The MSc in Podiatry by Distance e-Learning offered at Queen Margaret University can be studied at a time most suitable for you, through a distance e-learnng route with tutor support and no requirement to attend QMU, or if preferred, it can be studied through a mix of distance e-learning and block attendance at the University campus.
The programme has a modular structure which means that study is broken down to blocks of either 15 credits (single module) or 30 credits (a double module).
Distance e-learning modules will be taught using QMUs virtual learning environment which requires access to the internet at a time most suitable to you. The virtual learning environment will be used to deliver course content, group tutorial discussion, tutor support and course work assignment submissions.
If you choose to study modules that require attendance, course content will be delivered through lecture presentations, seminars and tutorials. Your performance will be assessed by coursework assignments, however, some modules require an examination. Class sizes are usually less than 15 students.
This course will help you incorporate your new-found skills and can contribute to continuing professional development. This course will also allow you to develop your own area of interest. An example of this has been a student who has developed an expertise in analysing the movement of the foot through the use of finite element modelling.
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
There are three routes to choose from:
Compulsory Modules - Research Methods (30 credits)/ Research Project (60 credits)
You should also study 90 credits from the following: Current Developments (30 credits)/ Tissue Viability (30 credits)/ The Ageing Foot (30 credits)/ Prevention and Management of Diabetes Complications (30 credits)/ Evaluation of Diabetes and Developing Practice (15 credits)/ Digital Literacies (15 credits)/ Pharmacology for Podiatrists (15 credits)/ Developing Professional Practice Work-Based Learning (15, 30 or 45 credits)
Compulsory Modules - Research Methods (30 credits)/ Research Project (60 credits)/ Current Developments (30 credits)/ Developing Professional Practice Work Based Learning (45 credits)/ Digital Literacies (15 credits)
Compulsory Modules: Research Methods (30 credits) Block attendance is available/ Research Project (60 credits)You should also study a further 90 credits. Module selection can be made from the distance e-Learning route and from the following modules that require block attendance: Management of Diabetes Care Services (30 credits)/ Health Psychology and Diabetes (15 credits)/ Medicine and Pathology (15 credits)/ Podiatric Mechanics (15 credits)
No work experience is required.
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