University of Newcastle
The Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle is a three year degree (all other universities in NSW are four year degrees) and places a great emphasis on practical experience, giving graduates the knowledge and practical skills needed to work in podiatry.
They have new pre-clinical facilities at their Central Coast campus (Ourimbah) where you will gain valuable professional practice experience, which when combined with podiatric theory will make you a highly employable graduate.
After graduating, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Podiatry Registration Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
What You Study
With a focus on case-based learning, this podiatry degree will produce podiatrists with excellent clinical experience, who are ready to practice in just three years. You can graduate a year ahead of many of your peers and step into your career sooner.
The Bachelor of Podiatry involves extensive study of:
- physiology and biomechanics
- podiatric theory
Real Podiatry Experience
The University of Newcastle has state of the art on campus teaching facilities including orthoses, clinical skills and research laboratories. Throughout the Bachelor of Podiatry you will be exposed to all aspects of podiatry from manufacturing orthoses and various forms of arch supports to learning basic nail surgery skills. You may also participate in research projects and work with elite athletes such as the soccer team, Central Coast Mariners.
Clinical placement is undertaken in the second and third years of the podiatry degree, and provides valuable hands on experience. You will have access to new pre-clinical facilities on campus to learn essential professional skills, then complete more than 1,000 hours of supervised practice in a variety of settings. These placements will take place both in the University of Newcastle Podiatry Clinics and on external placement (in rural and regional areas).
Following completion of the second year of the degree students are eligible to apply for a TAFE Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Podiatry) allowing them to be employed as a podiatry assistant during the final year of the degree. This qualification provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable clinical practice working with experienced podiatrists within their future profession.