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Cyprus – Information

Cyprus Association of Registered Podiatrists

Contactinformation:

Address: P.O. Box. 20317, 2150, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel/Fax:: : (+357) 7000 1545
Email:  info@podiatry.org.cy
Web:  www.podiatry.org.cy

President: Georgia Liopetriti

History:

More information

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Education

Education Process- No universities or colleges offering Podiatry in Cyprus
- Most Podiatrists are trained in the U.K.
Years/Hours:- 3 years
- 1000 hours clinical work

Degree:- See UK
Continuous education mandatory:- ...
Schools:Find a school: www.podiatry.org.cy

Recognition

Governemental recognition:- ...
Allowing foreign podiatrists- The Podiatry profession in Cyprus must be:
o Registered with the Cyprus Association of Registered Podiatrists
o Obtain a Certificate of Registration, ussued by the Registration Board of the Cyprus Association of Registered Podiatrists and the Ministry of Health.
- People who wish to register should meet the following criteria (according to legislation 75 (I) 2013:
o Hold a BSc (Hons) Podiatry University degree (Min 3 years) or an equivalent qualification which must be recognized in the country of acquisition and were the profession of Podiatry mustbe regulated through legislation.
o Acquired 1000 hours of clinical practice
o Degree/qualifications needs to be recognized by the Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KY.S.A.T.S)
o Demonstrate proficiency in spoken Greek through tests
o Registration/membership fees need to be up to date.
Applicable legislation- https://www.podiatry.org.cy/

What you need to know about podiatry in Cyprus:

QuestionAnswer
Is there free access for patients?
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Does the podiatrist have prescription rights?
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Is the podiatrist is allowed to perform surgery?
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Can the podiatrist make and prescribe orthotics?
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Can the podiatrist use anaesthetics?
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Is the podiatry profession regulated? Is there a law protecting the title of podiatrist and describing the competences?
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How many podiatrists are active in Cyprus?
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Is the FIP-IFP member association recognized by the government as a professional association?
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Is there a code of conduct/deontology?
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