Physiotherapy is a health care profession which assists people to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being. The terms "physiotherapy" and "physical therapy" mean the same thing and are used interchangeably, as are the terms “physiotherapist” and “physical therapist”.
This undergraduate course in Physiotherapy (BPT) aims to impart in depth knowledge and skill to a student to become competent in the techniques and develop the proper attitude required for the independent and autonomous practice of Physiotherapy.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree program is a four-year program with an additional six months of compulsory rotating internship. The professional degree program consists of classroom lectures, practical and laboratory demonstrations, bed side clinics, self-directed academic activities and clinical postings.
In the first year theoretical and practical basis of fundamental health care subjects such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, human biomechanics and kinesiology, psychology and sociology are learnt.
In the second year, the students learn the disease processes through pathology and microbiology, apart from pharmacology and the theoretical and practical basis of exercise therapy and electrotherapy. The students will also be posted on rotating basis in various departments of the hospitals for clinical observation so as to gain an insight into various areas of functioning of a health care institution.
During the third year the students will be trained in the theoretical, practical and clinical basis of physiotherapy assessment and treatment of various clinical conditions in cardio respiratory medicine and surgery, general medicine and surgery, pediatrics, women’s health, burns and skin diseases, intensive care units and community medicine. They will also be posted on a rotating basis in the above-mentioned departments for gaining hands on experience in assessing and treating patients.
During the fourth year the students will be trained in the theoretical, practical and clinical basis of physiotherapy assessment and treatment of various clinical conditions in orthopedics and trauma, rheumatology, sports medicine, neurology and neurosurgery and community health. They will also be posted on a rotating basis in the above-mentioned departments for gaining hands on experience in assessing and treating.
A physiotherapy student has an option to pursue higher education after BPT and can also specialize in the field of physiotherapy. BPT graduates are also eligible for courses like hospital administration, business management, public health management & various other postgraduate programs.
Master of Physiotherapy (M.P.T) :- 2 Yrs
Ph.D In Physiotherapy