What will I learn?

Course details

This extended major is only available to students who are offered an Assured Pathway to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. It covers pre-clinical biomedical and podiatric health sciences, as well as foundations of podiatric clinical skills. It draws on all biomedical scientific disciplines to understand and manage human disease and illness. Furthermore, it contains foundational learning about the role of a podiatrist and introduces the student to pre-clinical podiatry training.

About the course

This Extended Major provides the foundation of studies for direct entry in to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) master’s degree for entry into professional practice as a podiatrist. This course prepares graduates with the clinical and professional attributes required for successful entry to the entry-to-practice DPM.

It covers pre-clinical biomedical and podiatric health sciences, as well as foundations of podiatric clinical skills. It will provide students the background knowledge across all the biomedical scientific disciplines including, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, haematology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and public health. These disciplines are integrated throughout the course. Clinical communication, professional content and research skills are presented throughout the major. The major will also include studies on aspects of Australian society and culture, including Aboriginal health and migrant and refugee health. It also contains foundational learning about the role of a podiatrist and introduces the student to pre-clinical practical podiatry training.

Career Pathways

This extended major course prepares MJD-PHMSC graduates with the clinical and professional attributes required for successful entry to the entry-to-practice Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree.

Graduates from the MJD-PHMSC are also eligible to apply to the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council to register and work as Allied Health Assistants in Podiatric practice – with the foundational podiatry skill set developed in level 3 of the major.

Successful graduates of this extended major, are eligible for credit towards the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine course. Graduates will be able to complete a five-year (rather than 6 year) pathway, to achieve a Bachelors degree with an extended major as well as a professional extended Master’s degree in Podiatric Medicine.

The DPM is an entry to practice professional degree, which means that graduates of the DPM degree are eligible for registration as a Podiatrist with the Podiatry Board of Australia, immediately on graduation from the DPM course. They can then work as a Podiatrist in government or hospital clinics, private podiatric and multidisciplinary practices or university-based podiatry clinics.

Further Study

This is an extended major also known as a “double major”, as such there is no opportunity to undertake another major at the same time in Level 3 of the degree.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

CRICOS

095001B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,100.00 (US$ 28,614) per year
AUD $835 per credit point; This fee is for 2021 and it may be subject to change in the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

UWA Albany Centre

35 Stirling Terrace,

ALBANY,

Western Australia,

6330, ALBANY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,100.00 (US$ 28,614) per year
AUD $835 per credit point; This fee is for 2021 and it may be subject to change in the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent). Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete an international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Monash University
  • The Australian National University
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