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Malta – Information

The Association of Podiatrists of Malta

Contactinformation:

Address: P.O. Box 76, Marsa, Malta
Tel/Fax:
Email: info@podiatry.org.mt
Web: www.podiatry.org.mt

President: Ivan Farrugia

History:

The Podiatry profession in Malta is a relatively new field of health care with the first graduates in this field only becoming state registered in the late 1980’s.
Since then, thirteen committees have been elected year after year during the AGM and in time the association kept on embarking onto ambitious projects while expanding the interests of Podiatrists and the profession in Malta. More information

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Education

Education Process- PhD program
Years/Hours:- 4 years
- 240 ECTS
Degree:- Bachelor
- Master
Continuous education mandatory:- No
Name of regulated profession:- Podjatrist
Schools:Find a school: www.podiatry.org.mt or here: http://enpodhe.com/partners

Recognition

Governemental recognition:- Registration is necessary
Allowing foreign podiatrists- If qualification is the same level as Malta, it is possible
Applicable legislation- http://www.podiatry.org.mt

What you need to know about podiatry in Malta:

QuestionAnswer
Is there free access for patients?
- All patients
Does the podiatrist have prescription rights?
- No
Is the podiatrist is allowed to perform surgery?
- No
Can the podiatrist make and prescribe orthotics?
- Prescribes orthotics
Can the podiatrist use anaesthetics?
- Yes, local anaesthetics
Is the podiatry profession regulated? Is there a law protecting the title of podiatrist and describing the competences?
- Yes, by the national health law. CPCM council for profession e medicine
How many podiatrists are active in Malta?
- 100
Is the FIP-IFP member association recognized by the government as a professional association?
- Yes
Is there a code of conduct/deontology?
- Yes, available online.