IFPP Podiatry Training Center

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Message from the IFPP Director

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Ecole d’Assas IFPP (Podiatry Training Centre) is here to support students to acquire knowledge and skills to enable them to build their own career path.

Teaching objectives are based on values to encourage:

  • Vocational training
  • Independence both in behaviour and training
  • Respect of professional regulations and ethics

We also strive to train podiatrists who know how to develop their professional methods and have a critical view of their work based on review fuelled by constantly renewed professional knowledge. Students are therefore the focal point of IFPP’s training plan.

Our clinic, unique to our training service, gives students the chance to deal with patients instantly. We are devoted to the patient being guaranteed to be dealing with qualified professionals capable of using practical knowledge and an overall understanding of situations with a measured and reasoned outlook. The keyword at the training centre is “vocational training” and the unique pairing of the college and clinic ensures we achieve it.

In terms of training schedule, the course does not settle for teaching focused on specific content but demands an all-round approach to knowledge. The implementation of the training system cannot be reduced to a procedure or a means of simplification. Therapeutic decision follows on from a problem-solving activity which involves identifying then imagining a situation using the range of medical knowledge. During the learning process, students must be able to decide, choose and adapt the most appropriate treatment for the patient. Developing gestural skills and learning to create a therapeutic relationship with patients are integral to the course.

Skills acquisition involves linking knowledge and expertise to professional situations. Teachers set up professional situations which the students take with them in their clinical learning. They also use teaching methods (case studies, theory and practice knowledge) to develop a sense of observation and encourage students to use their ability to analyse, reason and transfer skills in their professional experiences. The range of consultants who support students in class and projects bring different points of view which fuel debate, improve knowledge and develop methods and skills.

Jean-Pascal Beaumont

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