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 high quality tertiary education involving extensive theoretical and clinical experience that will develop graduates with the necessary advanced skills, knowledge and experience to commence professional practice as a podiatrist.

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 or 0 years part-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) BPodiatry Practice (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

Domestic students - QTAC - Rockhampton Campus; UAC - Sydney Campus. International Students - ONLINE.

English (4SA), and a Science subject (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)

English Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA you are required to meet the English Language Prerequisite by:

  • an academic IELTS completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 7.0 in each band and overall or
  • a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry into) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA.

The English Language Proficiency requirements may also be satisfied by (results are to be no older than 2 years from the start of term):

  • Occupational test - Result of ‘A' or ‘B'
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 This course has received conditional accreditation from Australia & New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council.
Learned Society Accreditiation

This course has received initial accreditation with conditions from the Australian & 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

PODI14008 - Internal and External clinical placement component.
PODI13007 - Internal and External clinical placement component.
PODI14012 - Internal and External clinical placement component.
PODI12009 - Internal and External clinical placement component.
PODI12006 - External clinical placement component.
PODI13007 - Internal and External clinical placement component.
PODI14014 - Internal clinical placement component.
PODI13011 - Internal and External clinical placement component.
PODI13008 - Internal clinical placement component.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 33
2017 31
2016 26
2015 20
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate an up-to-date and extensive knowledge of podiatry
  • 2. Practice podiatry within the scope of the profession
  • 3. Communicate effectively with diverse audiences
  • 4. Investigate, analyse and improve ongoing clinical and professional practice
  • 5. Integrate knowledge, skills and professional attitudes through the use of contemporary evidence and well-developed judgement to provide patient centred care
  • 6. Work independently and/or collaboratively
  • 7. Incorporate social responsibility for primary health care and respect for diversity
  • 8. Commit to a lifelong learning approach to professional life
  • 9. Develop comprehensive knowledge of contemporary research methods used in health professions
  • 10. Acquire an advanced understanding of a particular topic or clinical problem as articulated in the professional research literature
  • 11. Demonstrate capacity to apply ethical standards and practice within research activities
  • 12. Apply critical thinking and reflective practice in the analysis and interpretation of research results to develop new understanding of topic or problem
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health Practice
HLTH11027 Foundations of Health
ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1
PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2
ALLH12007 Research Methods for Health Professionals
ALLH11006 Life Course Development for Health Professionals
HLTH12028 Health Promotion Strategies
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PODI12006 Fundamentals of Pre-Clinical Podiatry Practice
ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals
BMSC13010 Pharmacology
MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PODI12007 Gerontology in Podiatry Practice
PODI12009 Podiatry Clinical Practice 1
PODI12010 Advanced Anatomy and Podiatric Biomechanics
MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PODI13007 Podiatry Clinical Practice 2
PODI13008 Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limb
PODI13009 Neurovascular Medicine in Podiatry Practice
PODI13010 Sports in Podiatry Practice
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PODI13011 Podiatry Clinical Practice 3
PODI13012 Paediatrics in Podiatry Practice
PODI13014 Diabetes in Podiatry Practice
PODI13015 Advanced Pharmacology for Podiatry Practice
Year 4 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
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
Year 4 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PODI14011 Complex Cases in Podiatry Practice
PODI14012 Podiatry Clinical Practice 5
PODI14013 Professional Issues in Podiatry Practice
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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.