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CB86 - Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours)

Overview

Optional Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend an optional Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course will provide knowledge and equip you with skills that will allow you to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of the foot and lower limb of people of all ages. In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about human anatomy, physiology, 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 the CQUniversity Health Clinic 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.

Career Information

Podiatrists work in both urban and rural areas such as in public and private hospitals; community welfare, health services (including public health), research and development, and private practice.

Course Details
Duration 4 years full-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 192
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BPodiatryPrac(Hons)
AQF Level Level 8: Bachelor Honours Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 851401
  • NSW - Sydney - 160560
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 075755C
  • SYD - 075755C
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Prerequisite: English

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 or:

  • 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 as below:

  • an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 overall with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 7.0 for Speaking and Listening, 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.

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

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CL13 - Diploma of Health Science
Professional Accreditation

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.

Learned Society Accreditiation This course has received initial accreditation with conditions from the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC). It is also recognised by the Podiatry Board of Australia in line with AHPRA.

Residential School Requirements

Optional Residential School Students who select to study some units via distance education may be required to attend compulsory residential schools.
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Practicum/Work Placement

PODI14014 - Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have at least 24 hours of internal clinical placements.
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 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.
PODI14008 - 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 at least 192 hours of internal clinical placements and 40 hours of external clinical placements.
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 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.
PODI13008 - Work integrated learning takes place the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have at least 16 hours of internal clinical placements.
PODI13007 - 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 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.
PODI12009 - 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 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.
PODI12006 - Work 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.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 31
2018 33
2017 31
2016 26
2015 20
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate advanced clinical and professional skills in podiatry when providing patient centered care, including effective communication and well developed clinical reasoning
  • 2. Integrate advanced theoretical and practical knowledge to practice podiatry in a complex healthcare environment
  • 3. Work independently and/or collaboratively to assess, plan and implement podiatry services in diverse contexts
  • 4. Investigate, analyse and synthesise new information from a range of sources to inform and improve on-going clinical and professional practice
  • 5. Apply appropriate standards of ethical, social and professional behavior in diverse contexts
  • 6. Develop comprehensive knowledge of contemporary research methods used in health professions
  • 7. Apply critical thinking and reflective practice within a research context to analyse, generate and transmit new knowledge related to podiatry
  • 8. Demonstrate advanced health promotion and education abilities pertaining to podiatry within the broader health care system.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
1. KNOWLEDGE Have coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 31 Total credit points: 192


NOTE: Please contact your Course Advisor prior to enrolling in the below units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health Practice
HLTH11027 Foundations of Health
PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology
ALLH11006 Life Course Development for Health Professionals
HLTH12028 Health Promotion Strategies
PODI12006 Fundamentals of Pre-Clinical Podiatry Practice
ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals
MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care
BMSC13010 Pharmacology
PODI12007 Gerontology in Podiatry Practice
PODI12009 Podiatry Clinical Practice 1
PODI12010 Advanced Anatomy and Podiatric Biomechanics
MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology
PODI13009 Neurovascular Medicine in Podiatry Practice
PODI13007 Podiatry Clinical Practice 2
PODI13010 Sports in Podiatry Practice
PODI13008 Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limb
PODI13011 Podiatry Clinical Practice 3
PODI13012 Paediatrics in Podiatry Practice
PODI13014 Diabetes in Podiatry Practice
PODI13015 Advanced Pharmacology for Podiatry Practice
PODI14008 Podiatry Clinical Practice 4
PODI14009 Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine in Podiatry Practice
PODI14010 High-Risk Foot and Chronic Wound Care
PODI14014 Surgery in Podiatry Practice
PODI14011 Complex Cases in Podiatry Practice
PODI14012 Podiatry Clinical Practice 5
PODI14013 Professional Issues in Podiatry Practice
BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1
BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2
ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
More Details

Work Integrated Learning and Clinical Experience

The Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course involves extensive training in a clinical environment. Practical learning experiences are central to the course with students needing to complete approximately 1000 hours of clinical placement in order to complete their degree. Students will undertake internal placement at the newly established on-site allied health clinic and their external placement will occur in a variety of settings.

Students must comply with the mandatory pre-clinical placement requirements prior to undertaking placement. Students must show evidence of:

  1. A current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate that includes management of anaphylaxis and use of an Automated External Defibrillator. In accordance with the Podiatry Board of Australia and to meet the registration requirement for CPR, the certificate of attainment must list one of the following units or training packages (HLTCPR201B; HLTFA201B; HLTFA301C; HLTFA302B; HLTFA402C; HLTFA403B; HLTFA404B).
  2. Hepatitis B Vaccination and Immunity.
  3. Hold a current ‘Working with Children' certification Blue Card
  4. Criminal History Check
  5. All Queensland Health Student Clinical Placements require students to provide a signed copy of QLD Health Student Deed Poll, Privacy & Consent, Student Orientation Checklist and Placement Requirements Form.

Application for Credit Transfer

Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies undertaken equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity course have been successfully completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units for which they may be eligible to claim exemption.

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details on the guidelines and application process.

You can apply for direct credit against CQUniversity units, if equivalent tertiary level study has been completed. You must supply relevant documentation (study guides, unit profiles, etc) to do this. Or, in some courses you can apply for electives outside of CQUniversity range of units. If your study was undertaken more than 10 years old, you may not be eligible to apply for this as credit.

Computing Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that students have access to the CQUniversity website. Students may be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the Internet.

It is strongly recommended that students have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online student resources that would include but not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission.