Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    4 years full time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Sports podiatry | Podiatrist

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

Podiatrists are all about foot health! They diagnose, treat and prevent foot abnormalities, from day-to-day issues such as toenail problems, corns, calluses and injuries through to more serious, chronic conditions such as diabetes.

A varied career, your expertise as a podiatrist will be sought out by everyone from children, to athletes, and the elderly who's feet all need care and treatment. 

The Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine from Western Sydney University provides approximately 1,000 hours of clinical education at University's clinical training facility and at external placement sites to deliver career-ready podiatry graduates.

Accredited by Australia and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC), if you want to make a career out of foot health, enquire about The Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine from Western Sydney University today!

  • What You'll Need to Get In


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  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this health course, the subjects you may study include:

    Year 1

    • Population Health and Society
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
    • Introduction to Podiatry
    • Professional Health Competencies
    • Functional Anatomy
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
    • Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
    • Communication in Health

    Year 2 

    • Pathomechanics and Podiatric Medicine
    • Biomechanics
    • Pathophysiology 1
    • Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
    • Podiatry Pre-Clinical
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders and Imaging
    • Neuroanatomy
    • Clinical Pharmacology

    Year 3

    • Podiatric Practice 1
    • The High Risk Foot
    • Pharmacology for Podiatrists
    • Culture, Diversity and Health
    • Podiatric Practice 2
    • Podiatric Surgery
    • Psychology and Health
    • Evidence-Based Practice

    Year 4

    • Podiatric Paediatrics and Sports Medicine
    • Dermatology and Gerontology
    • Podiatric Practice 3
    • One elective
    • Podiatric Professional Practice Studies
    • Podiatric Clinical Block
    • Podiatric Practice 4
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine from Western Sydney University. Your new accreditation will make you eligible to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and be the beginning of a successful career in foot health with a range of paths to pursue. 

Wondering where a career in medicine could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Physician, Surgeon, Medical Specialist, Medical Researcher, Medical Imaging Professional, Allied Health Professional.

Let's Talk Price

Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 


Find out more about government study loans here.

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