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State Diploma in Pedicure-Podology

The training takes place over three years and prepares you for the professions of pedicure and chiropodist.

The profession of pedicure-podiatrist

Pedicure-podiatrists are health professionals who specialize in the management of foot conditions and foot care. Their practice also takes into account the interaction between the foot and the rest of the body.

Pedicure and chiropody are taught simultaneously throughout the course.

However, they are two different professions:

  • chiropodists are dedicated to the care
  • chiropodists extend and complement care.

Ils conçoivent et réalisent des dispositifs médicaux (orthèses plantaires, aux orthèses d'orteils ou d'ongles). Ils sont également spécialistes dans la prise en charge des problèmes de pied liés à des affections spécifiques : patients diabétiques, artéritiques, arthrosiques ou arthritiques. Enfin, ils jouent un rôle important dans l’accompagnement régulier des personnes atteintes de maladies dégénératives et liées à l’âge.

96% des pédicures-podologues exercent leur activité en libéral au sein de cabinets, maisons médicales et établissements de santé.

How to access?

For the start of the school year 2020, 30 places are available:

  • 15 places via Parcoursup
  • 15 seats in direct admission

Indeed, several access routes are possible:

  1. baccalaureate, via the Parcousup procedure in the complementary phase
  2. first year of access to health studies
  3. bachelor's degree in technical sciences of physical and sports activities (during the first two semesters)
  4. bachelor's degree in science, technology, health

See admission requirements and registration procedure.

Training organization

The State diploma in pedicure-podology takes 3 years (6 semesters and 180 ECTS), equivalent to the Bachelor's level (bac +3).

Teaching and internships

Theoretical courses represent 815 hours (425 hours of lectures - 390 hours of tutorials). Clinical and situational teachings represent 270 hours.

Location

The training is located on the North site of the Faculty of Medical and Paramedical Sciences.

Tuition costs

In case of admission to the course, the fees per year of study are :

  • Student and campus life contribution (CVEC): €91
  • university registration fees: 170 €.
  • tuition fees: 2 500 €.

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