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.