Entry into this program is available only to students in the Bachelor of Podiatry who have met the GPA requirements and who have been made an offer into the program.
Train for a professional career as a podiatrist where you will be responsible for diagnosing and treating disorders of the foot and lower limb.
The Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours) provides education in the theoretical and practical aspects of podiatry as well as the physical, chemical and social sciences relevant to working in health care. There is a focus on practical clinical education with hands-on teaching and learning in a variety of clinical settings at both the University and in the community.
As an Honours student, you will independently develop a research proposal, conduct a research project and write a thesis under the supervision of University of South Australia researchers.
Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia), all students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant National Board. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following a student’s enrolment in the program. No fee applies for student registration.
Graduated Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours)
PhD candidate, Exercise for Health and Human Performance Research Group, UniSA
After completing his Honours, Podiatry graduate, John Arnold, decided to pursue a higher degree by research and is now receiving a scholarship to complete a PhD. ‘Completing Honours opened up opportunities for me. I was able to explore a topic in detail and was fortunate enough to be introduced to established and enthusiastic researchers within the University.’
John’s research is focused on how the function of the musculoskeletal system is involved in the cause and treatment of injury and disease. ‘I enjoy the freedom to pursue my ideas. Knowing I’m making a contribution to advancing knowledge in my area is important, as hopefully in future we can develop better treatments for foot and ankle conditions.’
A career highlight to date, is the four weeks he spent overseas, visiting a world renowned orthopaedic and bioengineering research institute in Italy and attending two international conferences. ‘I was able to present some of my work and interact with researchers in my area. The experience was invaluable to my development as a researcher.’
† This is based on the total number of units for this program where one EFTSL is expressed as 36 units.