PhD (Podiatry)—full-time and part-time MPhil (Health Sciences—Podiatry)— full-time and part-time

College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences,
School of Health Sciences

Course overview

The discipline of podiatry is committed to conducting and disseminating high quality research to support and enhance the evidence-base for podiatry.

Applications are invited in the areas of Diabetic foot disease, tissue viability and lower extremity wounds, quantitative methodologies specifically clinical trials, interprofessional working in clinical practice.

Programmes available

PhD, part-time
MPhil, full-time
MPhil, part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants must have an honours level (or equivalent international qualification) undergraduate degree in podiatry.

Candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.

Additional entry requirements
Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.

Areas of interest

  • Tissue viability/ lower extremity wounds 
  • Management of the at risk limb 
  • Diabetic foot disease 
  • Tissue stress 
  • Foot and ankle biomechanics 
  • Joint instability 
  • Gait analysis 
  • Orthoses therapy 
  • Footwear 
  • Evidence based practice 
  • Interprofessional working in clinical practice

Find out more

Dr. Caroline McIntosh
T +353 91 495 869
E caroline.mcintosh@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/podiatry

PAC code

PhD (part-time) GYN84
MPhil (full-time) GYN85
MPhil (part-time) GYN86

Current project

The EverT (Effective Verrucae Treatment) trial is a pragmatic, randomised controlled trial funded by the Department of Health, UK, through its Health Technology Assessment Programme. Podiatry at NUI Galway is involved in this multi-centre study which is investigating the effectiveness of common interventions for verrucae.

A study that will investigate electric noise stimulation on sensory perception is due to commence following successful funding from the Health Research Board in collaboration with colleagues in Electronic Engineering and Informatics, and Medicine.

The development of an international e-learning learning resource for tissue viability and wound care.

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