Podiatric Medicine

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)

How to apply

Information on how to apply can be found here.

Key information

  • 3 years full time (n/a part-time)
  • Course code:90870
  • Intake periods: January
  • Fee type

    Commonwealth supported

Important dates


DPM applicable dates, including commencement for new students, can be found here.


Information about other postgraduate courses can be found here.

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

The DPM is a postgraduate qualification and therefore all applicants require an undergraduate degree to be able to apply.  Direct Pathways are available for school leavers.  Please refer to FHMS Admissions information for details on how to apply.


Course outline

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2014;

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Take all unit(s) (144 points):

Year 1

S1 PODI4101 Podiatric Medicine 1
S1 PODI4102 Introduction to Clinical Practice 1
S1 ANHB4103 Normal Systems 1
S1 PODI4104 Lower Extremity Functional Anatomy and Physiology
S2 PODI4105 Podiatric Medicine 2
S2 PODI4106 Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
S2 PODI4107 Normal Systems 2
S2 MICR5814 Epidemiology and Infection

Year 2

S1 PODI4201 Podiatric Medicine 3
S1 PODI4202 Progression of Clinical Practice 1
S1 PODI4203 General Medicine and Pathology
S1 PUBH4401 Biostatistics I
S2 PODI4206 Podiatric Medicine 4
S2 PODI4205 Progression of Clinical Practice 2
S2 PODI4207 Pharmacology for Podiatrists
S2 PODI4208 Research Methods

Year 3

S1 PODI5301 Podiatric Medicine 5
S1 PODI5303 Anaesthesia and General Surgery
PODI5302 Consolidation of Clinical Practice 1
S2 PODI5304 Podiatric Research Project
S2 PODI5305 Podiatric Medicine 6
S2 PODI5307 Podiatric Surgery
S2 PODI5306 Consolidation of Clinical Practice 2
S1 PODI5308 Podiatric Seminars

Professional pathway

Undergraduate degree (3 years*): Bachelor’s degree in any discipline

Postgraduate degree (3 years): Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

*Students who undertake a BPhil(Hons) will take four years to complete their undergraduate degree.

 A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine graduate will be eligible to apply for registration as a podiatrist in all Australian states and territories, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Admission requirements

Information regarding all the admission requirements and application process can be found here.

English Language Competence

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

Admission enquiries

Title Ms
Name Gillian Trahorsch
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 8500
Email: meddentadmissions@uwa.edu.au

Course enquiries

Title Ms
Name Satu Stephenson
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 4521