Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

DPM Years 1-3



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The Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a three-year professional degree. 

Year 1 Curriculum includes:

  • Foundation biomedical science subjects including anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction to podiatric medicine
  • Clinical examination and treatment skills
  • Podiatric biomechanics and orthotic therapy

Year 2 Curriculum includes:

  • Surgical and medical conditions relevant to podiatric practice
  • Pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Local anaesthetic technques and basic podiatric surgical skills
  • Diagnosis and clinical management of common podiatric conditions
  • Understanding and interpreting clinical research

Year 3 Curriculum includes:

  • The final year is focused around consolidating diagnostic and clinical skills in preparation to practice
  • Extensive clinical practice rotations in hospital, private practice and UWA podiatry clinics
  • One day per week will  involve lectures, seminars and case-based learning
  • Podiatric management of the high risk patient
  • Diagnosis and management of acute foot and ankle trauma and infections
  • Students will undertake a research project in their final year