Study Podiatry and Pedorthics
Our feet have almost one quarter of all the bones in the human body and walk more than 100,000 kilometres in a lifetime – it’s essential to take care of them. Podiatry and Pedorthics are branches of health care devoted to optimising feet function.
Podiatrists focus on diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Within the field of podiatry, practitioners can focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, paediatrics, orthopaedics and primary care.
On the other leg, a pedorthist aims to improve human movement. A pedorthist conducts a comprehensive assessment which may lead to them manufacturing corrective footwear, orthoses or other supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and human mobility.
Podiatrists and pedorthists can work individually or as part of a team, in a wide range of settings, and with clients of all ages. They can work in small private practice, in community health settings, in hospitals, with specialised health teams or in educational settings.
Why choose Podiatry and Pedorthics with Southern Cross?
Guaranteed pathway program
The Diploma of Health is a pathway program which guarantees your entry into the Bachelor of Podiatry and the Bachelor of Pedorthics.
Advanced pedorthic education
The Bachelor of Pedorthics course is an advanced allied health education program and the only one offered by an Australia.
Gain invaluable experience
You'll develop practical skills in our advanced labs and benefit from over 1,000 hours of professional placement in various settings.
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