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 Podiatry 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 Podiatry services in hospitals or public, private accredited or private clinics in a freelance or employed capacity.

Podiatry 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, Podiatry 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)

Limited enrolment with admission test. 
For further information on the number of places and the date of the admission test, please visit the website https://accessoprogrammato.miur.it/

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 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

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
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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

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 13/07/2020 to 25/08/2020

Admission test date : 08/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 14/10/2020 to 16/10/2020

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