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Foot Health Practitioner (Advanced)

Overview

There is no greater satisfaction than to care for others, and our Foot Health Practitioner course gives you the opportunity to accomplish this in your own practice. The human foot is one of the most complex and neglected of body parts. Every step we take places 2.5 times our body weight on the 26 bones that make up each foot, and it has been estimated that we walk 3 times around the planet in a lifetime. The foot is highly sensitive, and like any machine part, suffers wear or damage when injured or stressed beyond its capability.

About the Foot Health Practitioner Profession

Here's where you come in. Though there may be little wrong with their feet, circumstances may prevent people looking after them. Arthritis, painful hip joints or stiff knees may put their feet out of reach or prevent use of scissors or nippers. However, others do have problems with their feet, from corns, calluses, verrucae, flat-foot and bunions, to nail conditions and structural defects, many of which can be treated without surgery or medical intervention. Some people just enjoy being pampered or are concerned with maintaining their bodies in optimum condition. All of these people need the help of a Foot Health Practitioner: a professional trained to deliver care and advice either in a private surgery or in the home.

About our Foot Health Course

This course is made up of twelve lessons of theory training, which you complete from the comfort of your own home, and two weeks of practical foot health practitioner training, which is completed at one of our state-of-the-art Foot Health Training Centres.

Lesson 1:

Intro/ organisation/ tissues/ cartilage/ ligament/ tendon/ bone/ fractures/ skeletal development/ the human skeleton/ leg skeleton/ foot skeleton/ anatomical planes/ terms of reference/ foot arches

Normal stance and posture/ pes planus/ articulations/ tendons/ retinaculae/ movement/ pes plano-valgus

Lesson 2:

Muscle tissues/ structure/ groups/ muscles of the leg and foot, HAV limitus/ rigidus/ metatarsalgia/ arthritis/ gout/ sprains/ treatment of pes plano-valgus

Lesson 3:

Blood structure/ heart/ vessels/ circulation/ arteries/veins/ capillaries/ respiration/ circulatory disorders/ atherosclerosis/ stenosis/thrombosis/ ulceration/ varicosity/ pulses/ blood borne disease/ pathogens/ fungi/ viruses/ bacteria/ exercise and the cardiovascular system/ disinfection and sterilisation

Lesson 4:

Integumentary system/ skin hair and nails/ normal function and growth mechanisms/ homeostasis/ instruments / skin pathologies-corns, callus, etc/ nail dystrophies/ peripheral perfusion/ tissue viability/ gangrene/ malignancies

Lesson 5:

Materia medica/ antiseptics/ styptics/ varnishes/ creams/ pre and post ops/ cleanliness and personal hygiene/ self-presentation/ diagnosis/ prognosis/ records and book-keeping/ styles of practise

Lesson 6:

Lymphatic circulation/ relationship to blood circulation/ lymphoedema/ path of infection/ route of metastasis/ when and how to refer

Lesson 7:

CNS/ ANS/ nerve supply to foot sensation and pain/ areas served by individual nerves/ peripheral circulation examination/ Raynauds syndrome/ neuropathy/ neurological examination

Lesson 8:

Endocrine system and hormones/ diabetes mellitus and its significance/ neuropathy/ paddings and dressings

Lesson 9:

External respiration/ gaseous exchange in the lungs/ internal respiration/ measurement of blood pressure/ the ankle brachial pressure index/ varicose veins/ skin disorders and conditions/ differential diagnosis/ fungal infections/ yeast infections/ sweating disorders/ instruments/

Lesson 10:

Pathology/ organ changes/ factors causing hypertrophy and hyperplasia/ factors causing atrophy/ neoplasms/ elements of nutrition/ setting up a practice

Lesson 11:

Starting Your Own Business

Lesson 12:

Marketing Your Business

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Modules

Practical Training

This course is made up of twelve lessons of theory training, which you complete from the comfort of your own home, and two week’s practical training, which is completed at our state-of-the-art Foot Health Training Centre. For more information on the practical training, please visit our dedicated Foot Health website at www.foothealthschool.com

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • Two Week's Practical Training
  • The price of our Nationally Recognised Foot Health courses now includes FREE* student accommodation, saving you up to £325** on your total training costs!  For more information, please click here!
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at upto £30.00)
  • Business start up advice and excellent discount rates from the College's approved supplier of Foot Health equipment
  • FREE Patient diagnosis pocket handbook worth £15.99
  • FREE Practitioner's Toolkit worth £100.00

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

Our Foot Health Practitioner Diploma is accredited by NCFE. NCFE are a leading National Awarding Body, recognised in the U.K by the Department for Education and Skills (DfEs), Learning Skills Council (LSC) and the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA). NCFE specialise in providing, quality-assuring and certificating vocational learning programmes.

For more information on this award, click here

Professional Membership

This qualification has been fully accredited by the R.F.H.P for Full Membership.

On successful completion of the course, students may join the Register for Foot Health Professional (RFHP). The RFHP is a non-profit professional association for Foot Health Practitioners, who places practitioners on a register, making the public aware that the practitioner is trained to a high standard.

The RFHP campaigns for, promotes and supports those who work and practice in the Foot Health Practitioner Industry.

For more information on the RFHP, please click here

Stonebridge Associated College's Foot Health Centre

Below you will see a few pictures of what the Foot Health campus looks like, it is a modern, state-of-the-art training facility that is full equiped to deal with the needs of our clients and our students. If you would like to book an appointment to view the clinic, please fee free to contact us and we will be happy to arrange a viewing.

     

Please Note

Students wishing to practise in the UK need to complete practical training. This can be done on campus at the College's Foot Health Centre. The cost of the course above, includes two weeks full practical training at the Foot Health Centre.

For more information, please visit our dedicated Foot Health website at www.foothealthschool.com

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

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