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Podiatry Student Placements

 **Important Update

GGC Podiatry remain fully committed to delivering quality practice based learning opportunities for undergraduate Podiatry students in partnership with our HEI colleagues. In light of the current restrictions associated with COVID-19 and in line with service recovery, we have agreed to host students from the Dept. of Podiatry QEUH, prioritising face to face practice based learning opportunities  for level 3 & level 4 students during Trimester A of the 20/21 term. Placements are due to commence from 5th October to 18th December. As well as hosting face to face placement opportunities, the Practice Education team at Podiatry QEUH will facilitate virtual content delivery aligned to the GCU BSc (Hons) Podiatry programme across all levels.


We are also actively exploring novel ways of hosting placements across the service and are hopeful this will lead to more placements opportunities being offered to our HEI partners.  

Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) Podiatry Service work in close partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to deliver multiple clinical placements for undergraduate Podiatry students in part completion of their BSc (Hons) Podiatry. At the conclusion the academic year, students are invited to complete a questionnaire to ascertain their clinical education experience across all placement sites. Students are questioned across multiple aspects of placement delivery including:


  •  How clearly did the practice educator explain the theoretical elements?
  •  How clearly did the practice educator demonstrate the practical elements?
  •  How helpful were the tutorial / feedback elements?
  •  How would you describe your learning experience in this clinic overall?


The student response is gauged utilising a Likert scale from 0 (low) to 10 (high).

Figure 1 provides an overview of the mean score for each undergraduate level from 2007 to 2019.

Read the full report here


Have you ever considered a career in podiatry or would like to develop further skills.  Please have a look at the Glasgow Caledonian University Podiatry site for a great range of courses.


Last Updated: 31 August 2020