Course Offered

Scope of Physiotherapy & career prospects:

Physical therapy, one of the fastest growing allied health areas of medicine, is the system of treatment of disease and disability using physical exercises, electrotherapeutic modalities and manual therapy techniques with referral and first contact clinical practice. It is the most important rehabilitative service needed in a community and a vital therapeutic supplement of the medical profession integral to the treatment of most patients.Physiotherapists are as essential as doctors in helping to recover and rehabilitate a patient. They must have a thorough knowledge of the human anatomy and the way the bones, muscles and nerves move. Physiotherapists treat a wide range of ailments, so specialization is possible in areas such as Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Orthopaedics, Sports Physical Therapy, Neurology, Clinical Electro Physiology, Cardiopulmonary Therapy, Hand Rehab, Biomechanics, Manual Therapy and Ergonomics.Physiotherapists have a wide range of scope in India as well as in abroad. Physiotherapists are appointed in government hospitals, corporate hospitals, primary health centres, educational institutions, research centers, community centers and in sports teams. The job of a physiotherapist, which is preventive, restorative and rehabilitative, is challenging but lucrative at the same time.

Affilation & Recognitions:

The college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bangalore and a member of Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), which is a member of world confederation of Physical Therapists (WCPT).

Courses Offered:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

Durationof the course & Medium of Instruction:

4 years and 6 months of compulsory rotatory internship & English

Eligibility:

The candidates who have passed the two year Pre-University Examination (Class XII or 10+2) by the Pre-University Education Board, Karnataka or any other Board considered equivalent thereto by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore with a minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ST and Category I) marks in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology are eligible for admission provided they have completed 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission. Karnataka Domicile Candidates: 40% of the aggregate marks in the PCB (35% of SC/ST & OBC applicants).Candidates who have completed Pre-university course with Vocational Physiotherapy as their optional subject are eligible for admission to BPT course.

BPT Lateral Entry:

(2years course). The candidates who have completed DPT course conducted by paramedical board are eligible for admission to BPT course in lateral entry.

Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

Course offered:  Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

Duration of the Course:   2 Years

Eligibility: 

The candidates who have passed full time B.Sc. (PT) or BPT degree with the duration of study of 3½ or 4 years from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences or from any other University in India or abroad considered equivalent with not less than 50% of marks are eligible for admission. The candidate must have also completed   6 months of compulsory rotator y internship.

Course Contents:

Subjects

  1. Principles of Physiotherapy Practice
  2. Research Methodology and Biostatistics
  3. Biomechanics
  4. Exercise Physiology
  5. Electrophysiology
  6. Physical and Functional Diagnosis
  7. Physiotherapeutic

ELECTIVES

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sports
  • Neurological and Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Cardio-Respiratory Disorders
  • Community Rehabilitation
  • Paediatrics

PhD in Physiotherapy:

Durationof the course & Medium of Instruction:

Part Time – 5 years & English
Full Time – 3 years & English

Eligibility:

The Candidates with a PG degree in Physiotherapy i.e., MPT degree awarded by this University or a Master’s degree considered as equivalent by RGUHS are eligible for enrollment to Ph.D course in Physiotherapy under Medical faculty.

Specialties:

Oncological physiotherapy
Orthopedic and sports physiotherapy
Pediatric Physiotherapy

Course Contents:

First year BPT (Duration 0 -12 months)

  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Biomechanics
  5. Psychology
  6. Sociology
  7. English
  8. Kannada
  9. Basic Nursing
  10. Orientation to Physiotherapy
  11. Integrated Seminars/PBL sessions

Second year BPT (Duration 13-24 months)

  1. Pathology
  2. Microbiology
  3. Pharmacology
  4. Exercise Therapy
  5. Electro Therapy
  6. Research Methodology & Biostatistics
  7. First Aid & CPR
  8. Constitution of India
  9. Introduction to Treatment
  10. Clinical Observation Posting

Third year BPT (Duration 13-24 months)

  1. General Medicine
  2. General Surgery
  3. Orthopaedics & Traumatology
  4. Orthopaedics & Sports Physiotherapy
  5. Cardio- Respiratory & Gneral Physiotherapy
  6. Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training
  7. Allied Therapies

Fourth year BPT (Duration 13-24 months)

  1. Neurology & Neurosurgery
  2. Community Medicine
  3. Neuro- Physiotherapy
  4. Community Based Rehabilitation
  5. Supervised Rotator Clinical Training
  6. Ethics, Administration and Supervision
  7. Evidence Based Physiotherapy Practice
  8. Project Work