Podiatrists are best known for treating problems that people commonly experience with their feet, but they are increasingly playing an important role in addressing chronic conditions, such as diabetes. As a podiatrist, your patients can range from children to active sportspeople to the ageing.
The Honours program is available to high achieving students in the Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine. The degree is delivered jointly by Western Sydney University (WSU) and the University of Newcastle (UON).
Advance human health
Honours is a key early step in the path to leadership in the profession and opens up the world of research, without taking any longer to complete the degree. The honours program encourages independent learning, develops research skills and provides an opportunity for deeper investigation in the major field of study.
As a high achieving student you may apply for entry into the Honours program in year 3 of your Bachelor degree. You then begin advanced research training in the latter half of year 3. Clinical placements and an honours thesis are completed during the fourth year of the program.
The thesis presents research that addresses real podiatric problems and education across the lifespan. This research will be conducted under the supervision of experienced academic researchers.
Our students are eligible to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. This program has been accredited by Australia and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC).
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As a Podiatric Medicine (Honours) graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Sports podiatry
- Academia and Research
As a qualified Podiatrist, you will be an independent, highly skilled practitioner who is able to diagnose and treat disorders of the foot and lower limb, and a number of careers paths are available to you following graduation.
Podiatry Educator careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising Podiatrists also commonly teach as part of their work. You may be involved in the education of podiatry students or train new graduate podiatrists.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed program of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
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