Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

300307 v.2 Graduate Certificate in Podiatry


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This course provides graduates with the necessary skills to obtain informed opinions from a variety of sources and apply them to their own clinical practice. Utilising case scenarios based on practical problems, students will be encouraged to tackle real problems facilitated by the tutor and supported by course materials. An analysis of true practice demographics will provide the theory necessary to allow each student to solve real problems specific to their local circumstances. Professional skills including practitioner research and discerning reading will underpin this program.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree, or equivalent, in Podiatry or Chiropody from a recognised tertiary institution, a good academic record together with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience. Numbers are restricted and selection will be made on the basis ofacademic record, experience and demonstrated commitment to continuing education.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study. All units are offered each year in part-time distance education mode only with a student taking up to four years to complete.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
300304 v.2   Podiatric Biomechanics 587 4.0 25.0
300305 v.3   Podiatric Medicine 588 4.0 25.0
300306 v.3   Podopaediatrics 588 4.0 25.0
N1 An appropriate elective can be undertaken instead of the listed core units with the approval of the Head of Department


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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