University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Principles of Podiatric Surgery

This course is suitable for practising podiatrists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification. The course is approved by the Faculty of Surgery, Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. The course helps you to develop your clinical and communication skills, and broaden your knowledge of podiatric surgery whilst earning a formal qualification. You will examine interprofessional practice and work towards career development within the NHS and other institutions. We are known for our flexible approaches to practice-based learning, with course durations and intensities that can be adapted to your individual needs and outside commitments. The course is designed to fit around your existing practice hours. Week-long intensive study blocks allow attendance for students based in the UK, EU and internationally.

Entry requirements

Students must be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a podiatrist and normally have a minimum of 2 years' post-registration experience. Students from outside the UK must have successfully completed an undergraduate podiatry programme at a level equivalent to the UK BSc (Hons) Podiatry. Students will normally have an upper 2nd classification or above in their 1st degree. It is expected students will be within a professional setting for a minimum of 15 hours a week. It is a requirement of the course that students are currently practising podiatry.
For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Course modules

Anatomy for podiatric practice (including cadaveric dissection); diagnostic imaging (including IRMER certification); clinical pharmacology (including POMs certification); pathology and microbiology; clinical biomechanics and musculoskeletal pathology affecting the lower extremity; research methods; surgical management of the foot; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Eastbourne Campus Eastbourne BN20 7UR South East

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