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Podiatric Medicine

Your Course
This is a 90 credit Master's programme, with 6 x 10 credit taught modules and a 30 credit research dissertation, taken over one (full-time) or two (part-time) years. There is an option to exit with a 60 credit Postgraduate Diploma.

The modules comprise: Musculoskeletal Conditions of Ankle and Foot; Inflammatory Arthropathies of the Foot and Ankle; Diabetic Foot Disease; Vascular Disease; Advanced Research Methods; and Venous Leg Ulcers or Advanced Wound Management.

A blended learning strategy has been adopted, with a variety of instructional methods employed, all of which are appropriate for the intended learning outcomes. The distance-learning is supported by use of a virtual learning environment (Blackboard®), with blogs being used to engage students and facilitate feedback from their teachers. Assessment is distributed across the programme, and within modules, with a range of modalities being used, including 3,000-word written assignments, blog entries, an OSCE, and a 12,000 word research dissertation.

Reasons To Study This Course

1. The course will provide a postgraduate learning experience that adopts problem solving, clinical reasoning and critical reflection in the analysis of podiatric practice and advancement of individual expertise.

2. It will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own clinical and professional interests.

3. Enhances knowledge and capacity to critique current literature, adopt best practice, and develop, undertake and disseminate research pertinent to podiatric medicine.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Admissions will normally be restricted to those who hold an honours degree, first or upper 2nd class or equivalent in Podiatry/Podiatric Medicine. Those with degrees in cognate medical/science/engineering disciplines may be eligible for entry. An interview is part of the process.


1 year full-time; 2 years part-time.

Further enquiries

Professor Caroline McIntosh
Head of Podiatric Medicine
T: +353 91 495 869

Application date

1MPO1, full-time; 1MPO2, part-time.

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

Closing Date: 31 July 2019

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