University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Forensic Podiatry

This course includes developing clinical specialism embedded within podiatry practice. Understanding the relationship of the foot shape and function related to bare footprints and shoe wear patterns and its uses in forensic science are all central skills in this specialism. It allows students to develop as an expert witness in the recognition of bare footprints and shoe wear patterns to assist in the solving of crimes. This course provides podiatrists with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in this exciting area of practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an Honours degree in Podiatry or an equivalent qualification. Individuals without Honours or with a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine will be considered on an individual basis by the admission team. Be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the relevant registration authority in your country of origin. If you trained overseas, you must be registered with an appropriate governing body. For applicants whose 1st language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course.

Course modules

Modules include: Critical appraisal of research literature. Optional modules: Research project preparation; advanced studies for forensic podiatry practice; introduction to forensic podiatry; clinical gait analysis; crime scene science awareness; quality and presentation of evidence; project (health related).

Assessment methods

Assessment incorporates the study of real life case studies where students have the opportunity to review anonymous, real case files of patients. Students also produce court standard reports.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time block-release September 2016 - 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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