Podiatry

Why do a short course in Podiatry?

We offer two short courses: 'Web-based Case Studies' and a Bridging Program for the Master of Podiatric Practice.

'Web-based Case Studies' is part of the pathway of work required for podiatrists to undertake to obtain endorsement for scheduled medicines. These case studies have been approved by the Podiatry Board of Australia (PodBA) and includes integrated assessment (required by the PodBA).

The Bridging Program for the Master of Podiatic Practice is part of the Graduate Entry Masters program. It provides students with the essential pre-clinical podiatry skills training such that they can confidently enter semester one with the other double-degree students.

Course information

'Web-based Case Studies'

The 'Web-based Case Studies' are available for purchase anytime for $250. The course resources are emailed to applicants, and they are required to read through and complete the multiple choice question assessment sent as an attachment. The answers are then submitted to La Trobe for marking. If applicants score above 80% on the MCQ assessment, they are then deemed to have completed the assessment successfully, and are provided with a certificate stating this.

Further information, registration and payment is available here.

NB: Please have look at the Podiatry Board of Australia website to check that you are eligible to complete the case studies. For most podiatrists, this will include an appropriate level of undergraduate or postgraduate pharmacology (an approved course in podiatric therapeutics).

If you have any queries, please contact executive and professional education at executive_professional_education@latrobe.edu.au or Future student enquiries at 1300 135 045.


Bridging Program for the Master of Podiatric Practice

As part of the Graduate Entry Masters program, we will provide students with the essential pre-clinical podiatry skills training such that they can confidently enter semester one with the other double-degree students. The fee is $1,500.

This is a 4 week program consisting of online learning activities (week 1), pre-clinical practice training program (weeks 2 and 3), and assessment of learning outcomes (week 4).

Attendance to the pre-clinical training program in weeks 2-3 and satisfactory completion of the competencies and hurdle requirements in week 4 are compulsory for progression to the Graduate Entry Masters program. We would request that you keep other commitments to a minimum for the four weeks.

Further information, registration and payment is available here.

For further enquiries, please email ASK La Trobe.

About the academic staff

The paramedicine staff employed at La Trobe University are highly qualified and motivated individuals who share their experience and enthusiasm with students, and align curriculum content with international best practice.  They are determined to produce resilient, critical thinking and capable clinicians that can thrive in this exciting profession.

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Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.