Pedorthics is a new allied health specialisation that focuses on biomechanics and improving foot function to promote better mobility.
The Bachelor of Pedorthics is the only degree of its kind offered by a university in Australia. It prepares students for a career as a specialist in the design and manufacture of shoes and orthotics to maximise performance of feet and treat lower limb conditions.
Students learn about health conditions that affect the feet, the mechanics of gait, entrepreneurship, footwear design and footwear production.
The course develops comprehensive knowledge and associated skills in this new allied health profession. Students are introduced to foot care as a requirement for living independently and being mobile. Studies include learning about health problems associated with feet and footwear design and production.
During the course, students gain workplace experience to apply their skills and knowledge. They will complete approximately 1,000 hours of professional placement in various settings throughout the three years of study.
Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain prerequisites prior to attending placement. Before applying for this course, please consider the important information regarding these requirements.
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