Podiatry at the University of Brighton, Open Day Presentation - Oct 2013


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Podiatry at the University of Brighton, Open Day Presentation - Oct 2013

  1. 1. School of Health Professions Welcome to the 2013 Autumn Open Day Podiatry Division Maria Young - Course Leader Paula Riley - Admissions Tutor Bev Durrant - Post Graduate Course Leader Chris Morriss-Roberts - Second year tutor
  2. 2. University context University of Brighton Brighton and Sussex Medical School Management and I.S Hastings Hastings Arts Health and social science School of Nursing and Midwifery School of Health Professions Science and Engineering School of Applied Social Science Education and Sport
  3. 3. The School of Health Professions A centre of excellence for allied health professions education and research A multi-disciplinary approach to health and social care
  4. 4. School structure School of Health Professions Partner Colleges Clinical Research Centre Podiatry Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy
  5. 5. New school from January 2014 • From January 2014 the School of Health Professions and the School of Nursing and Midwifery will merge into a new school • The name is currently being decided through consultation with students and staff and will be announced in November 2013 • The merger will not impact on your course and will facilitate further inter-professional collaboration within the school • Nursing • Midwifery • Paramedic Practice • Physiotherapy • Podiatry • Occupational Therapy
  6. 6. Eastbourne Campus: Robert Dodd Queenwood Library School of Health Professions approximate student population: 850
  7. 7. Leaf Hospital
  8. 8. The Leaf Hospital internal placement • 22 chair clinic • Minor ops suite • Fully kitted musculoskeletal assessment lab • Ultrasound diagnostic Imaging • Orthotics laboratory • Direct access to NHS patients tailored to suit the learning needs • The staff team Excellent facilities
  9. 9. Excellence in teaching and support • Excellence in teaching and support 100% rating in the 2012 National Student Survey Dedicated, friendly and approachable staff with professional experience and expertise
  10. 10. Innovative and relevant Research undertaken by our staff informs teaching, ensuring that courses are relevant and serve the needs of students and employers
  11. 11. Podiatry Division Research Highlights 2012-13  4 peer-reviewed publications  1 new book published  Part of Brighton Regenerative Medicine cluster – attracting £350K of research income  New funded PhD studentship  2 staff speaking at national podiatry conference  3 staff presenting at International podiatry conference in Rome
  12. 12. Podiatry Medical discipline focusing on assessment, diagnosis and management of lower limb health disorders
  13. 13. Professional history 1593 First mentions of profession alongside „barber surgeons‟ 1795 Title “Chiropodist” coined by David Low 1912 National Society Chiropodists formed 1938 Chiropody recognised as profession by BMA 1960 The registration act protects „State Registered Chiropodist‟ title 2003 The Health Professions Council protection of title „Podiatrist‟ & „Chiropodist‟
  14. 14. Scope of practice • Diabetic care • Surgery • Forensics • Biomechanics • Sports podiatry • Paediatrics • Elderly care • Rehabilitation • Research
  15. 15. Podiatry at the University of Brighton 1987 Course started 1989 First degree program 1993 First podiatry masters degree 2008 First podiatric surgery course in England 2012 NEW undergraduate course Sunday Times University Guide 2013 “The University of Brighton was a pioneer in the teaching of computer science, podiatry and sports journalism 2014 New independent prescribing course
  16. 16. Course overview • 3 year honours degree • Modular design • Innovative learning and teaching • Range of clinical placements • Variety assessment methods • Maintains core research element
  17. 17. Teaching methods • Practical skills classes • Clinical placements • Seminars • Lectures • Tutorials • Expert patient sessions • Online learning • Research • Inter-professional learning • Peer-assisted learning
  18. 18. Assessment methods • Presentations • Vivas / OSCE • Case studies • Written exams • Practical write-ups • Posters • Essays • Reflective portfolios • Publishable research paper • Practical/clinical exams
  19. 19. Social Engagement Leaf Hospital ESHT contract, private practice Volunteering – Nepal Leprosy Trust, London Marathon Consultancy – Arthritis Care, ARUK, FDUK CUPP – Activity Buddies Podiatry and School Science (PASS)
  20. 20. Support on the courses • • • • • Study support Year tutor & personal tutor Module leaders Course leader Peers Student services • • • • • Welfare and advice Disability services Accommodation GP service Finance
  21. 21. Admissions criteria • • • • • • • 30 NHS Funded places this year, for UK and EU residents Entry Criteria: 300 UCAS Tariff Points Access course (science/healthcare based) Make sure your reflective statement shows you are well-rounded and balanced individual Work experience valuable e.g. hospital, private practice, care home, charity. Evidence that you have researched podiatry and if possible shadowed a podiatrist Key skills: communication hand-to-eye co-ordination Apply via UCAS
  22. 22. The Undergraduate program What makes us special? What do you need to know?
