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Forensic podiatry

Discussion in 'Podiatry Trivia' started by Cameron, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member


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    An announcment passed on in good faith .
    "Staffordshire university is taking a major step forward with a new course in footwear diagnosis and therapy. The postgraduate certificate is believed to be the first in the country to focus on the diagnostic methods used in specialist footwear and the use of footwear in therapy. The course will introduce students to the latest technologies, designs and materials being used in this field. The university already runs a postgraduate course in forensic podiatry and hopes to introduce a diploma in this area in due course."

    As an aside "Forensic podiatry" is a term which presents me with some problems. Podiatry means foot treatment so forensic foot treatment would seem inappropriate when describing analysis of the foot's involvement in crime (unless dealing with fraudulant practice, of course) Forensic podology would be better English.

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    Cameron
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  3. Tash Duncan

    Tash Duncan Member

    Could spend all afternoon here.... very intrigued but must venture back to basics….
     
  4. bmjones1234

    bmjones1234 Active Member

    Forensic Podology would actually make more sense, my only criticism being; how hard is it teaching people what Podiatrist's do, then we alter a sub-speciality ... Rock 'n' Hard Place. Great point though!
     
  5. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    google . pump court chambers criminal practice group monthly bulletin article entitled lies damned lies and statistics. makes interesting reading regarding so called podiatric forensic experts. it seems forensic gait analysis left the jury underwhelmed.
     
  6. Rob Kidd

    Rob Kidd Well-Known Member

    I think we have to accept that word meanings change with time. Forensic dentistry is well accepted, yet have the same etymological issues that you have. Rob
     
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