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I am joining Hud Uni in sep

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Samiboy, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Samiboy

    Samiboy Welcome New Poster

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    Can anyone inform me what I have to do to prepare me to study podiatry 1st year web links
  2. Jill Halstead

    Jill Halstead Member

    Anatomy, anatomy, anatomy...
    See wheelas text book or grays anatomy
    Toe to pelvis...
    Best of luck
  3. Rob Kidd

    Rob Kidd Well-Known Member

    Jill is correct, but it is not just about learning it is about understanding why things are the way they are. This is your (simple) homework for the day: why does your elbow flex forwards, but your knee backwards? Why is your big toe inwards, but your thumb outwards? And the list goes on. The answer? - go back in time - you will find the answer........... I say to my anatomical students of all varieties - all answers lie in the fourth dimension - just go and find them! If you need help with this, PM me, Rob
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014
  4. Jill Halstead

    Jill Halstead Member

    Hi Samiboy

    Bob has a good point about the foundations of functional anatomy from a paleontology perspective - of which Bob is something of a leader in this field.
    However, this is rather advanced... and not something that is taught at undergraduate level in the UK. In fact I would go so far to say it is a niche science in the UK that only a handful of Podiatrists are aware of.
    Locally Podiatrists Bob Longworth and Andy Horwood being two of them. I dont recall any of the lecturing staff at Huddersfield having an interest.
    I am a graduate of Huddersfield University about 10 years ago... So I can testify from personal experience that while understanding this research field is of course interesting, it may not help you in the short term.
    My advice is keep it simple and try not to get overwhelmed.
    Also dont forget to learn your anatomical orientations e.g. planes of the body, locations such as medial and lateral etc.

    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014
  5. Lizzy_b

    Lizzy_b Member

    hey Sammi
    i am in My second year in at Hud Uni

    just like Jill said it would be to your advantage if you could learn your anatomy.
    I would recommend www.anatomyzone.com
    Grey's anatomy is great but anatomy zone uses videos with explanations to a go along with with, what i really like about it was that it shows you a 3D version of the muscles

    You want to look at the muscles in the thigh and gluteal region/ the leg and the foot
    also take note of the innovations of the muscles (nerves; arteries; veins) to the muscles. also the ACTIONS of the muscles would help you when it they start to introduce the gait cycle :)

    if you have any ?s let me know and i will try and help you out
  6. Lizzy_b

    Lizzy_b Member

    i just wanted to add that if you did A-Level science or the access course it makes your 1st module of medicine slightly easier
    i found it did for me

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