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Podiatric Medicine (Structured PhD)
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.
Structured PhD (full-time, four years)
Structured PhD (part-time, six years)
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.
PhD 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.
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Current research projects
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.
Current funded research opportunity
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- 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
- Evidence based practice
- Interprofessional working in clinical practice
Dr. Caroline McIntosh: www.nuigalway.ie/faculties_departments/podiatry/Staff/caroline_mcintosh.html
Fees: Non EU
EU Part time: Year 1 €3,826 (inclusive of student levy €140) p.a. 2022/23
All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy €140.
Dr. Caroline McIntosh
T: +353 91 495869