective on professional practice and the changing world of healthcare.


About the Course


You will be encouraged to develop a critical, evaluative approach to the knowledge, which underpins present- day professional practice and will develop skills in critical reflective thought and the ability to make evidence-based decisions. The course will be delivered by staff from the University podiatry team, staff from other disciplines within the University and a range of highly regarded external speakers from a variety of backgrounds. The course will also benefit from use of facilities at both the University Park Campus and the purpose built University Podiatry Clinic at Northampton General Hospital and access to 3D anatomy.


Course Content


This innovative, Master’s level programme has been developed following professional consultation to meet your career needs. The flexible design of unique and contemporary modules can be conveniently progressed to suit your required pace of study. Acquisition of advanced knowledge, reflective practice and reasoning skills allows theory to be directly related to your clinical practice, enhancing personal development and professional identity, within the wider healthcare environment.


Modules


• Clinical Anatomy of the Lower Limb (Resources include dissection room - University of Leicester Medical School)


• The Lower Limb at Risk


• Injection Therapy of the Lower Limb for Podiatrists


• Advanced Skills for Podiatrists • Research Methods in Healthcare • Dissertation


Other designated/ optional modules from a wide professional choice include:


• Pain • Managing Advanced Professional Practice


• Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations


• Political Agenda: Effect on Service Delivery Assessment


The modules use a variety of assessment methods including essays, case studies, portfolios, presentations, viva voce and others.


Career Opportunities


This award has the potential to launch further career opportunities within podiatric practice and management in addition to research, education, the private and voluntary sectors.


Duration of Course


The award begins in September each year and takes 12 months to complete. You will attend lectures, seminars and workshops throughout three taught trimesters with a period of supported independent study in trimester three whilst you complete your dissertation with the support of a dissertation supervisor.


Entry Requirements


You will normally hold a recognised First or Second Class Bachelor’s degree in Podiatry/ Podiatric Medicine from a UK university or international equivalent. Relevant professional and education experience is also taken into consideration.


Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).


T +44 1604 892546 E international@northampton.ac.uk W www.northampton.ac.uk


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