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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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

RANK CUT OFF

OP:11 SR:77 ATAR:76.5

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:75 ATAR:75

UNITS/CREDITS

31/192

DURATION

4 years full-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

075755C

Podiatrists are health professionals who deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs of people of all ages. Your education and training will explore a variety of health science topics such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology, pathology, wound care, podiatric therapeutics and conduct a research study.
You will have at least 1000 hours of hands-on experience treating real patients in our CQUniversity Health Clinics and at various off-campus clinical sites. You will conduct gait and movement analyses in our biomechanical laboratories and you will also have the opportunity to fabricate custom made foot orthotic devices in our fully equipped orthotic laboratories.
You will have the opportunity to work with experienced practitioners to ensure your clinical management is based on sound clinical reasoning and is evidence-based. The course will equip 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.

Core Units 31 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Rockhampton
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Fundamentals of Pre-Clinical Podiatry PracticePODI12006Work integrated learning takes place at various external clinical placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have at least 40 hours of observational clinical sessions conducted at these sites.
Podiatry Clinical Practice 1PODI12009Work 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 clinical placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have at least 40 hours of internal clinical placements and 40 hours of external clinical placements.
Podiatry Clinical Practice 2PODI13007Work 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 clinical placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have at least 96 hours of internal clinical placement and 40 hours of external clinical placement.
Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower LimbPODI13008Work integrated learning takes place the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have at least 16 hours of internal clinical placements.
Podiatry Clinical Practice 3PODI13011Work 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 clinical placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have at least 144 hours of internal clinical placements and 80 hours of external clinical placements.
Podiatry Clinical Practice 4PODI14008Work 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 at least 192 hours of internal clinical placements and 40 hours of external clinical placements.
Podiatry Clinical Practice 5PODI14012Work 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 at least 96 hours of internal clinical placements and 160 hours of external clinical placements.
Surgery in Podiatry PracticePODI14014Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have at least 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 an internal placement at the on-site allied health clinic and your external placement will occur in a variety of settings.

Students who select to study some units via distance education may be required to attend compulsory residential schools.

RANK THRESHOLD
SR 75 | ATAR 75.0

The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.

RANK CUT-OFF
Minimum Unadjusted

Rockhampton: OP 9 | SR 81 | ATAR 81.0
Sydney: ATAR 85.85

Minimum Adjusted
Rockhampton: OP 9 | SR 83 | ATAR 83.0
Sydney: ATAR 85.85

The rank cut-off score is the competitive rank that was required to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. This score may differ from the rank threshold and between campuses as it is based on applicant scores from Term 1, 2020. The cut-off score will vary from year to year as it is a historical guide of past performance. The unadjusted score details the ranks before any adjustment schemes or factors were applied and the adjusted score details the ranks if these were applied.


Student Profile

If 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, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.

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.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

N/A

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:

  • hospitals
  • 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.

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

This course is available at our regional campuses, and you will automatically be eligible for an International Student Scholarship – Regional

New South WalesSYD: 160560
QueenslandROK: 851401

If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

YOUR COURSE

The Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) 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 focussed on your career readiness and sharing their vast perspectives and practical learnings with you.

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout 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.

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.

Apply direct

Since beginning my studies, I have pushed myself to develop skills in a variety of areas such as research, public speaking, critical thinking and working to a high level of academic performance. This course is accredited with the Australian and New Zealand Accreditation Council, so successful completion will allow me to become a registered podiatrist in both Australia and New Zealand. This is a big motivation for me to do well.

Shivaali Vanshika

Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours)

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