Podiatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Short Course | Part time online | La Trobe University | Australia
Short Online

Podiatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics

3 months
4995 AUD/full
4995 AUD/full
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Develop skills in Podiatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics and the Quality Use of Medications by the Podiatry Board of Australia registration standard at La Trobe University.


About the course

The Podiatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics program at La Trobe University provides an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and skills in podiatric pharmacology and therapeutics.

The Podiatry Board of Australia has approved the non-award program as providing a qualification in podiatric therapeutics for the purpose of endorsement for scheduled medicines under Pathway B of the Board's Registration standard for endorsement for scheduled medicines.

The program has been designed so that theoretical and practical curriculum are thoughtfully sequenced and scaffolded. The course incorporates principles of medication use for patients across the life span. Key pharmacological characteristics of drug classes and individual drugs are explored to optimise outcomes and minimise adverse events.

Programme Structure

Course content:
  • Apply advanced practice podiatry knowledge and skills to conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment to inform and implement a management plan for a patient
  • Interpret and critique the legal, registration and guideline requirements for endorsed podiatrist prescribing
  • Explain the role of the health professional within the Quality Use Medications (QUM) guidelines
  • Describe the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, uses and contraindications of medicines available to endorsed podiatrists
  • Create and evaluate prescriptions of restricted medicines for a given patient with a foot pathology in the presence of local and/or systemic disease for specific populations (including pregnancy, paediatrics, sports medicine and gerontology)
  • Request, analyse and interpret diagnostic tests, associated with medical conditions, for the use of informing prescribing decisions
  • Behave in a manner reflective of a health professional.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

registrations close March 31





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

For podiatrists registered with the Podiatry Board of Australia

Additional requirements

  • Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed during the workshop.
  • A webcam, mic and headset/speaker is required.  All workshops are conducted in small groups and are interactive.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4995 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4995 AUD for the full programme during 3 months.
  • National

    4995 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4995 AUD for the full programme during 3 months.


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Podiatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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