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Podiatry Medicine - Structured

Course overview
The discipline of podiatry is committed to conducting and disseminating high quality research to support and enhance the evidence-base for podiatry.

Applications are invited in the areas of Diabetic foot disease, tissue viability and lower extremity wounds, quantitative methodologies specifically clinical trials, Interprofessional working in clinical practice.

Entry requirements

PhD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.

Additional entry requirements
Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.


Structured PhD (full-time, four years)
Structured PhD (part-time, six years)

Further enquiries

Dr. Caroline McIntosh
T +353 91 495 869

Application date

Course Code: Structured PhD, full-time—1SPL1; part-time—1SPL2

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Research areas

Current research projects–

The EverT (Effective Verrucae Treatment) trial is a pragmatic, randomised controlled trial funded by the Department of Health, UK, through its Health Technology Assessment Programme. Podiatry at NUI Galway is involved in this multi-centre study which is investigating the effectiveness of common interventions for verrucae.

A study that will investigate electric noise stimulation on sensory perception is due to commence following successful funding from the Health Research Board in collaboration with colleagues in Electronic Engineering and Informatics, and Medicine.

The development of an international e-learning learning resource for tissue viability and wound care.

Research Areas

Tissue viability/lower extremity wounds
Management of the at risk limb
Diabetic foot disease
Tissue stress
Foot and ankle biomechanics
Joint instability
Gait analysis
Orthoses therapy
Evidence based practice
Interprofessional working in clinical practice

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