Podiatric Medicine

Doctor of Clinical Podiatry

How to apply

Domestic students

International students

Information for International students

In addition to the attachments required in the application form, applicants who are not graduates of this University must submit an original transcript or certified copy of their academic record for all tertiary qualifications to date.

Key information

  • 144 credit points
  • 3 years full time, up to 6 years part time
  • Course code: 90830
  • Intake periods: February

Important dates


Due by: 30 September 2017



Semester 1: 13 February 2018


This course provides theoretical and clinical knowledge in podiatric surgery at an advanced level.

Topics include biostatistics, research methodology, practical aspects of elective foot surgery and/or management of the high risk foot, and patient-oriented research, including ethics and communication of research, resulting in a dissertation.

Graduates are eligible for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia as a podiatric surgeon.

Course outline

The course consists of 17 units to a total value of 144 points:

(a) All Core units—138 points

Group A

Before being permitted to enrol in a practicum unit from Group B (Doctor of Clinical Podiatry core units), students must complete all units in Group A (Doctor of Clinical Podiatry core units).

Group B

Before being permitted to enrol in a research project unit from Group C, students must complete all units in Group A (Doctor of Clinical Podiatry core units).

Group C


(b) one unit from the following list of Options—6 points


Group D

Admission requirements

Admission to the Doctor of Clinical Podiatry requires the following:

  • Unrestricted registration as a general podiatrist

  • Minimum GPA of 5.0 based on the last two years of full time study in the BPodM or DPM (or equivalents)

  • Minimum of 12-months clinical experience as a general podiatrist 

  • Letter of support from a registered podiatric surgeon

English Language Competence

All UWA doctorate programs have a necessary minimum level of competence in English.

Course enquiries

Professor Alan Bryant

Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 4523
Email: alan.bryant@uwa.edu.au