Open Online course in new technologies for diagnosis and treatment of foot pathologies.


Programa Erasmus +

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PODIATRAIN project aims is to create a European high educational framework to homogenize and improve knowledge of target users in advanced techniques and treatments as well as bring to bear the newest technologies for user assessment, covering the gap between  foot care professionals and the continuous advances in the sector.

PODIATRAIN arises to generate a learning offer addressed to podiatrists and foot health professionals to complement the learning outcomes of current formal high educational programmes with training in new technologies for diagnoses and treatment of patients. The diversity in formal education programmes across countries leads to a consequent heterogeneity of podiatry professionals [1], but the need of gaining knowledge in new technologies for patient assessment and diagnosis is a common issue throughout Europe.


- Podiatrists

- Students finishing their BSc degree in podiatry

- Foot health practitioners

- Traumatologist       

- Foot surgeons

Fecha de inicio: 01-09-2016
Fecha de finalización: 31-03-2019
Referencia del proyecto: 2016-1-ES01-KA203-024997

FUNDACION UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALENCIA SAN VICENTE MARTIR (UCV). Coordinator of the Project. UCV has a research group on pathologic podiatry and one of their main research lines is focused on the analysis of new trends in the treatment of foot diseases to foster their optimisation.

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA (IBV) will coordinate the first intellectual output of the project, ‘Specification and design of the curriculum of PODIATRAIN course’. IBV has an area of ‘Person-oriented design’ focused on integrating users as the indispensable source of information for creating successful products and services.

MIKKELIN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY (MAMK) will coordinate Quality Assurance along the project development. MAMK has been granted a quality label by the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council. The label is valid until 2019. The label is an indication that MAMK’s quality process meets the national criteria for quality management in higher education and corresponds to the principles and recommendations of quality management in European higher education.

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA (UoM) will coordinate the exploitation activities. Its Department of Podiatry enjoys international collaborations with other schools of podiatry and a number of external lecturers are regularly invited to deliver modules in specialised areas such as podiatric surgery and podiatric podo-paediatrics in order to enrich the course programme.

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