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
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, pediatrics, 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.
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.
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.
|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 an internal placement at the on-site allied health clinic and your external placement will occur in a variety of settings.
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|
|International Indicative First Term Fee||$17,280.00|
|International Indicative First Year Fee||$34,560.00|
Please note the following important information:
- Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
- Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
- Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
- The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
- Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
- It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
- The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
- Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
- Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
- International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).
Please refer to our international course fees page.
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.