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Podiatric Surgery, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Graduates are eligible for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia as a podiatric surgeon.

This course provides additional theoretical and clinical knowledge in podiatric medicine and surgery beyond the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree.

Topics in this Doctor of Podiatric Surgery from The University of Western Australia include biostatistics, research methodology, advanced podiatric medicine, theoretical and practical aspects of elective foot surgery and/or management of the high-risk foot, and patient-oriented research, including ethics and communication of research, resulting in a dissertation.


It is anticipated graduates will be eligible for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia as a podiatric surgeon.Graduates will be eligible to work in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.


The Doctor of Clinical Podiatry is recognised by the Podiatry Board of Australia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Podiatric Medicine
  • Advanced Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatric Medicine Practicum
  • Podiatric Surgery Practicum
  • Biostatistics 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • CRICOS CODE: 064878E

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

  •  a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


  •  at least one year of relevant professional experience.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18132 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54400 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    34296 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 102900 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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