Postgraduate Taught

PgDip/ MSc Advancing Practice in Podiatry (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

As part of our Advancing Practice in Health Framework, this award pathway will be of interest if you want to practice in the area of Podiatry. It is delivered online.

The Podiatry award pathway aims to facilitate the knowledge and skills required for the development of advanced podiatric practice.

 

 

 

 

Why QMU?

We offer a collaborative multi-professional online learning environment. Learning and assessment are underpinned by current research and the evolving landscape of health and wellbeing

Course overview

The Podiatry pathway is based on a model of collaborative multi-professional learning aligned to expectations of the four pillars of advanced practice (Clinical Practice, Leadership, Education and Research). There are learning opportunities in areas such as diagnostic investigations for the lower limb, medical imaging of the foot and ankle as well as other modules such as fundamentals of advancing practice, critical analysis, evaluation and research methodologies. The Framework also offers opportunities to draw on expertise across the University on subjects such as leadership, social science and education.

The Podiatry award pathway aims to foster and develop QMU’s vision of ideas and influence and its mission of cultivating intellectual capital with both a theoretical and practical focus. Learning and teaching is underpinned by research, evidence and scholarship against a background of the current and evolving political and social landscape for health and wellbeing.

The Podiatry pathway offers flexibility in modes of study (part-time, full-time, workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning.

 

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 or a PgDip. 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

The Framework offers flexibility in module choice and modes of study (part-time, full-time, workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning. All modules are delivered online and can be studied from a distance. Additional support is available for those new to or returning to master’s level study.

Teaching hours and attendance

No on-campus attendance is required at QMU and course material is delivered entirely online. Each 20-credit module will equate with approximately 200 hours of study, which will include regular online contact and independent experiential learning.

Modules

  • Advanced Competencies I (20 credits)*
  • Diagnostic Investigations for the Lower Limb (20 credits)
  • Enquiry-based Practice (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Advancing Practice (20 credits)
  • Medical Imaging of the Foot and Ankle (20 credits)*
  • plus an optional module (20 credits) from any approved Framework modules 

For the MSc, you will also complete a Dissertation (60 credits).

The modules listed are correct at time of publication (October 2019) but are subject to change. In the event that modules are changed, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on students.

 

 

Single module study

 Available. Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest. Contact Derek Santos for further information.

Placements

N/A

Careers

This course will provide learners with enhanced career progression opportunities in leadership roles or within their specialist field of practice.

Class sizes

You will join a multi-professional online community of learners.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in Podiatry

International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.

Some modules require individuals to be working in the specific area of practice and/or have access to a suitable work place setting along with the support of a line manager and workplace mentor

 

 

Professional registration

Framework awards do not lead to UK registration with the HCPC or the right to practice within the UK, but aim to foster an intellectual approach to personal and professional development.

Application deadline

None

More information and contacts

Derek Santos or Admissions

Fees

For more information on fees click here and look under the ‘Online learning’ tab

Please Note: 

The delivery of this course is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our 2020/201 Entry - Terms and Conditions (Postgraduate).