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Clinical Investigations and Diagnostic Imaging for Podiatrists

Clinical Investigations and Diagnostic Imaging for Podiatrists

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Credits

Subject areas

Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Services Administration

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

This course is aimed at Podiatrists who wish to develop their foot and ankle assessment and diagnosis skills, via the use of appropriate imaging and a range of clinical tests. It will build upon your existing diagnosis skills through the use of diagnostic imaging and clinically relevant lab tests.

  • The course provides you with the opportunity to develop the competences required to demonstrate an understanding of the various approaches to imaging and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of imaging techniques and their use in the evaluation of pathology.
  • You will be introduced to the general principles that underpin the interpretation of diagnostic images taken using a variety of imaging techniques. As well as a systematic approach to the interpretation of podiatric images and outline how pathology is manifested.
  • You will demonstrate how to utilise imaging and other clinical investigations to aid diagnosis and inform surgical and musculoskeletal decision making and critically evaluate the validity of x-ray and other measurements in surgical practice.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a series of lectures, practical classes and demonstrations, which will be supported by the University’s virtual learning environment.

Assessment will include a cased based Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and submission of a 3000 word assignment. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Career support

This short course may assist you to meet the continuing professional development requirements stipulated by your employer/professional regulator.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

The tuition fees for 2021/22 entry is £660 (Band 2) per 15 credit module and £1,320 (Band 2) per 30 credit module. There may be slight increase in 2022/23 courses.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally: You must be a registered Podiatrist with an appropriate governing body. Possess an Honours degree. Individuals without Honours or with a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine will be considered on an individual basis by the admissions team. If you trained overseas, you must be registered with an appropriate governing body.