Bachelor of Health Sciences in Podiatry

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Department of Podiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Podiatry
Programme Level: Undergraduate
Programme Name: Bachelor of Health Sciences in Podiatry
Programme Code: B9P01Q
Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 480
SAQA: 110484

Application Start Date: 
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022

Purpose

The purpose of the qualification is to produce professional podiatry graduates competent in the knowledge and skills required for managing and providing an integrated, holistic scientifically based podiatric health care service to all sectors of society. The qualification develops reflective, caring practitioners capable of integrating principles, theory, proven techniques, and relevant clinical skills in the delivery of a service focusing on promotion of foot health, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of foot and lower limb related problems. Skills developed in scientific enquiry, critical thinking and problem solving enable graduates to conduct research, undertake further study and become lifelong learners. Graduates register with the HPCSA entitling them to practice independently and within a multidisciplinary team in the private or public health sector or in education,
research, occupational health, and corporate sector.

Career Opportunities

Podiatrists are health care professionals that deal with the examination, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions and functions of the human foot, lower limb and associated structures. Holders of the qualification will be entitled to register as independent practitioners with HPCSA.

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

30-Sep-22

Selection Process

Minimum APS of 28, English 5(60%+), Mathematics 4(50%+), Mathematical Literacy is not accepted, Physical Sciences 4(50%+) and Life Sciences 4(50%+)
*Additional subject 1 and 2 must be minimum 4 (50%+)

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