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Discussion in 'Teaching and Learning' started by clearvision, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. clearvision

    clearvision Welcome New Poster

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    Hello there,

    I'm considering to study podiatry for a career change as a mature-age student, and would like to know more about the course and learning experience from current students or graduates from these two unis.

    I've had experience living in both brisbane and adelaide, love both. So it all comes down the course, I would really appreciate if you guys could hopefully let me know what your thoughts are on the following issues...

    1) overall learning experience?
    2) teaching quality and hands-on learning opportunities?
    3) clnical placement expereicne? I gathered that 1000 hours of clinical placements is conducted in yr4 in QUT, and yr 3-4 in UniSA, is it right?
    4) how many students (roughly) are enrolled in each year level?
    5) how difficult do you" and "your peers" think it is to find a podiatry job? Sometime I think it's better to be sceptical about what's written on the course web.
    6) People say our population is ageing, but podiatriy is a tiny profession and I suspect there will be few leaving the workforce, so is it too optimistic to rely on the ageing popultion as the only driving force for new graduates employment? Form what you see, do you think there is or will be an oversupply of podiatrists in 4-5 years time?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Pod476

    Pod476 Welcome New Poster

    Hey O.P,

    I would put my money on QUT hands down.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2015
  3. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    There is an alternative to all of this if you like.
    The only ones leaving our work force are those retiring due to age.

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  4. Rob Kidd

    Rob Kidd Well-Known Member

    Both schools are first class - please, do not try to make value judgement between them. Whichever will give you a first class podiatric education.
  5. footpower

    footpower Active Member

    If you like to ask questions about the bachelor of pedorthics, please get in contact with me, I am teaching the pedorthic units at SCU. If you like to see a pedorthic clinic, I can offer you to show you the facility at SCU or a private clinic in Sydney.

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