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Felcity, I only completed year 11 maths apps. And have minimal, if any understanding of real physics. I want to do the course and be succesful, but my maths isn't great, physics forget it. Chem non-existent, but I've a solid background in bio.
The subject most often failed is 1st yr anatomy I believe.
Physics and maths for 1st year biomechanics...the kinematics equations etc...if you can't get your head around vectors, levers and torques you are not going to pass....human movement either I believe.
I did VCE again in '95/96 before doing the Pod degree and the most useful subject for the harder stuff in the degree was physics. Biol is good for human physiology in 1st yr as is chem....if you can't get your "sh--" together in these subjects at yr 12 you won't cope with Beer 101 and Mating Rituals 102A or B (I had exemptions for these because of my age, but I was happy to observe) ....you will have to work hard.
Good luck Phill
Dear foot fans, You didn't tell me there was a new course in WA. Just found out about it. I think they don't know what they want which is good for me.
I am a dental surgery assistant of 20 years and I cannot get in Dental Hygiene because the bloody unis are using it as pre-dentistry. So I just put the uwa new course as my #2 (Curtin DH as #1) Their entry requirements are all over the place, so I might slip by the TEE Nazis. (99.8 STAT counts for sweet FA)
Younlin Footballer, Do something for the money, once you are earning a decent wage you can do what you please, and you can do a year of POD in the UK...the pod schools in the UK all seem to be near Manchester.
Not trying to talk you out of it...just warning you that with a clinical profession where you actually treat real live human beings....51 is not enough....it may well be in an arts degree...but if this is what you want ....rise to the occasion...you might surprise yourself...I know I did.....1st class honours...having dropped out of Uni the first time around it is different when you work your butt off. Don't give up too easily.
I registered just after I turned 39...never to late...in my year was a chap who took a few years to finish because he went part time....but I think he was 56 or 57 when he finished...a great effort of perseverence. Good luck catlover.
By 51, apart from what Felicity said, I would tend to see health care as a field where being just a pass student and just being kind of OK at your job isn't doing all you could for your patients, real humans deserve better...in that line....who would you want to look after you when you've got a problem...the 51 or the 71....81... not that podiatry is brain surgery.
Hi all, yonugin I am in the same position as you. I to am doing year 12 and have applied to do podiatry in South Australia and interstate. A couple of weeks ago i went and sat with a podiatrist for a couple hours. It changed my view of podiatry. I now really want to do podiatry next year. I am really glad i did this; I think you may find it helpful to do.
im jsut about fnished my 2nd year at charles sturt university. Pod is a really good course, well it is here anyway. Dont worry about the physics and chem, what i have found so far is you need a basic knowledge of maths, if u did maths in year 11, you will be fine. Nothing hard about it. Anatomy seems to be the hardest subject for everyone, but it is not hard, rather you jsut need to learn it all! Keep on track at school that the main thing!
The exciting thing about Podiatry is that improvement can come in so many areas and ways. For the elderly it can be comfort, leading to mobility, ensuring independance. For the child it can be reducing the possibility of injury or deformity due to a biomechancial problem, and for everyone in between it varies from a listening ear to a skilful scalpel.
EXACTLY! My top moment as a Pod was helping a 9 year old girl improve her balance and co-ordination enough that she made the school netball team and could stay on a skateboard. Still my most rewarding moment and most memorable client!
but my maths isn't great, physics forget it
You're gonna hate Physical Science in first year then.
....51 is not enough....
Hey, it did me in Stats...Twice! :p
What are the odds of scoring that both years??
If I'd done better I might have been able to tell you what the odds were!! LOL!!
Hay all, I have applied to do podiatry next year and have been researching about the different areas of podiatry. I know youngin' has an interest in sports podiatry. I was wondering what type of work Podiatric surgeons do . Are they like orthopaedic surgeons? Do they perform invasive surgery? I don’t know much about this area. I looked at some of the threads/posts in the foot surgery section and got a bit of an idea what podiatric surgeons do, but what is the role of Australian podiatric surgeons? Thanks :)
Australian Pod Surgeons perform skin muscle and bone procedures on people's feet. They are not yet established in Public Hospitals but recognised in the Australian Health Act as providing "professional attention", meaning they have the right to have their patients' claim private health fund benefits for any hospital stay.
To become a pod surgeon in Australia you first need to be a podiatrist then complete an appropriate masters degree then significant clinical training
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Huge congratulations on getting into Podiatry Thek - yes the TER/ENTER's have dropped this year (we are not the only ones - many courses in other professions are busily hiding just how low their scores went!). Great idea taking a short break - get some fun in, and then keep us informed about your studies. Remember, we're here to help.