Podiatry

professoressa durante una lezione
Podiatry
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L/SNT2 - Health professions for rehabilitation
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
Those earning a degree in Podiatry, pursuant to European Union guidelines, must have:
- the scientific bases, and the theory and practice needed to understand biological and hereditary phenomena, the principal methods of function of the organs and related apparati, as well as an understanding of the psychological, social, and environmental aspects of the same;
- an understanding of the evolution of the profession, and the foundations of podiatry and the treatment process;
- an understanding of the foundations, trends, and characteristics of the theory and models of podiatry theory and conceptual models;
- an understanding of the standards and regulations that govern the practice and responsibilities of a podiatrist;
- an understanding of the principles of bioethics, professional ethics, as well as legal and medical standards applicable to the profession;
- the ability to develop an integrated patient-centred approach, critically assessing the clinical, patient-interaction, patient-education, social and ethical aspects of podiatry as are germane to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and in recovering a higher degree of wellbeing;
- the expertise and professional standards that orient the diagnostic and rehabilitative process and thought and action of the podiatrist with respect to patients and the community, applying these standards in practice at an accredited healthcare facility, clinic or hospital;
- professional, decision-making, and operational autonomy thanks to a programme that takes a holistic approach to health problems, including an analysis of the patient's chemical-physical, biological and social environment;
- essential theoretical knowledge predicated on scientific foundations, with a view toward applying them in one's professional career;
- the capacity to find and critically assess data relating to patient needs for podiatry supports, and those of the community, setting the objectives for the same;
- knowledge, ability, and experience needed to plan, manage, and assess the need for podiatry services for the patient;
- knowledge, ability, and experience needed to ensure the proper application of all diagnostic prescriptions and treatments;
- the ability to take part in identifying the health-related needs of the individual and the community;
- the ability to pursue one's own continuing professional education;
- the diligence to seek out continuing education, and the tools to do so;
- the ability to cooperate and work with a diverse set of healthcare professionals on team projects and decision-making;
- the ability to properly delegate to, and use the talents of, support staff, and to contribute to their training;
- teaching activities geared toward student clinical experience;
- an awareness of the ethics and history of medicine, with particular reference to podiatry;
- an appropriate and effective bedside manner with patients and family members;
Graduates of the Podiatry programme are able to provide, on an independent basis, technical-professional services to prevent and treat (using bloodless, orthetic, and water-massage techniques) illnesses of the foot: callouses, hypertrophic, deformed, and ingrown nails, as well as foot pain; at the behest of a physician, they can prevent and medicate ulcerations of warts on the foot; they help with educating patients who suffer from foot ailments, or those at risk of injury to the foot; they identify and make physician referrals on suspected maladies requiring further diagnosis or treatment.
Employment opportunities for those earning a degree in Podiatry include providing services through a public or private (accredited or non-accredited) hospital or clinic.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
The Degree in Podiatry has a long-standing tradition of international exchanges.
The Erasmus programme (which stands for European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) was founded in 1987 thanks to the efforts of the European Community. It gives university students the opportunity to complete a for-credit study-abroad period on an international campus partnering with the student's home campus.
In terms of study-abroad options, the Degree in Podiatry currently offers Year III students pre-professional opportunities in the form of an internship.
To that end, we have entered into agreements with the Universitat de Barcelona (Spain). For the past four years, two students each year have travelled there to complete a semester-long internship.
The Erasmus Plus programme contemplates, in addition to the bilateral agreements, the possibility of two instructors for each Campus to have international mobility.
Transfer credits of up to 20 ECTS/CFU for electives are available to students.
The Degree in Podiatry has entered into agreements with Spanish universities in Madrid and Coruna, although the study-abroad programme has not yet been launched.
Student feedback has been roundly positive: they have found inspiration for their thesis work, and developed contacts that have served them well over the years. The Erasmus experience is not just a university experience, but an opportunity to learn from, and live with, persons of a different culture and language. It's about more than learning a different language: it's a chance for the student to take on responsibilities, and begin to feel a part of a professional community that includes students from different countries.

Mandatory

Enrollment
L'accesso al Corso è programmato a livello nazionale ai sensi della Legge n. 264 del 2.8.1999. Il numero degli studenti ammissibili è definito annualmente con Decreto del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MUR), tenendo conto della rilevazione effettuata dallo stesso Ateneo in ordine alle risorse ed alle strutture didattiche e cliniche disponibili, nonché tenendo conto delle esigenze manifestate dalla Regione Lombardia e dal Ministero della Salute in ordine al fabbisogno di personale sanitario del profilo professionale di riferimento della Classe.
La prova sarà a livello nazionale e si svolgerà presumibilmente nel mese di settembre. La data sarà stabilita con apposito Decreto da parte del MUR.

Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi (OFA)
Agli studenti che al test di ammissione non hanno fornito almeno il 50% delle risposte corrette nelle domande rivolte alla conoscenza della Biologia e della Chimica, saranno assegnati obblighi formativi aggiuntivi (OFA). Tali obblighi potranno essere colmati mediante attività di recupero appositamente previste. Il mancato superamento dell'OFA non permetterà di sostenere gli esami di: Scienze chimiche e farmacologiche - Patologia ed igiene.
Per le diverse iniziative sara' data tempestiva notizia sul sito: https://podologia.cdl.unimi.it/it

Places available: 25 + 1 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for admission: from 08/07/2021 to 26/08/2021

Admission test date : 14/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 21/09/2021 to 27/09/2021

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enrolment Le immatricolazioni si aprono il 21 settembre alle 14:00 e si chiudono alle ore 14:00 del 27 settembre.

Programme description and 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
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
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
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
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.
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
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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)
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Location
Milano
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