CC75 - Master of Podiatry Practice


Course Overview

The Master of Podiatry Practice prepares you for advanced clinical practice in the profession of podiatry. Podiatrists are health professionals who deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. This course is a graduate-entry course whereby you are required to have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary education institution prior to entry. Graduate students with the appropriate qualifications will be provided a means of entry to the profession of podiatry by undertaking an accelerated course of study. Completed over five academic terms this course emphasises the integration of previous skills and knowledge with the principles and practice of podiatry. The course is demanding and requires you to be focused on intensive study and also be available for associated clinical placement between terms. On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for registration to practice as a podiatrist (subject to external accreditation with Australia and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council).

Career Information

Podiatrists can work across diverse settings in both rural and urban areas including hospitals, multidisciplinary health clinics, community health centres, private practice, as well as in research and development.

Course Details
Duration 1.66 years full-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 120
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 postgraduate 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 Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MPodPrac
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
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Entry Scores
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Entry Requirements

This is a graduate-entry course and students are required to have completed, within the last ten years, an undergraduate health-related course (or equivalent) at Bachelor degree level and achieved a Grade Point Average (GPA) equal to or greater than 5.0 (credit average) to be eligible for entry into the course. If places remain available, applicants with a GPA between 4.5 and 5.0 will be considered. It is a pre-requisite that applicants have also completed at least one tertiary level unit in each of the following areas: human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, psychology, and research methods or evidence based practice.

International Students

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Security Requirements
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Health Requirements
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Assumed Knowledge
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Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

PODI20002 - Internal Clinical Placement: 40 hours; plus External Clinical Placement: 80 hours.
PODI20008 - Internal Clinical Placement: 96 hours; plus External Clinical Placement: 40 hours.
PODI20017 - Internal Clinical Placement: 96 hours; plus External Clinical Placement: 160 hours.
PODI20014 - Internal Clinical Placement: 24 hours.
PODI20006 - Internal Clinical Placement: 16 hours.
PODI20013 - Internal Clinical Placement: 192 hours; plus External Clinical Placement: 40 hours.
PODI20012 - Internal Clinical Placement: 144 hours; plus External Clinical Placement: 80 hours.

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 15
Second year 20
Third Year 25
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate advanced professional knowledge of podiatry practice
  • 2. Practice podiatry within the scope of the profession
  • 3. Display advanced communication skills with diverse audiences
  • 4. Integrate knowledge, skills and professional attitudes through the use of clinical evidence and expert judgement in providing patient-centred care
  • 5. Reflect critically on research-based principles of learning and/or professional practice to continuously improve practice
  • 6. Work with high-level personal autonomy and/or collaboratively
  • 7. Incorporate social responsibilty for primary health care and respect for diversity in professional practice.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
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