36 months
59700 AUD/year
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The Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from The University of Western Australia is a comprehensive course designed to produce highly trained and competent podiatrists who are well prepared to enter clinical practice as primary contact health care practitioners in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and ankle. 

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The Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from The University of Western Australia is a three-year programme for entry into professional practice as a podiatrist. The aim of the course is to produce graduates able to treat and educate their patients effectively and appropriately in a professional and responsible way. The programme conforms to its CREATE themes, which strives to produce highly trained clinicians, researchers, educators, advocates, team-minded professionals and ethical practitioners.

There are two semesters of equal length in each year. The first year covers bioscience, while years two and three cover the theoretical and practical aspects of podiatric medicine, alongside supporting subjects research, biostatistics and general medicine, all of which fall within the second year. These subjects help students to understand the diagnosis and management of diseases and conditions that affect the lower limb, and to take a leading role in the interdisciplinary management of foot and ankle problems.

In the final year, in addition to more advanced coverage of theoretical and practical podiatry, students undertake a supervised research project which follows their training in research methods the previous year. They also undertake weekly clinical placements in a variety of external locations, principally tertiary hospitals and private practices, to learn patient management in the workplace environment.

Career Pathways 

DPM graduates will be eligible for registration as general podiatrists in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, parts of Canada without the need for any further preregistration training or compulsory internship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Clinical Sciences
  • Progression of Clinical Practice 
  • General Medicine and Pathology
  • Research Methods  
  • Integrated Clinical Practice 
  • Biostatistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 075343A  

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


  • the equivalent of a UWA GPA of 5.0;


  • Demonstrated adequate knowledge in two of the following health and/or medical science areas at a tertiary level:
  • anatomy, human biology, physiology, pharmacology, genetics, microbiology, genetics, immunology, biological chemistry unit at a tertiary level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    59700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 179100 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • Commonwealth supported students National: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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