NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Podiatric Medicine School of Health Sciences College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MPO1, full-time; 1MPO2, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2021 CONTACT Geraldine Farrelly Discipline of Podiatric Medicine T: +353 91 495 116 E: 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. The course will provide a postgraduate learning experience that adopts problem solving, clinical reasoning and critical reflection in the analysis of podiatric practice and advancement of individual expertise. 2. It will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own clinical and professional interests. 3. The programme enhances students’ knowledge and capacity to critique current literature, adopt best practice, and develop, undertake and disseminate research pertinent to podiatric medicine.

Your Course This is a 90-credit postgraduate taught master ’s degree programme, with 6 x 10-credit taught modules and a 30-credit research dissertation, taken over one (full-time) or two (part-time) years. There is an option to exit with a 60-credit Postgraduate Diploma. Modules include: Musculoskeletal Conditions of the Foot and Ankle; Inflammatory Arthropathies of the Foot and Ankle; Management of Diabetic Foot Disease; Vascular Disease; and Advanced Research Methods. Optional modules include Venous Leg Ulcers and Advanced Wound Management. A blended-learning strategy has been adopted, with a variety of instructional methods employed, all of which are appropriate for the intended learning outcomes. The distance learning is supported by use of a virtual learning environment (Blackboard), with blogs being used to engage students and facilitate feedback from their teachers. Assessment is distributed across the programme, and within modules, with a range of modalities being used, including 3,000-word written assignments, blog entries, an OSCE, and a 12,000-word research dissertation. Minimum Entry Requirements Admissions will normally be restricted to those who hold a primary honours degree, First or upper Second Class or equivalent, in Podiatry/Podiatric Medicine. An interview is part of the application process. FIND OUT MORE AT: podiatric-medicine.html

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