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Switzerland (GE) – Information

Schweizerischer Podologen-Verband (SPV)

Contactinformation:

Address: Bahnhofstrasse 7b, CH-6210 Sursee, Switzerland
Tel/Fax: (41) 41 926 07 61
Email: sekretariat@podologie.ch
Web: http://www.podologie.swiss/

SPV President: …

History:

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Education

Education Process- 3 years:
- 1 day a week at school
- 4 days a week in practice
Years/Hours:- 3 years for the secondary level
- 3600 additional hours to obtain the Diploma of Higher Education (90 ECTS)
Degree:- Secondary level for the first part of the formation
- Then Tertiary level
Continuous education mandatory:
Schools:Find a school: http://www.podologie.swiss/

Recognition

Governemental recognition:
Allowing foreign podiatrists-Under condition examined by the Swiss Red Cross, organism mandated by the Conferederation, the SERI (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation)
Applicable legislation- http://www.podologie.swiss/

What you need to know about podiatry in Switzerland:

 

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 and 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 Switzerland (GE)?
1000
Is the FIP-IFP member association recognized by the government as a professional association?
No
Is there a code of conduct/deontology?
Yes, self-regulated within the association