This is a 90-credit postgraduate taught master's degree 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.
Modules include: Musculoskeletal Conditions of the Foot and Ankle; Inflammatory Arthropathies of the Foot and Ankle; Management of Diabetic Foot Disease; Vascular Disease; Advanced Research Methods. And optional modules include Venous Leg Ulcers and 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.
3 GOOD 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. The programme enhances students' knowledge and capacity to critique current literature, adopt best practice, and develop, undertake and disseminate research pertinent to podiatric medicine.