Podiatry

professoressa durante una lezione
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L/SNT2 - Health professions for rehabilitation
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

Graduates in Podology will be equipped with:

  • the scientific bases and theoretical-practical preparation necessary for the understanding of biological and hereditary phenomena, the main mechanisms of functioning of organs and apparatuses, as well as psychological, social and environmental aspects;
  • knowledge of the evolution of the profession, the founding concepts of podiatry and the methodology of the podiatric assistance process;
  • the ability to develop an integrated approach to the patient, critically evaluating the clinical, relational, educational, social and ethical pedological aspects involved in prevention, assistance, rehabilitation and recovery of the highest possible level of well-being;
  • decision-making and operational autonomy deriving from a training course characterized by a holistic approach to people's health problems, also in relation to the chemical, physical, biological and social environment;
  • knowledge, skills and experience to ensure the correct application of diagnostic and therapeutic prescriptions;
  • the ability to collaborate and integrate with the various professional figures in group health activities;
  • effective relationship and communication skills with the patient and family members.

Graduates can pursue careers in podology services in hospitals or public, private accredited or private clinics in a freelance or employed capacity.

Podology graduates are healthcare professionals who, in accordance with current regulations and after carrying out an objective examination of the foot, administer direct treatment for callouses, overgrown, misshapen and ingrown toenails, and foot pain, using non-invasive, orthotic and massage therapy methods.

On medical prescription, Podology graduates medicate verruca ulcerations of the foot and assist disease-carrying persons at risk, also for health education purposes. They identify and inform the doctor of any suspect pathological conditions which require a detailed diagnostic examination or therapeutic treatment.

Employment Statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission: Limited enrolment with admission test

English language

Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

The Degree Programme in Podiatry boasts a solid tradition of international exchanges. The European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, or Erasmus programme, was launched in 1987 by the European Community and provides European university students with the opportunity to carry out a period of study abroad legally recognized by their home university.

The degree programme in Podiatry currently allows third-year students to carry out professional training abroad in the form of an internship. To this end, we have signed an agreement with Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), where two students have spent an internship semester each year in the last four years.

In addition to bilateral agreements, the Erasmus Plus programme provides mobility options for two teachers per university.

The experience abroad lasts three months and awards students 20 ECTS/CFU credits.

Our partners also include the Spanish universities of Madrid and La Coruna, though so far our students have not spent periods abroad under these agreements.

Our students appear to be satisfied with their experience, since they have often found ideas for their thesis and created long-lasting contacts, also in terms of employment opportunities after graduation.
The Erasmus experience is not just a part of your university education, but also a chance to live in a different culture and learn its language, to take responsibilities and develop a sense of belonging to a common path shared by students from different countries.

Attendance: Mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Chimical and pharmacological sciences (first year) 2 20 Italian BIO/10
Locomotor system and physics and rehabilitation medicine 1 (first year) 2 20 Italian MED/33
Medical and technical sciences 1 (first year) 3 30 Italian MED/50
Skin and venereal diseases (first year) 3 30 Italian MED/35
Traineeship (first year) 6 150 Italian MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Morphology 8 80 Italian BIO/16 BIO/17
- Histology2
- Human anatomy6
Physical sciences and diagnostic imaging 8 80 Italian FIS/07 ING-INF/06 MED/36
- Applied physics4
- Diagnostic imaging2
- Electronic and informatics bioengineering1
- Radioprotection1
Scientific methodology and human sciences, health and corporate law 10 100 Italian IUS/07 M-PSI/01 M-STO/05 MED/01 MED/43 SECS-P/10
- Forensic medicine1
- General psychology2
- History of science and technology1
- Labour law1
- Medical statistics4
- Organization studies1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Pathology and hygiene 5 50 Italian MED/04 MED/07 MED/42
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology2
- Hygiene and public health2
- Microbiology and clinical microbiology1
Physiology 5 50 Italian BIO/09
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Locomotor system and physics and rehabilitation medicine 1 (second year) 6 60 Italian MED/33 MED/34
- Musculoskeletal system diseases3
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine3
Medical and neurogical sciences (second year) 5 50 Italian MED/09 MED/11 MED/17
- Cardiovascular diseases2
- Infectious diseases1
- Internal medicine2
Medical and technical sciences 1 (second year) 7 70 Italian MED/50
Skin and venereal diseases (second year) 3 30 Italian MED/35
Traineeship (second year) 22 550 Italian MED/50
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Surgical sciences 4 40 Italian MED/18 MED/19 MED/41
- Anaesthesiology1
- General surgery2
- Plastic surgery1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Metabolic and inflammatory diseases 5 50 Italian MED/13 MED/16
- Endocrinology3
- Rheumatology2
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Chimical and pharmacological sciences (third year) 2 20 Italian BIO/14
Gait analysis and orthoses laboratory 3 75 Italian
Locomotor system and physics and rehabilitation medicine 2 7 70 Italian MED/33 MED/34
- Musculoskeletal system diseases - Foot surgery6
- Physical and rehabilitation medicine1
Medical and neurogical sciences (third year) 2 20 Italian MED/26
Medical and technical sciences 2 9 90 Italian MED/45 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques (Podiatry)7
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric2
Other training activities 3 45 Italian
Traineeship (third year) 32 800 Italian MED/50
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Locomotor system and physics and rehabilitation medicine 2 Locomotor system and physics and rehabilitation medicine 1 (first year) (compulsory), Locomotor system and physics and rehabilitation medicine 1 (second year) (compulsory)
Medical and technical sciences 2 Medical and technical sciences 1 (first year) (compulsory), Medical and technical sciences 1 (second year) (compulsory)
Physiology Morphology (compulsory)
Location
Milano
Course locations
La attività didattica relativa al Corso di Laurea in Podologia è svolta presso le strutture didattiche convenzionate e presso altre strutture messe a disposizione dalla Facolta' di Medicina e Chirurgia.
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For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

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The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including: