Developing, together with European Universities, the valitaded POTRAIN on-line course for European podiatrist and foot care professionals.


The main objective of PODIATRAIN project is to develop and test an on-line course addressed to European Podiatrists aimed to complement the educational programme and the learning outcomes covered by the corresponding degree considering the new advances in this area.


High Education: Curriculum of PODIATRAIN course

1. Definition of the training preferences for PODIATRAIN course (UCV, Xamk, UoM, IBV )

2. Generation of the High Education curriculum of PODIATRAIN course (UCV, IBV)

3. Formative contents and complementary materials of PODIATRAIN course

4. Elaboration of the session contents (Xamk. UoM)

5. Elaboration of complementary materials (UCV, IBV)

6. Layout of the contents (IBV)

7. Improvement and translation of the contents from English into other languages (IBV  and UCV into Spanish, XAMK into Finnish, UoM

into Maltese)

Validated PODIATRAIN on-line course

8. First prototype of the course in English implemented into the e-learning platform (IBV)

9. Pilot test to validate the course (IBV, UCV, Xamk, UoM)



UoM=University of Malta, UCV=University of Valencia, IBV=Institute de Biomecanica, XAMK=South-Eastern Finland University

SESSION 1 Introduction to Podiatric Biomechanics UoM
SESSION 2 Pharadigms and Theories UCV
SESSION 3 Application paradigms, strengths and weaknesses UCV
SESSION 4 Technlogies for the biomechanical assessment for the patient  PART 1 IBV
SESSION 5 Techlogies for the biomechanical assessment for the patient  PART 2 IBV
SESSION 6 CAD/CAM systems and 3D printing IBV
CASE STUDY 1 Assessing a normal foot XAMK
CASE STUDY 2 Diabetic foot UoM
CASE STUDY 3 Rheumatoid foot UoM
CASE STUDY 4 Metatarsalgia UoM
CASE STUDY 5 Sport injuries UCV
CASE STUDY 6 Plantarfasciitis XAMK
CASE STUDY 7 Paediatric foot UCV



  • Valitaded POTRAIN on-line course in Europa
  • Common knowledge based course trans European countries
  • Increase foot health professionals and podiatrist´ professional valuable and profile


Link to the results of the Pilot Course:  Poster_Podiatrain_Tecnico



Link to the new poster: Poster_Podiatrain_Divulgacion


Futher information

More information

Arja Kiviaho-Tiippana
Principal Lecturer, Ph.D. (Health Sci., Nutr.)
+ 358 50 312 5106



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

1 October 2016 – 31 March 2019

Project partners

Lead partner: Fundacion Universidad Catolica de Valencia San Vicente Martiner (UCV)

Partners: Univeristy of Malta (UoM), Instituto de biomecanica de Valencia (IBV), South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk)

Focus areas: Sustainable wellbeing


Total budget: € 273266

XAMK part of the total budget: € 74062

Financiers and main source of funding: EU Erasmusrahoitus 2016-1-ES01-KA203-024997