The purpose of the qualification is to produce professional podiatry graduates competent in the knowledge and skills required for managing and providing an integrated, holistic scientifically based podiatric health care service to all sectors of society. The qualification develops reflective, caring practitioners capable of integrating principles, theory, proven techniques, and relevant clinical skills in the delivery of a service focusing on the promotion of foot health, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of foot and lower limb related problems. Skills developed in scientific inquiry, critical thinking and problem solving enable graduates to conduct research, undertake further study, and become lifelong learners. Graduates register with the HPCSA entitling them to practice independently and within a multidisciplinary team in the private or public health sector or in education, research, occupational health, and corporate sector.
Reasons for studying at UJ
UJ offers not only a special program called the First Year Experience to help orientate students throughout the first year but we also offer a Senior Student Experience that gears students toward the workplace!
Grab the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and train alongside Olympians and Paralympians on state-of-the-art pitches, tracks, and fields, or just keep fit by joining one of the gyms on each of our 4 campuses.
Be part of a young, vibrant, and agile university that reflects and adapts easily to our country’s aspirations, while maintaining global relevance through numerous international partnerships.
178 Internationally respected and accepted qualifications.
Join a university that cares enough to have raised over R300 million since the start of 2016 in order to support the Missing Middle Campaign. UJ also ensures that more than 6 000 needy students have two healthy meals per day.
Study in the vibrant City of Gold – the economic hub of South Africa. Join a vibrant, cosmopolitan, progressive group of students and academics on their way to re-imagining the future!
UJ offers an amazing on-campus experience whether you live in one of UJ’s residences, belong to a day house, or whether you just want to socialize at the Student Centres on all campuses.
We ensure the health, safety, and security of all our students through our own on-campus health services and UJ Protection Services.
Did you know that during the first five years of UJ’s existence it doubled its targeted research output and to this day, continues to break records!