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MSc Theory Of Podiatric Surgery

Admissions for this course will now be made through the Glasgow Caledonian website

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- Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.
- The course provides the theoretical underpinning required for surgical training.
- Also provides an academic programme for those podiatrists working or having
ambitions to work in extended MSK (musculoskeletal ) roles.

This innovative course will provide podiatrists with a theoretical underpinning of podiatric surgery and the opportunity to specialise in surgery.

Podiatric surgery has developed rapidly over the last 15 years as a post-registration professional development and provides the podiatrist working within the NHS or in private practice with the opportunity to extend their scope of practice to include surgical management of foot and ankle pathologies. This course provides the podiatrist with the theoretical underpinning required to pursue this career route. The modular course is a collaborative initiative offered in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University.

EXIT AWARDS: MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)

Delivery: You must attend both QMU and Glasgow Caledonian University with additional online learning.

Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest

Duration: Part-time: 3 - 5 years

Start date: September and January

Application deadline: none

Teaching, learning and assessment: A range of student-centred learning methods including tutorials, seminars and experimental laboratory classes are utilised. Your performance will be assessed by course work, however, modules within the surgical route do require assessment by examination. Class sizes are normally around 10-15.

Teaching hours and attendance: This course is delivered by attendance and by online learning. You will generally be required to attend QMU/ Glasgow Caledonian University a few days a week to participate in classes. You will also be required to carry out additional self directed independent work. Your exact attendance (days and hours) at QMU/GCU will depend on which module you are studying. The part-time route allows you to space your studies out over a longer period of time to suit your needs.

Links with industry/professional bodies: The course is approved by the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SOCAP). On completion of the MSc you will be eligible to apply for a surgical training post. Surgical training posts are not part of the academic programme of study and are not arranged by either university.

registered on this named award will
be Podiatrists registered with the
Health and Care Professions Council
(HCPC). However, the individual
modules are available to healthcare
professionals with an interest in the
area. Candidates should have the
relevant Honours degree. Those with
a professional diploma or unclassified
degree should have at least two years
professional experience and be able to
demonstrate a portfolio of continued
professional development.

International: Students whose first language is not English will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.

Home/EU - full-time: £475 per 15 credit module

Home/EU - full-time, dissertation: £950

Home/EU - part-time: £475 per 15 credit module

Home/EU - part-time, dissertation: £950

Fees information: This course is administered by GCU, please contact Mandy Abbot on 0131 331 3000.

Scholarships: - More information about scholarships for international students

Funding Information for International Students:
Visit the International section of the website.

Course Fees:
Visit the Fees section of the website. -
Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a postgraduate award of QMU will be eligible for a 10% discount on the published fees.

Sources of Funding:
Visit the Funding section of the website.

15 credits: Anatomy for Surgical Practice+/ Principles of Diagnostic Investigations+/ Podiatric Mechanics*/ Pharmacology for Podiatric Surgery*/ Medicine and Pathology*

30 credits: Diagnostic Imaging - Interpretive+/ Research Methods*/ (30 credits)

If studying for an MSc, you will also complete a dissertation (60 credits).

* delivered by QMU
+ delivered by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)

The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting, but are subject to change.

This course will provide the theoretical underpinning for those students wishing a career in podiatric surgery.



further information:

0131 474 0000 or
John Veto
+44 (0)131 474 0000

Admissions for this course will now be made through the Glasgow Caledonian website

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