- 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;
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.
Places available: 25 + 1 reserved for non-EU citizens
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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
enrolment Le immatricolazioni si aprono il 21 settembre alle 14:00 e si chiudono alle ore 14:00 del 27 settembre.
The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
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