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University expert certificate in Foot Assessment and Orthopedic Treatment

Pre-enrollment open

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  • Modality
    Hybrid learning format
  • Languages
    Spanish
  • Duration
    1 academic year
  • Credits
    36
  • Places
    19
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Carrer Padilla, 326-332. 08025 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    Blanquerna School of Health Sciences

Who is it for?

Graduates in pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, medicine, nursing and other university degrees in health sciences.

Expand your training

This part-time training on the foot and its treatment by orthosis, has an accreditation of 19 credits and which allows the student to develop fully in all areas of foot orthopedics. Framed within the master's degree in orthopedics, which prioritizes technical training, totally dedicating the presence to the development of the subjects of foot orthopedics.

Thanks to a panel of teachers with extensive experience in the field of orthopedics, the expert course has a great practical load both in terms of manufacturing workshop, in the exploration, patient assessment and in taking measurements through the use of the latest technologies.

The expert course is structured in blocks that, in a progressive way, will allow the student to develop his growth in an organized way and that adjusts to his capacities offering a greater autonomy in his process of learning.

We will delve into the anatomy and physiology to biomechanics through the pathology and ending with the different orthotic treatments of the foot.

The main objective of the expert foot course and its orthosis treatment is to offer training with a more practical aspect, bringing us closer to the professional reality of orthopedics and the needs of the sector.

Generic:

  • Know how to analyze, organize and plan the activities of the professional field.
  • Demonstrate ability and flexibility for problem solving and effective decision making in the field of work.
  • Know how to evaluate, select and draw conclusions from the scientific literature related to the field of study.
  • Develop self-learning skills and critical thinking in their field of work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team both on an interdisciplinary scale and in an international context through oral or written communication in different languages.
  • Demonstrate skills in interpersonal relationships based on attention to diversity and multiculturalism through ethical commitment in professional practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to generate and lead innovative ideas in the professional environment.
  • Demonstrate autonomy to formulate, plan, design and develop scientific or technological projects in the professional field for an improvement in their area of specialization.

Specific:

  • Have advanced knowledge in anatomy and biomechanics, both in the theoretical field and in exploration, to be able to analyze pathologies and adaptations in foot orthopedics.
  • Have advanced knowledge of foot pathologies, which require orthotic treatment.
  • Be able to interpret the prescriptions, treatment requests and advice of patients who will be treated by the orthopedist.
  • Be able to master the taking of measurements on the foot, including traditional systems and their latest technologies, for all those foot orthoses that are required in your work in orthopedics.
  • Have the advanced knowledge to design, execute, direct and coordinate the manufacture to measure of the products of own manufacture and those developed by external producers.

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Practical training

Training with a practical aspect close to the professional reality of orthopedics and the needs of the sector.

Technical training

Technical training that is totally dedicated to the development of orthopedic subjects.

Teaching staff

Teachers with extensive experience in the field of orthopedics; great practical load both at the level of manufacturing workshop, exploration and assessment of the patient and in measurement with the use of the latest technologies and adaptation of orthoses and technical aids.

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Application process

To access the master degree and/or university specialization diplomas, you must hold an official Spanish university degree, or a degree from another country in the European Higher Education Area. These studies are also open to students with a degree issued by an education system outside the European Higher Education Area, who do not need to have it approved, provided that the level of training is equivalent to that of an official Spanish degree and that, in the country of origin, the degree gives access to graduate studies. However, admission does not in any case imply the convalidation of the degree or any other type of recognition beyond allowing the student to access master and graduate studies at the University.

Furthermore, these courses are open to people who do not have a degree but who, due to their professional or personal background, are considered qualified to take them. In these cases, the degree they will obtain will be a university extension.

The application process consists of two parts:

  1. Pre-enrollment
  2. Enrollment

Pre-enrollment

Students can pre-enroll online (by accessing Pre-enrollment | Blanquerna or the pre-enrollment option for each course). It can also be done in person at the School.

