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PODY3017 Business for Podiatrists

Module Overview

The Podiatry business module provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in setting up and/or working in private practice. The module will help to develop an understanding of the environmental, financial and marketing considerations required. It will include both profession-specific learning and learning generic business management skills. The teaching and learning methods may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, profession-specific group work and self-directed study. Learning will be augmented by electronic learning resources, core texts and directed-study activities.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Analyse and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of working in private practice or setting up in private practice.
  • Create, develop and apply the key elements of a business plan.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Develop and evaluate the responsibilities under health and safety legislation & standards for clinical practice.
  • Determine and apply the main responsibilities and obligations associated with employing staff or engaging an associate.
  • Develop and justify the marketing of your practice & advertising your services.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Select and justify the financial considerations of running a business including Tax, NI, VAT, pensions, cost-based and market based pricing.
  • Analyse and justify the types of insurance available and those that are required by law.

Syllabus

The Podiatry business module provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in setting up and/or working in private practice. The module will help to develop an understanding of the environmental, financial and marketing considerations required.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Keynote lectures will ensure coverage of specific topics and will be supported by clearly identified indicative reading. This module and will be further supported by seminars, debates, group work, problem based learning, audio-visual resources and case presentations.

TypeHours
Independent Study163.5
Teaching24
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

Hultman JA Developing an Equitable Compensation Formula for Your Practice Podiatry Management. 

Andrews GJ, Peter E, Hammond R (2003). Receiving money for medicine: some tensions and resolutions for community-based private complementary therapists Health and Social Care in the Community. 

Walker A and Craddock D (2006). Podiatrists in domiciliary private practice.. British Journal of Podiatry. 

Hamisak L (2017). Profitability Where Art Thou?. Podiatry Management. 

Assessment

Formative

Written assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Business rationale and plan 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Other

There are no additional costs associated with this module.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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