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Mr Mark Cole BSc MSc MChs FHEA

Senior Teaching Fellow - Podiatry, Programme Lead-BSc (Hons) Podiatry

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Mr Mark Cole is a Senior Teaching Fellow within Health Sciences and is the Programme Lead for the Undergraduate Podiatry Programme. Mark’s career to date has provided a broad range of podiatric and inter-professional experiences in the clinical, managerial and education fields, enabling a wide perspective of the healthcare landscape. Mark’s clinical expertise and academic experience can be demonstrated by 32 years of practice during which he has undertaken virtually all aspects of modern podiatric care, in a variety of clinical and educational environments.

`The acquisition and application of knowledge are inextricably linked and provide the basis for solving the unsolvable’ Anon

Mark’s clinical practice has been built on evidence based knowledge and clinical application with reflective and evaluative elements. In the early part of his career Mark developed a specialty in diabetes and subsequently ran the high dependency clinics in the acute unit and two community hospitals for the next ten years. Mark maintains an active interest in high risk diabetic, vascular and neurological cases with particular reference to managing care in the community setting. Mark moved into an academic career at the University of Southampton in 2010.

Research interests

Mark is a member of a research team led by Prof Ashburn studying the effects of footwear worn by people with stroke and Parkinson’s disease (SHOES-People with Stroke and Parkinson’s disease: Home and Outdoor ShoES).

Mark’s research interests also include the effects of microgravity on the lower limb.

Research group

Active Living and Rehabilitation

  • Programme Lead for BSc (Hons) Podiatry
  • Core member of Academic Unit 1 committees and groups linked to the curriculum
  • Podiatry lead for revalidation project 15/16
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Mark currently provides teaching input to the following modules:

Level 4: Foundations of Podiatry Practice including an in house skills week

Level 4: Principles of Podiatry Practice

Level 4: Statutory Training

Level 4:Transition Module

Level 5: Chronic Conditions (Module Lead)

Level 5: Foot and Ankle Pathology

Level 6: Complex Clinical Conditions (Module Lead)

Mr Mark Cole
Health Sciences Student Office University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 67/4013

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