Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Podiatry

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Podiatry

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Course title Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Podiatry
Course code UBSCHPODFT
Postnominal B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 4 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 240
Coordinator Cynthia Formosa
Delivered by Faculty of Health Sciences
This course aims to prepare professional podiatrists to meet the requirements of a population with regards to foot treatments and foot health promotion and foot care education.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:

A pass at Advanced Level at Grade C or better in Biology and a pass at Intermediate Level in either Chemistry or Physics.

Applicants who possess a grade D instead of a grade C in the Advanced Level in Biology shall be admitted under those conditions as the Admissions Committee of the Faculty of Health Sciences may impose to compensate for the missing element. If, by the end of the first year of the Course, such students do not successfully complete all the requirements to progress regularly to the second year of the Course, they shall be required to withdraw from the Course, and shall neither be entitled to repeat the year nor to progress conditionally as normally permitted under the Principal Regulations.

During the first year of the Course, students are also required to undergo an occupational health assessment so as to ascertain that they are fit for the duties related to their proposed studies. Students who do not fulfil this requirement may be barred from progressing with their studies. Failure to disclose information about a physical or mental health problem that could affect patient safety is considered to be a serious breach of the University Suitability to Practise Regulations.

Further information, including a schedule of interviews for applicants for courses with a limited number of students and for 'adult learners/mature applicants' (in the case of undergraduate courses), as well as important information on the occupational health protocol can be accessed here. Prospective students are encouraged to go through these documents carefully as early as possible.

Requires the submission of a Police Certificate of Conduct.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 10,800
The course design follows internationally recognized criteria for teaching and training in the classroom and in the clinical field. The podiatry course is tailored to fit current practices in the field with the aim of providing evidence based practice. This course has been designed to provide vocational education, at undergraduate level, for careers in podiatry. Students must be able to cope with the physical and psychological demands of the profession. During the four years of the course programme, students study podiatric science, medical sciences, behavioral and clinical studies and research design. These subjects, together with applied anatomy, pathology and physiology, underpin and support the specific modules, which are developed progressively throughout the course. The clinical component is extremely important and is an integral part of the course. During the third year of the course, students may have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in Europe through the ERASMUS student exchange.
All those interested in a medical profession. The podiatrist deals with patients and is therefore required to have a sympathetic, understanding and caring attitude. Good communications skills are of utmost importance both with patients and also with other professional colleagues. Patience and tact are also often needed with clients especially children. Podiatry is dependent on the face-to-face interaction between the patient and the practitioner. Therefore successful podiatrists must adopt a holistic approach and be sensitive communicators and counsellors together with assessing and treating people whose movement is restricted due to a foot problem.
On successful completion of the course, candidates are eligible to apply for registration with the Council for the Professions Complementary to Medicine.

New graduates in podiatry will be able to pursue their career in both the public and private sector. Students who wish to further their studies in Podiatry will be able to register for any post-graduate certificate or diploma or they can register for a Masters degree both locally or with any other foreign university.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the second semester of the third year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 14 May 2021

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