Degree in Podiatry

2020/2021 · 240 credits

Professional and academic career

Una de las principales salidas profesionales es el ejercicio libre de la profesión en consultas privadas y empresas.

Otras salidas profesionales son:

  • Docencia en las Facultades de Podología.
  • Instituciones públicas, residencias geriátricas y hogares de pensionistas.
  • Compañías privadas de seguros de asistencia sanitaria.
  • Hospitales y centros asistenciales, a través de las unidades de pie diabético.
  • Clubes y asociaciones deportivas de fútbol, baloncesto, etc.
  • Industria y servicios del calzado.

Planning for teaching

This study has teaching guide
You can read it to learn more about the study. In the table below you can see the individual teaching guides for each subject.

Study structure

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Human Physiology Core annual 9 ECTS
Bases for the Interpretation of Scientific Knowledge Core annual 9 ECTS
Anatomy General Core 1st 6 ECTS
Applied Psychology and Health Core 1st 6 ECTS
Biological Basis and Physical Human Movement Core 1st 6 ECTS
Specific Anatomy of the Lower Limb Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Microbiology and Parasitology Core 2nd 6 ECTS
General Podiatry Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
General Concepts of Surgery Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
General Pathology Applied in Podiatry Core 1st 6 ECTS
Pharmacology Core 1st 6 ECTS
Biomechanics of The Lower Limb Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Orthopedics I Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Chiropody I Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Diagnostic Imaging Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Orthopedics I Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Digital Orthopedics and Footwear Therapy Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Podiatric Pathology I Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Chiropody II Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
  Guide Type QTR. credits

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)


The study is taught by teachers from the departments of: Biology, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Naval and Industrial Engineering, Physical and Sports Education, Physiotherapy, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Psychology

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.