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Master of Health Practice in Podiatry

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

AUT North Campus

Summary

The Master of Health Practice is ideal for health professionals who want to extend their practical knowledge and are ready for the next step in their career. You can select papers and areas of practice that reflect your career needs and interests.

Advance your scholarly and professional knowledge in an area of your interest with the AUT Master of Health Practice in Podiatry.

The Master of Health Practice in Podiatry is an advanced postgraduate qualification for podiatrists who want to further their knowledge through research to advance their career.

What you study

You need a total of 180 points to complete the Master of Health Practice in Podiatry.

The paper PODY801 Advanced Podiatric Practice for the High Risk Foot (45 points) requires students to hold an annual practicing certificate (APC) with the New Zealand Podiatrists Board. The other podiatry papers are open to all qualified health professionals.

Complete the following papers

  • PODY801 Advanced Podiatric Practice for the High Risk Foot (45 points) (No mid-year intake)
  • PODY802 Advanced Therapies for the Foot and Ankle (15 points)

And select 30 points from

  • HEAL804 Advanced Case Management Practice (15 points)
  • RADY801 Ultrasound Imaging (15 points)
  • RHAB805 Concepts of Rehabilitation (15 points)
  • RHAB810 Clinical Gait Analysis (15 points)
  • RHAB817 Biomechanics (15 points)
  • RHAB818 Pain: Mechanisms and Management (15 points)

And select 15 points from

  • HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)
  • HEAL840 Critical Enquiry for Evidence Based Practice (15 points)

And select 15 points from

  • HEAL812 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
  • HEAL813 Practice Reality (15 points)

And

Either 60 points from

  • HEAL997 Practice Project (60 points)

Or 60 points from

  • HEAL986 Research in Practice (45 points)
  • AND 15 points from a relevant postgraduate paper (with approval)

Key features

  • Designed for podiatrists who want to further their career
  • Explores a range of advanced podiatry topics
  • Opportunity to include a practice project in an area of your interest
  • Taught by staff who are internationally recognised as experts in podiatry

Entry criteria

Must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma
  • Relevant professional qualification

AND

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience

Other requirements

  • May be required to complete prerequisite papers in chosen subject area
  • May be asked to provide evidence of current professional practice
  • May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) requirements and other relevant legislation

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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