• Pre-enrolment 2017

Knowledge branch: Health sciences

Taught at: FACULTY OF NURSING AND CHIROPODY

Credits: 240

Core subjects: 60

Compulsory subjects: 129

Optional subjects: 9

External placements: 36

Degree final project 6

Classes: face-to-face

Years: 4

1st year available places: 60

Regulated professions for which the degree certificate qualifies: Podologist

Languages used in class: English, Spanish, Valencian

Minimum number of enrolment credits per student: 30 ECTS part-time students/ 60 ECTS full-time students

Degree Academic Committee President (CAT): Alcahuz Griñán, Montserrat

Degree coordinator Campos Campos, Juan

External placements coordinator: Macián Romero, Cecili

Mobility coordinator Corchón Arreche, Silvia

Academic, scientific or professional interest:

The aim of the Degree in Podiatry is to produce professionals with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to prevent, diagnose and treat foot-related conditions. Thanks to their general knowledge of the human body and specialised training in feet, podiatrists can work alongside other specialists to provide patients with a specific and effective diagnosis and treatment.

The Degree in Podiatry offers the following career opportunities:

  • Care tasks in podiatry clinics, polyclinics, primary care centres, hospitals or sports centres.
  • Teaching and research work in universities, scientific societies, foundations and companies specialising in podiatry.
Worth Noting:

The Degree in Podiatry qualifies graduates to practise as podiatrists according to Spanish and European laws.

To study Podiatry, it is advisable that students have some prior knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

During the third and fourth academic years, students undertake internships in order to consolidate their theoretical knowledge and gain practical experience in their future profession. Internships are part of the Integrated Clinical Practicum module.

In addition to the clinics, hospitals and other centres with which the University of Valencia has signed internship agreements, the University has its own podiatry clinic where students are trained to attend to external patients by performing clinical care tasks in the different areas covered during their studies:

- Podiatric surgery
- Orthopodiatry
- Orthotics
- Physical podiatry
- Biomechanics
- Chiropody
- Radiodiagnosis

There are no optional subjects in this degree’s curriculum.

 
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