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Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
Podiatrists have a varied and interesting job caring for feet. Foot pain affects the young and old, sedentary and active people alike and can cause pain in the lower back and other joints by changing how you stand, walk and run. Foot problems also occur in association with many chronic diseases and podiatry intervention is vital to monitor and preserve foot health.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- A current and in-depth knowledge of podiatry and the roles of a podiatrist.
- The ability to work safely and effectively as a podiatrist.
- The ability to contribute to and work effectively in multidisciplinary health teams with other practitioners.
- The ability to identify and analyse complex problems within podiatry practice and develop solutions to these problems.
- The knowledge and skills to perform in a socially responsible manner, to communicate complex concepts effectively, and to engage in life-long learning.
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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.
- Admission information for Australian students and residents
- Admission information for international students
During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Find out if you are eligible.
Current Australian Year 12 Students:
Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on Selection Rank or equivalent.
Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:
Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:
- Previous Year 12 studies and/or
- Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications and/or
- Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.
All International Students:
Apply directly to International Admissions. International applicants must satisfy an English Language proficiency requirement.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
The IELTS requirement for admission to this program is 7.0 with no sub-test less than 7.0 Please be aware that the current standard English language competency for registration as a practitioner in your discipline in most states of Australia is IELTS 7.0.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Please note that time restrictions apply to the granting of credit in this program.
Compulsory program requirements
Students will complete more than 1000 hours of supervised practice in a variety of settings both locally and nationally and rural placements will be mandatory. Travel and accommodation for placements are at the students' expense, however, the University attempts to use placements where free or cheap accommodation is available. To comply with credentialing requirements, successful completion of nominated courses that underpin the program is required prior to commencing professional placements. Students will be required to purchase instrument kits.
NSW Health Verification Requirements
Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met. For more information please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/health-medicine-placement.
First Aid Certificate
Before beginning their first clinical placement students are required to obtain a WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Compulsory program requirements - Review of progress
In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.
PDTY1202 - Fundamentals of Podiatry Practice
PDTY2101 - Introduction to Podiatry Clinical Skills
PDTY2102 - Pharmacology in Clinical Podiatry Practice
PDTY2103 - Advanced Foot Anatomy and Biomechanics
PDTY2203 - Musculoskeletal and Sports Podiatry
PDTY2204 - Professional Practice
PDTY2205 - Diabetes and Wound Management
PDTY3101 - Advanced Paediatric and Adult Foot Management
PDTY3102 - Podiatric Surgery
PDTY3104 - Podiatric Specialisations
PDTY3202 - Advanced Podiatry Practice
PDTY3203 - Specialised Podiatry Practice
Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council
This program is accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council.
Podiatry Board of Australia (under AHPRA)
Graduates of this program will be podiatrists, eligible for registration with the Podiatry Registration Board of Australia.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
3 years full-time.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
The program comprises 240 units including:
- 230 units of Core Courses; and
- 10 units of Elective Courses.
Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.
You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
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|HLSC1000||Transition to Health Sciences Education and Practice||10 units|
|HUBS1108||Musculoskeletal Anatomy for Podiatry||10 units|
|HUBS1403||Biomedical Science Part 1||10 units|
|HUBS1404||Biomedical Science Part 2||10 units|
|PDTY1202||Fundamentals of Podiatry Practice||10 units|
|PUBH1080||Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion||10 units|
|HUBS2203||Introductory Pharmacology||10 units|
|HUBS2505||Human Pathophysiology||10 units|
|PDTY2101||Introduction to Podiatry Clinical Skills||10 units|
|PDTY2102||Pharmacology in Clinical Podiatry Practice||10 units|
|PDTY2103||Advanced Foot Anatomy and Biomechanics||10 units|
|PDTY2202||Podiatric Medicine||10 units|
|PDTY2203||Musculoskeletal and Sports Podiatry||10 units|
|PDTY2204||Professional Practice||10 units|
|PDTY2205||Diabetes and Wound Management||10 units|
|PDTY3101||Advanced Paediatric and Adult Foot Management||10 units|
|PDTY3102||Podiatric Surgery||10 units|
|PDTY3103||Podiatric Biomechanics||10 units|
|PDTY3104||Podiatric Specialisations||10 units|
|PDTY3201||Seminars and Case Reports||10 units|
|PDTY3202||Advanced Podiatry Practice||20 units|
|PDTY3203||Specialised Podiatry Practice||10 units|
Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is available to students who achieve the required grade point average.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a audio/visual impairment will have difficulty pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student with such a disability to contact the Faculty to discuss the issue.
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