UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Podiatry 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Central Coast – Ourimbah CSP  480767  3F 72.40 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Assumed knowledge: Chemistry, Physics and any two units of mathematics. Applicants who have not previously studied these subjects are encouraged to take bridging courses before the commencement of the University year. Read 'Bridging courses'.

Major studies: Podiatry.

Practical experience: Students will complete over 1,000 hours of supervised clinical experience in a variety of settings locally and nationally in rural and regional areas, giving graduates both the knowledge and practical skills needed for working in podiatry. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for professional placement will be the responsibility of the student.

Honours: B Health Science (Honours) is available to students who achieve the required grade point average.

Professional recognition: Graduates of this degree will be podiatrists, eligible for registration with the Podiatry Registration Board of Australia. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (APHRA).

Career opportunities: Examples include podiatrists in a variety of urban and rural health settings, including private and public practices, general hospitals, rehabilitation and community health centres, sports clinics, research centres and consultancies. With additional training there is opportunity to specialise in the area of podiatric surgery.

Additional information: This program requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. Students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down by the NSW Ministry of Health, including policies around criminal record checking. These requirements may or may not include a WorkCover-approved first aid certificate, a National Police Certificate, a Prohibited Employment Declaration, NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement as well as fulfilling any required immunisations in order to obtain a NSW Health Certificate of Compliance. Students are expected to comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements. The University will provide student details to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for the purpose of student registration.

The B Podiatry program and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. The award of this program depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and clinical components.

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