The feet contain almost a quarter of all the bones in our bodies – it’s essential to take care of them. Podiatry is a health care practice devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. These range from issues around sporting injuries, gait function, biomechanics and acute conditions like diabetes. A podiatry degree from Southern Cross will develop your capacity to become an ethical and innovative practitioner with professional skills in sound diagnosis and the treatment of patients.
Career outcomes can include:
- Podiatrist in private practice
- Specialist in treating children, adults, athletes or people with acute conditions
- Professional in hospital specialised teams
- Practise in community settings
- Diabetic care
- Health promotion and education.
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