• 22 Chair Clinic• Minor Ops Suite• Fully kitted musculoskeletal assessment lab• Ultrasound diagnostic Imaging• Orthotics laboratory• Direct Access to NHS patients tailored to suit thelearning needs• The staff TeamThe Leaf Hospitalinternal placementExcellentfacilities
• Excellence in teaching and supportAll of ourpre-registrationcourses received thehighest rating in ourmost recent QAAreviewDedicated, friendlyand approachablestaff with professionalexperience andexpertiseExcellence inteaching andsupport
Innovativeand relevantResearchundertaken byour staff informsteaching, ensuring that coursesare relevant andserve the needsof students andemployers.
11 peer-reviewedpublications£205,000 of grant incomeFunded PhD studentship5 staff speaking at Nationalpodiatry conferenceResearch 2011-12
PodiatryMedical disciplinefocusing onassessment, diagnosis and management oflower limb healthdisorders
1593 First mentions of profession alongside „barbersurgeons‟1795 Title “Chiropodist” coined by David Low1912 National Society chiropodists formed1938 Chiropody recognised as profession by BMA1960 The registration act protects „State RegisteredChiropodist‟ title2003 The Health Professions Council protection of title„Podiatrist‟ & „Chiropodist‟Professional history
• Diabetic care• Surgery• Forensics• Biomechanics• Sports podiatry• Paediatrics• Elderly care• Rehabilitation• ResearchScope of practice
1987 Course started1989 First degree program1993 First podiatry masters degree2008 First podiatric surgery course in England2012 NEW undergraduate courseSunday Times University Guide 2013“The University of Brighton was a pioneer in the teaching ofcomputer science, podiatry and sports journalism2014 New independent prescribing coursePodiatry at the University of Brighton
• 3 year honoursdegree• Modular design• Innovative learningand teaching• Range of clinicalplacements• Variety assessmentmethods• Maintains coreresearch elementCourseoverview
• Study support• Year tutor & personal tutor• Module leaders• Course leader• PeersSTUDENT SERVICES• Welfare and advice• Disability services• Accommodation• GP service• FinanceSupport on the courses
• 31 NHS Funded places this year, for UK and EUresidents• Entry Criteria: 300 UCAS Tariff PointsAccess course (science/healthcare based)• Make sure your reflective statement shows you arewell-rounded and balanced individual• Work experience valuable e.g. hospital,private practice, care home, charity.• Evidence that you have researched podiatry and ifpossible shadowed a podiatrist• Key skills: communication hand-to-eye co-ordination• Apply via UCASAdmissions criteria
The Undergraduate programWhat makes us special?What do you need to know?
Start of several modules that build throughout thethree years• Clinical practice• Introduction to academic skills• Podiatrist as a professional• Musculoskeletal podiatry• Health PsychologyYear one
2 Physiology modules• Neurology and Endocrine• CardiovascularSkin and its appendagesModules specific to year one
Year 2 Modules• Clinical Practice 3 & 4• Health Psychology & Related behaviour• Musculoskeletal Podiatry 3• Nail Surgery & Local Anaesthesia• Podiatrist as a professional• Clinical Science• Research design & ethicsConsolidateunderstandingof the‘Normal’Developunderstandingof the‘abnormal’Apply topatients in ameaningfulwayDeveloptransferableskillsAppreciateprofessionalobligationsBuildrelationshipswith colleagues
Year 3 Modules• Clinical Practice 5 & 6 & external placements• Conducting Research• Medicine and Pharmacology for the at riskfoot• Learning by Objectives• Health Promotion• Critical Reflection• Podiatrist as a Professional 3Application of knowledge in medicine and pharmacology to the clinical settingConduct research and produce at publishable paperDevelop your specialist areaContinue to build professional skills and critical reflection in preparation for firstpostManagement of complex clinical caseloadsNetwork professionally – across disciplines
Clinical Education at theUniversity of BrightonWhat makes us special?What do you need to know?
Be InformedModels ofclinicaleducationExternalInternalUoBWhy 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 perfectenvironment for you to learn and develop as a practitioner
LeafHospitalYear 2 DayPlacementsYear 3 dayPlacements Year 3 blockPlacement 1Year 3 blockplacement 2Safe supported learning environment –whose reason for existence is you
• NHS block placements (2/3 weeks X 2)• Numerous day placements to a variety of settingsincluding; Kings College Diabetes Foot, Foot andAnkle Surgery, Podiatric Surgery Charing Cross;Vascular Team; St Johns HomelessService, Biomechanics extended scope, BrightonDiabetes service and many more• Opportunity to study and practice in Malta via anErasmus exchangeThe external placement programmeQuality
Career FocusedPractice Placementsprovide anopportunity to gainexperience inNHS, private andsocial care settingsOur graduates arehighly sought after -80% of podiatrygraduates start a jobor go into furtherstudy within sixmonths(Destination of Leavers inHigher Education survey2012)CareerFocused
Average income –o NHS Podiatrist - £19,683 (Higher if you work inLondon)o Private Podiatrist - £33,450 (Limited only by theamount you want to work). (Consultant Podiatristscan earn up to £150,000)o (Many Podiatrists mix NHS and Private work, soyou can see loads of interesting patients and stillearn a decent amount of money…)o Choose a career in research, education orindustry (In U.K. Or abroad)o Graduates with a 2.1 can move into postgraduateeducation and study for a MSc or PhDCareer Prospects