Pharmacology for Podiatrists

This Pharmacology for Podiatrists single module has been validated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). It will lead to annotation on the HCPC register for the use of prescription only medicines available to podiatrists.

It can be studied on its own, can contribute to the MSc Podiatry (Pre-Registration) or studied as part of the MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery. It is delivered online. 

Pharmacology for Podiatrists: The course in brief

The module will cover:

  • The principles of pharmacodynamics
  • The principles of pharmacokinetics
  • The action and use of antibiotic and antifungal drugs used in podiatry
  • The action and use of drugs used for disorders of the Cardiovascular system
  • Central and peripheral nervous system, respiratory system, endocrine system, and drugs related to the management of musculoskeletal conditions
  • The MHRA (Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) and the Yellow Card Scheme
  • Pharmaceutical Care for Podiatrists

How will I be taught?

Structure, duration, delivery and outcomes

Structure: This is a single module.

Delivery: Online with tutor support.

Duration:  Part-time

Outcomes: 15 credit points at SCQF Level 11.

Teaching, learning and assessment

You will access the lecture content online through the internet and QMU's virtual learning environment, the Hub.

Pharmacology for Podiatrists: Entry requirements and application information

Entry requirements

You are required to be annotated on the HCPC register for the use of local anaesthetics and should be educated to ordinary degree level (BSc).


TBC for 2023 entry


Please contact Admissions for details on how to apply.

Start date

January each year. For confirmation of start date, please contact the staff member named below.

More information and QMU contacts

For further information, including application process, please contact Katie Reilly

 Visit the Podiatry Homepage


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