Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Podiatry
(B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

POD1007 Podiatric Clinical Biomechanics 1 6 ECTS (NC)
PSY1313 An Overview of Psychology 6 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1500 General Anatomy 1 2 ECTS (NC)
ANA1501 General Anatomy 2 2 ECTS (NC)
ANA1504 Regional Anatomy: Foot and Ankle 2 ECTS (NC)
IHC1002 Introduction to First Aid 2 ECTS (NC)
PHB1101 Body Fluids, Cells, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology 4 ECTS (NC)
POD1002 Pre-Clinical Podiatry 4 ECTS (NC)
POD1006 Podiatric Dermatology 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA1502 General Anatomy 3 2 ECTS (NC)
ANA1506 Regional Anatomy: Lower Limb 4 ECTS (NC)
ANA1508 Regional Anatomy: Neuroanatomy (including Dissection) 4 ECTS (NC)
DBS1001 Disability Issues for Health Professionals 2 ECTS
HSC1003 An Introduction to Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS (NC)
PHB1102 Renal Physiology and Haematology 4 ECTS (NC)
POD1001 Materials 2 ECTS
POD1003 Podiatric Clinical Skills 6 ECTS (NC)

Optional Units

During the second semester of their first year of study students are required to register for an optional study-unit to the value of 2 ECTS credits.



Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: Total 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

POD2002 Podiatric Assessment 6 ECTS (NC)
POD2003 Clinical Practice 1 6 ECTS (NC)
POD2011 An Overview of Prosthetic and Orthotic Therapy in Podiatry 4 ECTS (NC)
POD2012 The Podiatric Practice in a Hospital Setting 4 ECTS (NC)
POD2014 Podiatric Clinical Biomechanics 2 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CPH2402 Pharmacology for Allied Health Care Professionals 4 ECTS (NC)
PAT2121 Pathology 4 ECTS (NC)
PHB2101 Gastrointestinal and the Endocrine System 4 ECTS (NC)
POD2013 Ethics for Podiatrists 2 ECTS
SOR0210 Data Treatment and Probability 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ANA2510 Anatomy of Lower Limb Movement 4 ECTS (NC)
IHC2014 Communication Skills for Health Professions 4 ECTS
POD2006 Nail Pathologies 2 ECTS (NC)
PSY2633 Health Psychology 6 ECTS (NC)
SOR0220 Elementary Statistical Theory 2 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: Total 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MED3101 General Medicine 6 ECTS (NC)
POD3003 Clinical Practice 2 8 ECTS (NC)
POD3021 Advanced Podiatric Clinical Biomechanics 6 ECTS (NC)
POD3022 Foot Orthotic Fabrication 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

HSC3002 Research Methods in the Health Sciences 2 ECTS (NC)
POD3009 High Risk Foot 2 ECTS (NC)
POD3010 Management of Ulcers 2 ECTS (NC)
POD3014 Podiatric Surgery Theory 2 ECTS (NC)
POD3016 Podiatric Anaesthesia 2 ECTS (NC)
POD3019 Footwear in Health and Disease 4 ECTS (NC)
SOR0233 Statistical Analysis in Practice 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

POD3002 Physical Therapy 2 ECTS
POD3006 Diabetes 4 ECTS (NC)
POD3007 Podiatric Orthopaedics 4 ECTS (NC)
POD3020 Practical Podiatric Anaesthesia 4 ECTS (NC)
RAD3401 Principles and Practice of Imaging Applied to Podiatry 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year 4: Total 60 ECTS credits

YEAR FOUR

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CPH4600 Pharmacology for Podiatry Students 6 ECTS (NC)
POD4003 Podiatric Practice 10 ECTS (NC)
POD4011 Podogeriatrics 4 ECTS (NC)
POD4019 Managing the Diabetic Foot 4 ECTS (NC)
POD4021 Podiatric Surgery Practice 6 ECTS (NC)
POD4200 Dissertation 10 ECTS (NC)
RAD3036 Introduction to Diagnostic Ultrasound for Podiatry 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

POD4010 Podopaediatrics 4 ECTS (NC)
POD4015 Metabolic and Neurological Disorders Affecting the Foot 2 ECTS (NC)
POD4022 Understanding Podiatric Management 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

POD4012 Sports Medicine 4 ECTS (NC)
POD4013 Circulatory and Rheumatic Disorders of the Foot 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for successful completion of Year 4: Total 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of B.Sc. (Hons) in Podiatry: Total 240 ECTS credits


This programme of study is governed by The General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-laws for the award of Bachelor of Science (Honours) - B.Sc. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 30 September 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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