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Denmark – Information

Danske Fodterapeuter – The Association of Danish Podiatrists

Contactinformation:

Address: Kildevaeldets Allé 12, 2600 Glostrup, Denmark
Tel/Fax: (+45) 43 20 51 20
Email: lasf@lasf.dk
Web: www.lasf.dk

President: Tina Christensen

History:

 

More information

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Education

Education Process- Two technical colleges
- Curriculum is approved by the Ministry of Education
- Admission requirements is primary school but majority of students have completed another education
- Two technical colleges
- Curriculum is approved by the Ministry of Education
- Admission requirements is primary school but majority of students have completed another education
Years/Hours:- 18 months
- 1900 hours
Degree:- - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Continuous education mandatory:- No
Name of regulated profession:- Fodterapeut
Schools:Find a school: https://www.fodterapeut.dk/

Recognition

Governemental recognition:- Under the Act on the authorization of health personnel and health care Ministry of Health operates a certification scheme for a number of health professionals.
- Podiatrist Is a protected title and all podiatrists are authorized by the government


Allowing foreign podiatrists- The ministry of Health grants professionals educated outside Denmark the right to practice as authorized podiatrist upand individual application.
- The application process and documentation requirements depends both on the country he/she is a citizen of, and the country where you are trained a podiatrist.
Applicable legislation- https://www.fodterapeut.dk/

What you need to know about podiatry in Denmark:

QuestionAnswer
Is there free access for patients?
- No free access for patients. Only by referral.
Does the podiatrist have prescription rights?
- No
Is the podiatrist is allowed to perform surgery?
- Soft tissue surgery
Can the podiatrist make and prescribe orthotics?
- Manufactures orthotics
Can the podiatrist use anaesthetics?
- No
Is the podiatry profession regulated? Is there a law protecting the title of podiatrist and describing the competences?
- Yes
How many podiatrists are active in Denmark?- +/- 4000
Is the FIP-IFP member association recognized by the government as a professional association?
- Yes
Is there a code of conduct/deontology?
- ...