Postgraduate Taught

MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery

This innovative course will provide podiatrists with a theoretical underpinning of podiatric surgery. Other healthcare professionals with an interest in the areas can also complete individual modules. The MSc is delivered jointly by QMU and Glasgow Caledonian University and is available part-time. 

The last 20 years has seen a rapid increase in podiatrists opting to pursue post-registration training in the area of podiatry surgery. This course was developed to respond to that increasing interest and will allow students with this opportunity to pursue this career route.

 

Why QMU?

  • This course is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, and the Royal Colleg of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.
  • As a collaborative course with Glasgow Caledonian University, you will benefit from the expertise of both institutions.
  • You will benefit from specialist input from consultant podiatric surgeons.

Course overview

The last 20 years has seen a rapid increase in podiatrists opting to pursue post-registration training in the area of podiatry surgery. This course was developed to respond to that increasing interest and will allow students with this opportunity to pursue this career route.

This course will interest podiatrist working both within the NHS or in private practice. It will provide an opportunity to extend their scope of practice to include surgical management of foot and ankle pathologies.

Students will study a variety of modules which will provide the theoretical underpinning for future surgical training.

The modular course is a collaborative initiative offered in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University.

Exit awards

MSc (180 credits) PgDip (120 credits)

Structure

To obtain a specific postgraduate award at QMU you must complete a number of credit bearing modules. You can opt to study for the full MSc, a PgDip, or a PgCert. You can also register as an associate student to complete a single module for CPD. On completion of a single module, you may wish to complete further modules and progress your studies to a named award.

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 a variety of methods including course work and examination. 

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.

Modules

  • Anatomy for Surgical Practice+ (15 credits)
  • Principles of Diagnostic Investigations+ (online)(15 credits)
  • Podiatric Mechanics* (15 credits)
  • Pharmacology for Podiatric Surgery *(online) (15 credits)
  • Medicine and Pathology (online) (15 credits)
  • Diagnostic Imaging-Interpretive +(online) (30 credits)
  • Research Methods* (online) (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 (September 18), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students. Please check this site for any updates.

Single modules for CPD

Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Contact John Veto for more information.

Careers

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

Class sizes

Class sizes are usually around 10-15 students.

Entry requirements

Students 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: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.

Application deadline

None

More information and contacts

Admissions or John Veto on tel: +44 (0)131 474 0000

Fees

This course is administered by Glasgow Caledonian University, please contact Mandy Abbot on tel: 0141 331 3000.

Please Note:

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2019/20 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).

 

Course Overview

Delivery
At both QMU and GCU, plus online learning
Duration
Part-time: 3 – 5 years
Start Date
September 2019
January 2020
Study Abroad
No
School
School of Health Sciences
Division
Subject Area
Fees & Funding