Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine - Prerequisites




Prospective students lacking components of this prerequisite knowledge may complete appropriate units at UWA, or the equivalent units at another university, prior to entering the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program.

To be eligible to be considered for a place in the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Program, you must satisfy prerequisites either by university degree studies or by submitting a valid GAMSAT result (minimum overall score of 50 with no section under 50). 

The information below applies if you have not attempted or have not passed the GAMSAT, and wish to have prior degree study units assessed for entry into the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Program.

Prerequisite subjects

If you have completed, or are currently undertaking, a bachelor degree at any university, including UWA, you must ensure you have successfully completed at least ONE UNIT from either human biology, animal biology, physiology, pharmacology, genetics OR microbiology, AND at least ONE UNIT in either chemistry OR biological chemistry.  These units can form part of your major or be taken as complementary, broadening or elective units. 

To guide you, we have provided examples of units at UWA which meet the prerequisite requirements.  These are examples provided as a guideline. You are not required to complete these specific units.  If you are studying at another University, you will need to complete units with similar content.


  • Animal Biology - for example Plant and Animal Biology (BIOL1131)
  • Genetics - for example Molecular Genetics (GENE2230)
  • Human Biology - for example Human Biology 1: Becoming Human (ANHB1101)
  • Microbiology - for example Introductory Microbiology (MICR2208)
  • Pharmacology - for example Foundations of Pharmacology (PHAR2210)
  • Physiology - for example Molecular Biology of the Cell (SCIE1106)


  • Biological Chemistry - for example Biological Chemistry (CHEM1004)
  • Chemistry - for example Introductory Chemistry (CHEM1003)

Please complete one of the following versions of our checklist (PDF or RTF) to ensure you have fulfilled all the prerequisite requirements and submit the completed form with your application.

If you have completed studies in all of the prerequisite areas, have completed a bachelor degree and have attained a GPA of 5 or above, any offer made for a place in the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Program will be subject to meeting pre-enrolment requirements.  This information will be included with course offers.

If you are completing units at the time of application, have completed a bachelor degree and have attained a GPA of 5 or above, any offer made for a place in the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Program will be conditional of successful completion by 31 December of the year prior to commencement, and meeting pre-enrolment requirements.