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. We are the oldest and largest podiatry school in Australia, training over one-third of Australia’s podiatry students.*
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 Department 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, 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.
*Podiatry Board of Australia – Student Enrolment Data, July 2013