Auckland University of Technology

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Auckland University of Technology

Faculty:Full/Part-time Programmes
Field of Study:Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General


Podiatry is a specialised field, focusing on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the lower limb and foot. Studying podiatry develops your skills and clinical reasoning to work as a podiatrist in both the private and public sectors. AUT University is the only university in New Zealand where you can study a podiatry degree. The Podiatry major includes clinical placements in hospitals, primary health organisations, private practices and AUT’s on-campus podiatry clinic (which is open to the public). These placement opportunities enable you to experience all aspects of a podiatrist’s caseload. Surgical placements involve students practising and performing minor surgical podiatry procedures in AUT’s purpose-built surgical theatre.

The total clinical hours expected for registration as a podiatrist are approximately 1,000 hours, which is spread across your three years of study. Following successful completion of the podiatry degree you are eligible to register under the general scope as a podiatrist in New Zealand and overseas.
Modified on November 19, 2017