Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

302493 v.2 Master of Podiatry


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


This course is designed to produce podiatrists who have improved diagnostic skills, are sensitive to the needs of consumers of podiatric services and have the capacity to develop the profession through research and evidence based practice.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree or equivalent, in Podiatry or Chiropody from a recognised tertiary institution, an academic record with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 70 per cent or better together with a minimum of one year of relevant work experience. Applications from podiatrists currently holding a Graduate Certificate in Podiatry from Curtin will also be considered. Places are restricted with selection made on the basis of academic 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.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

Not all units are offered each year so only part-time distance education mode is available with students taking up to six years to complete.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Podiatry.

Course Organisation

The course is taught within standard semesters except that students are required to work on their research projects during the non-contact weeks and during the inter-semester break.

Professional Recognition

The course is recognised by the Podiatry Board of Australia as an academic qualification. The program is recommended as the prerequisite for fellowship of the Australian College of Surgical Podiatrists.

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

Year 1 Semester 2

10782 v.4   Podiatric Medical Imaging 600 4.0 25.0
11069 v.4   Podiatric Pharmacology 651 4.0 25.0
304135 v.2   Clinical Pathology 632 4.0 25.0
6103 v.8   Epidemiology and Biostatistics 582 4.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

Optional Units to Select From in Year 2 Semester 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
11073 v.4   Advanced Podiatric Pharmacology 694 4.0 25.0
304137 v.2   Podiatric Surgical Theory 551 4.0 25.0
305926 v.1   Professional Podiatric Project 650 18.0 50.0
N1 Year One - One of the units in each semester may be substituted for an elective unit to be chosen from the School of Physiotherapy and Division of Health Sciences, in consultation with the Head of Department
N2 Year Two - Any two optional units must be studied, elective units are selected in consultation with 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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