Postgraduate

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

The Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree is a comprehensive course designed to produce highly trained and competent podiatrists who are well prepared to enter clinical practice as primary contact health care practitioners in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and ankle.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

DPM graduates will be eligible for registration as general podiatrists in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, parts of Canada without the need for any further preregistration training or compulsory internship.
DPM graduates will be eligible for registration as general podiatrists in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, parts of Canada without the need for any further preregistration training or compulsory internship.

Further Study

A 3-year full-time, or 6-year part-time, Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (DPS) course is available for suitable graduates who wish to specialise in elective foot surgery. Research degrees are also available, Doctor of Podiatry or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for graduate podiatrists interested in a career in clinical research.
A 3-year full-time, or 6-year part-time, Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (DPS) course is available for suitable graduates who wish to specialise in elective foot surgery. Research degrees are also available, Doctor of Podiatry or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for graduate podiatrists interested in a career in clinical research.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$8,622.63
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$6,444.00 - $10,754.00

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2017
$157,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$163,200.00

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA grade point average of at least 5.0;
and
(c)(i) a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test overall score of at least 50 and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants; or
(ii) a Medical College Admission Test score of at least 8/8/8 prior to April 2015, or 123/123/123/123 after April 2015 for international applicants; or
(iii) completed a human biology, animal biology, physiology, pharmacology, genetics or microbiology unit at a tertiary level; and completed a chemistry or biological chemistry unit at a tertiary level.
ADMISSION INFORMATION

Entry to a professional degree

The professional degrees of medicine, dentistry, podiatric medicine and pharmacy are offered at postgraduate level only. For application information relating to these degrees, visit our admissions page.

 

ADMISSION INFORMATION

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
When lodging your application, follow the steps for domestic research or international research students.

Course details

Most graduate podiatrists will work in private practice, clinics or hospitals and see an interesting and wide range of patients with foot and leg problems often associated with other medical conditions. Many podiatrists develop expertise in a specific area of podiatry, such as the management of sporting injuries or podiatric biomechanics, treatment of the high-risk foot, the elderly or children's foot and leg problems. Podiatrists are independent practitioners with the right to perform minor foot surgery, refer patients for relevant investigative tests and to administer drugs necessary for the treatment of podiatric conditions.

About The Course

A variety of teaching methods will be used, including lectures, tutorials, practical training and directed self-learning. Case-based and problem-based learning will be used to emphasise patient focused practice. Clinical practice will start in second year and follow into the third year.
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • The course will commence at the beginning of February each year.
Weekly contact time
  • 20 hours of formal contact with several hours of independent preparation required for Problem Based Learning (PBLs)/ Case Based Learning (CBLs) and completing lab reports. The first year will be 40 weeks in total.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90870
CRICOS code
  • 075343A
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • The course will commence at the beginning of February each year.
Weekly contact time
  • 20 hours of formal contact with several hours of independent preparation required for Problem Based Learning (PBLs)/ Case Based Learning (CBLs) and completing lab reports. The first year will be 40 weeks in total.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90870
CRICOS code
  • 075343A
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Course Accreditation

The DPM is accredited by the Australia and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council as an entry-to-practice qualification as a general podiatrist with the Podiatry Board of Australia.
Student Experience

Evan Papadopoulos

Student Experience
Evan Papadopoulos

Direct Pathways

If you’re interested in this area of study, gain an advantage by choosing to complete a Direct Pathway which sees you combine your first degree with your second.
CRICOS Code: 00126G
Updated
Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:09 PM (this date excludes nested assets)
Feedback
[email protected]
Content ID
e53d3e41-e24d-40d7-9769-6cff29302ea7