Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) - CB86
Study the Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) at CQUniversity and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills required to practice as a Podiatrist.
4 years full-time
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
No recommended study required
Podiatrists are health professionals who deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Your education and training will explore a variety of health sciences topics such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology and psychology, paediatrics, biomechanics, musculoskeletal conditions, diabetes, pharmacology and surgery. You will also develop podiatry-specific skills, enabling you to graduate work-ready.
Practical learning experiences are integral to the course, and you will benefit from completing clinical placements at the newly established, purpose-built Allied Health Clinic at CQUniversity, as well as in a variety of external clinical settings, so you can put your learning into practice and gain real-life experience.
|Core Units||31||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete 31 core units.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Your CourseThe Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) (CB86) equips you with skills, knowledge and experience to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of the foot and lower limb of people of all ages. In this course, you will learn about human anatomy, physiology, pathology, wound care, podiatric therapeutics and conduct a research study.
Accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council, this course offers you industry-relevant skills and knowledge and incorporates extensive practical experience ensuring that you graduate work-ready.
You will learn from experienced lecturers and podiatry practitioners who are focused on your career readiness and sharing their vast perspectives and practical learnings with you.
Real-World OpportunitiesThroughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to complete at least 1000 hours of hands-on experience treating real patients in the CQUniversity Health Clinic in Rockhampton and at various off-campus clinical sites. You will conduct gait and movement analyses in our biomechanical laboratories, and you will also fabricate custom made foot orthotic devices in our fully equipped orthotic laboratories.
You will begin your practical experience early in your course, allowing you to progressively gain experience and apply the discipline knowledge you gain throughout your studies.
You will work with experienced practitioners to ensure your clinical management is based on sound clinical reasoning and is evidence-based. The course equips you with extensive theoretical knowledge and clinical experience that will provide you with the necessary advanced skills to commence professional practice as a podiatrist in a variety of clinical settings.
|Term 1 - 2023||Rockhampton|
|Podiatry Clinical Practice 1||PODI12009||Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have approximately 40 hours of internal clinical placements and 80 hours of external clinical placements.|
|Podiatry Clinical Practice 2||PODI13007||Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have approximately 96 hours of internal clinical placements.|
|Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limb||PODI13008||Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have approximately 16 hours of internal clinical placements.|
|Podiatry Clinical Practice 3||PODI13011||Work integrated learning takes place in a variety of settings. This includes internal clinical placement in the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus, and various external clinic placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have approximately 144 hours of internal clinical placements and 120 hours of external clinical placements.|
|Podiatry Clinical Practice 4||PODI14008||Work integrated learning takes place a t the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have approximately 192 hours of internal clinical placements.|
|Podiatry Clinical Practice 5||PODI14012||Work integrated learning takes place in a variety of settings. This includes internal clinical placement in the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus, and various exte4rnal clinic placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have approximately 96 hours of internal clinical placements and 200 hours of external clinical placements.|
|Surgery in Podiatry Practice||PODI14014||Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have approximately 24 hours of internal clinical placements.|
The Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course involves extensive training in a clinical environment. Practical learning experiences are central to the course and you will need to complete approximately 1000 hours of clinical placement in order to complete your degree. You will undertake internal placement at the on-site allied health clinic and your external placement will occur in a variety of settings.
The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.
Student ProfileIf you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2022.
Institute ProfileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.
COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementThe COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 with a minimum 7.0 in each subset; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Blue Card and Working with Children's Card
National Criminal Records Checks
Please refer to Inherent Requirements.
The Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) is your gateway to a career as a Podiatrist across a diverse range of rural and urban settings such as:
- multi disciplinary health clinics
- community health centres
- private practice.
You may also find employment in the area of research and development.
The Rockhampton Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) has been accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council until 26 September 2023.
The Sydney Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) has been accredited with conditions by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council until 26 September 2023.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$8,842.00|
The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 3.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying. Incidental fees are applicable for clinical placement forfeiture and clinical placement supplementation if this occurs.|
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- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.
OPTION 1: IN MOST SITUATIONS, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY VIA THE QUEENSLAND TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE
To apply for this course you will need to submit your application for this course via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
OPTION 2: IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY STUDIED WITH CQUNI, APPLY DIRECT
As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. Your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit such as:
- CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.