Theory of Podiatric Surgery 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:

•  Teaching supported by the Northern Deanery of the Faculty of Surgeons.

•  A multidisciplinary teaching team including consultant radiologists, radiographers and pharmacologists.

•  The opportunity to gain Prescription Only Medicines (POMs) for Podiatrists registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

•  Minimal disruption to your clinic time, as attendance on campus is required for just three one week blocks.

Podiatric surgeons undertake invasive surgery on the foot and ankle and manage a wide range of conditions surgically. This course offers qualified podiatrists the opportunity to expand and develop your knowledge and skills in this specialist area, equipping you with the competencies to start on the path to becoming a podiatric surgeon. The Surgical Faculty of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists was involved with the development of this course to ensure that our provision meets the current needs of the profession and its existing training programmes.


Start date:
18 / 09 / 2017

Duration:

3 years part-time (block release)

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.

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:

15

(this number may be subject to change)

Location:
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

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Course content

You will be required to study all six compulsory modules shown below, however some of the modules are taught on alternate years, so you may undertake these in a different order depending on which year you start the course.

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 either:

Anatomy for Surgical Practice

This module will provide the opportunity to expand your current knowledge of structure and function, gained at an undergraduate level and transpose this into the surgical arena. Detailed anatomy of the lower limb and foot as well as surgical dissection of the foot and ankle will be covered. The module is assessed by a practical spotter assessment and a written exam.


or

Clinical Pharmacology for Registered Podiatrists

This module helps you gain an understanding of the action of drugs, including those which have implications for podiatric practice. It aims to prepare you for access to the current range of drugs available on exemption and enhance your ability to take part in an informed discussion with medical practitioners about the range of medication that a patient is receiving. Assessment for the module involves an exam and a written piece of coursework.

As well as either:

Clinical Investigations and Diagnostic Imaging for Podiatrists

This module provides the opportunity for you to develop the key skills required to order and interpret a range of clinical investigations and imaging modalities used in the diagnosis and management of foot and lower limb pathology. You will be assessed by a practical exam and written exam.


or

Principles of Podiatric Surgery

This module will introduce you to the key principles that underpin podiatric surgical practice and the surgical skills required to support that practice in both the out-patient and surgical arenas. This will include the selection of suitable patients, pre-operative assessment, selecting appropriate surgical approaches and managing the surgical episode and post-operative care including complications. If you are not working within a surgical team, we may be able to assist you in arranging some observational placement experience. You will be assessed through one piece of coursework and an exam involving an objective structured clinical assessment (OSCA).

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 either:

Anatomy for Surgical Practice

This module will provide the opportunity to expand your current knowledge of structure and function, gained at an undergraduate level and transpose this into the surgical arena. Detailed anatomy of the lower limb and foot as well as surgical dissection of the foot and ankle will be covered. The module is assessed by a practical spotter assessment and a written exam.


or

Clinical Pharmacology for Registered Podiatrists

This module helps you gain an understanding of the action of drugs, including those which have implications for podiatric practice. It aims to prepare you for access to the current range of drugs available on exemption and enhance your ability to take part in an informed discussion with medical practitioners about the range of medication that a patient is receiving. Assessment for the module involves an exam and a written piece of coursework.

As well as either:

Clinical Investigations and Diagnostic Imaging for Podiatrists

This module provides the opportunity for you to develop the key skills required to order and interpret a range of clinical investigations and imaging modalities used in the diagnosis and management of foot and lower limb pathology. You will be assessed by a practical exam and written exam.


or

Principles of Podiatric Surgery

This module will introduce you to the key principles that underpin podiatric surgical practice and the surgical skills required to support that practice in both the out-patient and surgical arenas. This will include the selection of suitable patients, pre-operative assessment, selecting appropriate surgical approaches and managing the surgical episode and post-operative care including complications. If you are not working within a surgical team, we may be able to assist you in arranging some observational placement experience. You will be assessed through one piece of coursework and an exam involving an objective structured clinical assessment (OSCA).

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 knowledge and skills in podiatric surgery, which will help you to start a career in this specialist area.

Professional links and accreditations

This course is currently accredited by the Faculty of Podiatric Surgery of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatry.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching will be delivered through study blocks, which require your attendance at the University. This will also be supported by online learning, podcasts and discussion forums. A variety of other teaching methods will be used including practical theatre sessions and the study of areal life case studies where you will have the opportunity to review anonymous, real case files of patients. Assessment will involve seminar presentations, assignments oral examinations and clinical assessments.

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 maybe 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.

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How to apply

We hope you're interested in what you've seen. If you would like to apply to join us, please complete the part-time online application form and refer to the guidance notes provided.

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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