Podiatry MSc 2017-18

Come along to the Postgraduate Study Fair on Tuesday 7 March, 3-6pm to find out more.

About the course

This course currently offers:

•  Increased career opportunities by helping you to develop skills and knowledge in specialist areas of podiatric practice.

• Reduced disruption to your clinic time, as attendance on campus is concentrated into study blocks

•  A teaching team who are all practising clinicians within podiatric practice.

This course has been designed for podiatrists who wish to further their career by expanding their knowledge of the specialist areas within the profession. It provides the opportunity for you to focus on podiatric specialisms including Musculoskeletal, High-risk or Forensic Podiatry. It also provides the chance to update your clinical practice by utilising up-to-date research evidence, policy documents and a wide range of clinical experience, which may result in improved patient care.


Start date:
18 / 09 / 2017

Duration:

3 years part-time

Entry requirements

You should:

•  Possess an Honours degree in Podiatry or an equivalent qualification. Individuals without honours or with a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine will be considered on an individual basis by the admission team.

•  Be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the relevant registration authority in your country of origin.

•  If you trained overseas, you must be registered with an appropriate governing body. For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.

If you wish to complete either Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

This module helps to prepare you to be an Independent and Supplementary Prescriber. You will explore the relevant law, ethics, policy, evidence -based and practice components of prescribing. You will be assessed through coursework, an examination in pharmacology and numeracy, in practice by your medical mentor, as well as complete an in-class test which will be assessed on a pass/refer/fail basis.

or Conversion to Independent Prescribing for Physiotherapy/Podiatry Supplementary Prescribers

Conversion to Independent Prescribing for Physiotherapy/Podiatry Supplementary Prescribers

This module helps to prepare you to be an independent prescriber following your initial supplementary prescribing training. You will explore the relevant laws, ethics, policy, evidence based and practice components of independent prescribing. Assessment for the module will involve coursework. It will also include producing a personal formulary which will be assessed on a pass/refer/fail basis. Finally you will also be assessed in practice by your medical mentor which will be graded on a pass/refer/fail basis.

you must meet the current requirements with respect to DBS checks and medical mentors.

You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course.

Contact:

Admissions Assistant
Tel. 01484 472561
Email. ssprd@hud.ac.uk

Places available:

25

(this number may be subject to change)

Location:
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

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Course content

Year 1

Critical Appraisal of Research Literature

In this module you will be encouraged to develop your understanding of methodological design. You will study the critical appraisal of a variety of aspects of published quantitative and qualitative research in practice settings, and will consider the utilisation of your knowledge and skills in future career developments, through pursuing autonomous practice and agenda setting in your profession. You will be assessed through one piece of coursework.

Plus two or three option modules from the list below

Year 2

Research Project Preparation

This module provides the opportunity for you to develop the knowledge and skills required to design ethical and feasible research projects relevant to your practice, role or academic studies. You will also explore the different aspects involved when designing a research proposal. Assessment will involve producing one piece of coursework, in the form of a research proposal which addresses a particular practice need within your clinical area.

Plus two or three option modules totalling 45 credits from the list below

Option modules:

Injection therapy (Theory) for the Foot and Ankle

This module provides the opportunity for you to advance your practice using the theoretical knowledge that underpins clinical practice for injection therapies in the foot and ankle. You will be encouraged to develop an understanding of the principles and actions of the drugs available and techniques used in their administration. Assessment will involve completing two exams.


Clinical Gait Analysis

This module provides the opportunity to develop your existing knowledge and skills of gait analysis and lower limb function. You will be introduced to the theoretical and practical aspects of clinical gait analysis. Exposure to a range of quantitative kinetic and kinematic gait analysis may enable critical thinking surrounding lower limb function. You will be assessed through one piece of coursework where you are required to complete a laboratory report of a case study through critical evaluation of the research literature.


Advanced Clinical Assessment of the Lower Limb

This module provides the opportunity to appraise and apply a broad range of assessment strategies relating to the lower limb. You will study the practical application of advanced investigations into the musculoskeletal, vascular and neurological status of the lower limb. The module also focus on the concepts of evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, problem solving and evaluation of those strategies. You will be assessed through a practical exam.


Advanced Clinical Management of the Lower Limb

You will have the opportunity to assess the diagnosis and management of a range of conditions affecting the lower limb, focusing on the concepts of evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, problem solving and evaluation of treatment strategies. You will be assessed through written coursework involving the development of a care pathway for a condition of the lower limb encountered in your own area of clinical practice.


Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

This module helps to prepare you to be an Independent and Supplementary Prescriber. You will explore the relevant law, ethics, policy, evidence -based and practice components of prescribing. You will be assessed through coursework, an examination in pharmacology and numeracy, in practice by your medical mentor, as well as complete an in-class test which will be assessed on a pass/refer/fail basis.


Conversion to Independent Prescribing for Physiotherapy/Podiatry Supplementary Prescribers

This module helps to prepare you to be an independent prescriber following your initial supplementary prescribing training. You will explore the relevant laws, ethics, policy, evidence based and practice components of independent prescribing. Assessment for the module will involve coursework. It will also include producing a personal formulary which will be assessed on a pass/refer/fail basis. Finally you will also be assessed in practice by your medical mentor which will be graded on a pass/refer/fail basis.


Tissue Viability and Wound Management (Distance Learning)

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge around the areas of tissue viability and wound management, exploring and analysing existing and developing theories and concepts that underpin these complex areas of practice. You will work with an identified clinical mentor to complete an e-portfolio relating to tissue viability and wound management, which will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. You will also be assessed through coursework in the form of a written assignment, focusing on an area of tissue viability or wound management that you feel could be developed within your clinical area.

You may also have the opportunity to choose option modules from the Theory of Podiatric Surgery MSc or Forensic Podiatry MSc, subject to prerequisites.

Year 3

Project (Health Related)

This module involves the development of a working proposal, which may or may not be related to your place of work, facilitated with learning materials and procedural guidance made available electronically. In addition you will be required to attend regular meetings with a named supervisor, who will be either a subject specialist or researcher in the field. You will be assessed through submission of coursework in the form of a project.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

Career opportunities

This course offers you the opportunity to enhance your career by helping you to develop skills and knowledge in specialist areas of podiatric practice.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through a range of teaching methods including podcasts, practical sessions and group discussions. Assessment will involve a combination of seminar presentations, practical assessments and oral examinations.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Huddersfield is the only University where 100% of the teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

*permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

How much will it cost me?

Please contact the Student Finance Office for more information about 2016/17 fees and finance.

If you work in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, you may be eligible for funding from Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber.

Additional routes

Interim awards Interim awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level or Postgraduate Diploma level should you decide to exit the course early. Please contact us for details of the credits required for these interim awards.

Research degrees Research degrees are also available in this area. Contact us for details.

How to apply

We hope you're interested in what you've seen and want to apply to join us. International applicants should apply direct to the International Office. Further details on international applications.

Research community

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.

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