Podiatrists treat and manage issues relating to bone and joint disorders, such as arthritis, soft tissue and muscular pathologies, as well as neurological and circulatory diseases.
Our hands-on, two-year program gives you the skills and knowledge to prevent and treat disorders of the foot and ankle.
You'll learn the assessment and management skills used in podiatric practice and how to treat patients with complex medical conditions. Our course will enable you to work in different areas of podiatry such as paediatrics, surgery and sports injuries.
The Discipline of Podiatry conducts its own clinic at our Melbourne Campus, where you'll be directly involved in treating patients.
You'll gain further clinical experience through external placements at hospitals, community health centres and private practices, under the supervision of a skilled clinician. Placements are available in metropolitan Melbourne, rural and regional Victoria and interstate. We also offer opportunities for some overseas clinical placements.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.
Our theoretical and clinical subjects prepare you for careers in areas like paediatrics and sports injury management as well as in specialist fields such as foot and ankle surgery. You'll be ready to treat people of all ages and be eligible to work overseas in some countries. Our graduates work in public and private practice, community health centres, hospitals and in academia.Professional recognition
The Master of Podiatric Practice is accredited by The Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC). Graduates of the Master of Podiatric Practice may be eligible to apply for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.