During the process, the candidate must submit the requested documentation:

  • ID card, passport or NIE residence card.
  • Certified photocopy of the qualification that gives the student access to the course or documentary proof that the relevant document has been requested.
  • Copy of the official academic transcript with grades for the courses taken and the average mark of the qualification justifying admission.
  • Students with studies qualifying them for access completed outside Spain: certificate issued by the relevant body (university, embassy, consulate) confirming that the studies qualify the student to undertake master degree or graduate studies in the country of issue. Students who come from a foreign university must provide details of the grading system used at their university, as well as the aforementioned documentation, which must comply with the requirements for translation and legalization established in current regulations.
  • Payment of €100 pre-enrollment fee. If you are not admitted to any of the options requested or if the course is cancelled by the School of Health Sciences-Blanquerna, the amount will be refunded during the academic year in which you pre-enrolled, subject to presentation of the corresponding receipt. Payment is by credit or debit card using a secure, confidential process.

Once pre-enrollment is complete, the documentation will be assessed, and the student will be informed of the result and how to enroll, if applicable.

Enrollment

Enrollment is the final step in the procedure to access the master degree or graduate studies. Each student will be informed in the letter of admission of his/her enrollment date. When enrollment is complete, with payment of the corresponding fee, the student will have definitively secured a place. If the student leaves the course, the enrollment fee will not be refunded in any case. The School reserves the right to cancel any courses for which the required minimum number of enrolled students has not been reached. In this case, the amount paid for enrollment will be refunded in full.

Documentation to be provided:

  • Certified photocopy of the degree certificate or certified photocopy of the university studies completed.
  • Official academic certification (list of subjects studied with their grade).
  • Current account number for direct debit in case of payment by installments.

When students enroll, they will have two business days to pay the total cost of enrollment, by bank transfer, credit card or barcode. Studies can be paid in full or in installments, without any interest, by bank transfer.

If payment by installment is selected, students will have two business days following completion of enrollment to pay 33.3% of the total cost of the enrolled credits, using their chosen form of payment; this payment cannot be made by direct debit. The remaining 66.4% is split into two monthly installments, in January and March, payable by direct debit using the bank account number provided upon enrollment.

School alumni are given a 15% discount on the enrollment fee (non-cumulative discount). Distinctions obtained in the fourth academic year of the bachelor degree are not eligible for a discount in own master degrees and graduate studies. Prices are updated each academic year. Once enrollment is complete, the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.​

When a student enrolls, a contract for the provision of teaching services is formalized between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation, which is legally binding from the time of payment. Payment includes the corresponding insurance and, for students under the age of twenty-eight, compulsory academic insurance. If a student declines to take up a place, he/she will lose in full any amount he/she has paid.

The student accepts the rules for the use of computer services established by the Blanquerna Foundation. The student's personal data will be included in an automated file under the responsibility of the Blanquerna Foundation, so that this contract can be maintained and fulfilled. Students should note that their data may also be used to inform them about the future activities of the Foundation, or for the institution to send them publications.

In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the protection of personal data, students have the right to access their data to update, rectify or cancel them, or object to their use, by sending a letter, indicating which right they want to exercise.

This section is a summary of the general conditions for enrollment. It is only for guidance and therefore has no contractual value. In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions of the general conditions for enrollment specified in the receipt generated at the time of enrollment will prevail; this receipt formalizes the contract between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation; students can consult it on the intranet whenever they wish.

Foreign students

The School reserves the right to ask candidates with qualifications outside the EES for a letter from their university, embassy or consulate to certify that their studies enable them to pursue a master degree or graduate studies.

Students are responsible for having all the official documentation necessary for their stay in Spain while studying at the School. Applicants can ask for a pre-acceptance document attached to the pre-enrollment receipt to initiate applications for visas or scholarships or carry out any other administrative procedure. Under no circumstances does this document guarantee a place if all the access and admission requirements are not met. Once applicants have been accepted and enrollment is complete, they can request a letter of admission from the Academic Secretary, if required, by paying the corresponding fees.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the prospective students department.
[email protected]

price

Total course price
1900 €
Tuition fee per credit
€ 100
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