Postgraduate

Doctor of Podiatric Surgery

This course provides theoretical and clinical knowledge in podiatric surgery to an advanced level. Graduates are eligible for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia as a podiatric surgeon.

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It is anticipated graduates will be eligible for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia as a podiatric surgeon.Graduates will be eligible to work in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
It is anticipated graduates will be eligible for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia as a podiatric surgeon.Graduates will be eligible to work in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Further Study

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

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Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Full-Fee Paying Place $36,500.00

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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 Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$65,800.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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) an entry to practice General Podiatry degree or equivalent recognised by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA);
and
(b) unrestricted current registration as a General Podiatrist in Australia*;
and
(c) at least two years of relevant professional experience outlined in a curriculum vitae, including a cover letter
* applicants must remain registered for the duration of the course

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a structured interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the attributes and background considered desirable in podiatric surgery;
and
(b) the intake quota for that year;
and
(c) a selection score determined by the interview score, curriculum vitae, and weighted average mark of the general podiatry degree
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


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Course details

The Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (DPS) is a 5-year part-time postgraduate course for registered general podiatrists wishing to become podiatric surgeons. It provides additional theoretical and clinical knowledge in podiatric medicine and surgery beyond the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree.

About the course

Topics in this course include biostatistics, research methodology, advanced podiatric medicine, theoretical and 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.
Doctor of Podiatric Surgery

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • Multi-mode
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 91830
CRICOS code
  • 918301U
Doctor of Podiatric Surgery
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • Multi-mode
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 91830
CRICOS code
  • 918301U
Full time/part time duration
  • 5 years (part-time only)
Doctor of Podiatric Surgery

Important dates

Intake Periods
  • Feburary 2025
Application Open
  • Friday 1 March 2024
Application Close
  • Saturday 31 August 2024

Refer to Admissions Requirements for information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Course accreditation

The Doctor of Podiatric Surgery is accredited with conditions by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an approved program of study for general registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia.

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