  23. 23. Year one Start of several modules that build throughout the three years • Clinical practice • Introduction to academic skills • Podiatrist as a professional • Musculoskeletal podiatry • Health psychology
  24. 24. Modules specific to year one 2 Physiology modules • Neurology and Endocrine • Cardiovascular Skin and its appendages
  26. 26. Year 2 Modules Consolidate understanding of the ‘Normal’ • • • • • • • Develop understanding of the ‘abnormal’ Apply to patients in a meaningful way Clinical practice 3 & 4 Health psychology & related behaviour Musculoskeletal podiatry 3 Nail surgery & local anaesthesia Podiatrist as a professional Clinical science Research design & ethics Develop transferable skills Appreciate professional obligations Build relationships with colleagues
  27. 27. Year 3 Modules Network professionally – across disciplines Management of complex clinical caseloads Continue to build professional skills and critical reflection in preparation for first post • Clinical practice 5 & 6 & external placements • Conducting research • Medicine and pharmacology for the at risk foot • Learning by objectives • Health promotion • Critical reflection • Podiatrist as a professional 3 Application of knowledge in medicine and pharmacology to the clinical setting Conduct research and produce at publishable paper Develop your specialist area
  28. 28. Clinical Education at the University of Brighton What makes us special? What do you need to know?
  29. 29. External Models of clinical education UoB Internal Why is this important to know? 1/3 of the course is clinical teaching….. Dedicated clinical educators – why is this important? Dedicated hospital – Is this a good thing? Dedicated clinics – What does this mean? It‟s hub and focus is clinical education; building the perfect environment for you to learn and develop as a practitioner Be Informed
  30. 30. Safe supported learning environment – whose reason for existence is you Year 3 block placement 2 Leaf Hospital Year 3 day placements Year 2 day placements Year 3 block placement 1
  31. 31. Quality The external placement programme • NHS block placements (2/3 weeks x 2) • Numerous day placements to a variety of settings including; Kings College Diabetes Foot, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Podiatric Surgery Charing Cross; Vascular Team; St Johns Homeless Service, Biomechanics Extended Scope, Brighton Diabetes Service and many more • Opportunity to study and practice in Malta via an Erasmus exchange
  32. 32. Career Focused Career Focused Practice placements provide an opportunity to gain experience in NHS, private and social care settings Our graduates are highly sought after 80% of podiatry graduates start a job or go into further study within six months (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey 2012)
  33. 33. Career Prospects Average income – o NHS Podiatrist – Band 5 start at £21,388 (higher if you work in London) and go up to £27,900 o Private Podiatrist - £33,450 (limited only by the amount you want to work). (Consultant Podiatrists can earn up to £150,000) o (Many Podiatrists mix NHS and private work, so you can see loads of interesting patients and still earn a decent amount of money…) o Choose a career in research, education or industry (In U.K. Or abroad) o Graduates with a 2.1 can move into postgraduate education and study for a MSc or PhD
  34. 34. Thank you for listening