Bachelor's Degree - School: Medicine and Surgery - Access type: Restricted number of available places
o Class: L/SNT2 (Ministerial Decree No 270 of 2004)
o Course type: Bachelor's Degree
o Duration: 3 years
o Access type: Restricted number of available places
o School: Medicine and Surgery
o Department: Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine
o Course code: L97
Description and Teaching Objectives
This Degree trains operators with the knowledge and skills needed to objectively examine feet and use bloodless, orthotic and hydro-mass-therapeutic methods to treat calluses, hypertrophic, ingrown and misshapen nails as well as foot pain.
In particular, graduates master relevant scientific basics and the theoretical and practical training needed to understand biological and hereditary phenomena, major organ and apparatus functioning, as well as psychological, social and environmental issues. They know: key Podiatry concepts; conceptual and methodological models of Podiatry assistance; the principles and rules defining their responsibilities and field of activity as Podiatrists; the ethical, legal and medical principles linked to their practice. Moreover, they develop an integrated approach to patients critically evaluating Podiatry aspects from a clinical, relational, educational, social and ethical perspective in prevention, assistance, rehabilitation and recovery to reach the highest degree of well-being. They can collaborate and integrate with a number of professionals in healthcare group activities, including clinical tutoring of students; they are aware of the historical and ethical dimensions of medicine with special reference to Podiatry and know how to effectively and appropriately relate to and communicate with patients and families.
Course attendance is mandatory for all activities - both theoretical classes and traineeship.
This Degree qualifies graduates as Podiatrists, i.e. healthcare operators who can work in national or regional health facilities as well as in credited private facilities; they can operate as freelancers or as employees.
Podiatrists deal with issues of foot treatment, prevention and rehabilitation. They can objectively visit and treat feet. They can rehabilitate walking functions, use orthotic devices and treat foot distortions or deformities. Under medical prescription they can treat ulcerations of foot warts; they support carriers of risk diseases, also for the purposes of health education.
Web References and Contacts
Coordinator: Professor Pasquale Farsetti