Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

BPT or Bachelor of Physiotherapy is a 4 year 6 months  undergraduate course, including compulsory 6 months of clinical internship. Physiotherapy involves the science of physical movement aimed at rehabilitation, prevention of diseases and disability.

Aims of Physiotherapy

  • Relieving and treating pains
  • Maintaining or improving of mobility of joints
  • Maintaining and increasing the strength of muscles
  • Re-educating muscles
  • Correction of posture
  • Preventing contracture and deformity
  • Healing of wound and ulcer etc
  • Maintain and improving coordination
  • To give advice related to physical work
  • Suggestion for general health of the body
  • Facilitating motor function
  • Facilitating normal
  • Increasing vital capacity to maintain general body function

AFFILIATION

Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Recognized by Government of Karnataka

DURATION

4 years, 6 months

ELIGIBILITY

Refer the admission section for more details

Scope for Bachelor of Physiotherapy

  • Higher studies: The completion of the bachelors’ degree course in physiotherapy opens up multiple avenues for further The undergraduate students are eligible for Masters in Physiotherapy in India abroad countries like UK, Australia and New Zealand. They are also eligible to do Doctorate in Physiotherapy in USA, India and other Countries. Apart from this students can also pursue studies in varied streams like MSc Anatomy, Physiology, Post Graduate diploma in sports sciences, Hospital Administration etc.
  • Job Prospects: In India first contact practice and referral practice is possible in The investment needed to set up a basic physiotherapy clinic is meager but has a very huge potential which would enable the professional to lead a successful life.
  • It has become a part and parcel of any hospital to have a full fledged physiotherapy department opening up many job vacancies both as clinical physiotherapists and as academic
  • As fitness nowadays is not a partial statement but a serious pursuit for many Instead of going for non professional and not scientific methods of training, people are aware that physiotherapist can give tailor made fitness programs to cater to their requirements.
  • The course conducted in this college is recognized by various international credentialing agencies, which makes the students considered competent to work in overseas Physiotherapists from India have already created a niche for themselves through quality services and academic excellence globally. There is tremendous opening for Indian therapist to work in developed nations like the USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Middle East countries.

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Year-wise Subjects

Year 1

Anatomy

  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Regional Anatomy:
    • Thorax:  CardioVascular System
    • Respiratory system
    • Abdomen
    • Pelvis
    • Endocrine glands
  • Musculo Skeletal Anatomy :
    • Anatomical positions of body, axes, planes, common anatomical terminologies
    • Connective tissue
    • Bones
    • Joints
    • Muscles
    • Upper Extremity
    • Lower Extremity
    • Trunk & Pelvis
    • Head and Neck
  • Neuro Anatomy:
    • The organisation of the Central Nervous system
    • Cranial nerves
    • Peripheral nervous system
    • Central Nervous system

Physiology

  • General Physiology 
  • Blood
  • Nerve Muscle Physiology
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Renal System
  • Endocrine System
  • Reproductive System
  • Special Senses
  • Nervous System

Biochemistry

  • Nutrition
  • Carbohydrate Chemistry
  • Lipid Chemistry
  • Amino-acid Chemistry
  • Enzymes
  • Nucleotide and Nucleic acid Chemistry
  • Digestion and Absorption
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Amino acid and Protein Metabolism
  • Vitamins
  • Mineral Metabolism
  • Cell Biology
  • Muscle Contraction
  • Biochemistry of Connective tissue
  • Hormone Action
  • Acid-Base balance
  • Water balance
  • Electrolyte balance
  • Clinical Biochemistry

Biomechanics

  • Basic Concepts in Biomechanics: Kinematics and Kinetics
  • Joint Structure and Function
  • Muscle structure and function
  • Biomechanics of the Thorax and Chest wall
  • The Tempero-mandibular Joint
  • Biomechanics of the vertebral column
  • Biomechanics of the peripheral joints
  • Analysis of Posture and Gait
  • Movement Analysis
  • Goniometry
  • Walking Aids

Psychology

  •  
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Growth and Development
  • Sensation, attention and perception
  • Motivation
  • Frustration and conflict
  • Emotions
  • Intelligence
  • Thinking
  • Learning
  • Personality
  • Social psychology

Sociology

  • Introduction
  • Social Factors in Health and disease situations
  • Socialization
  • Social Groups
  • Family
  • Community
  • Culture and Health
  • Social change
  • Social Problems of disabled
  • Social Security
  • Social worker

Year 2

Pathology

  • General Pathology:
    • Introduction to Pathology
    • Cell injuries
    • Inflammation and Repair
    • Immunopathology
    • Infectious diseases
    • Circulatory Disturbances
    • Growth Disturbances and Neoplasia
    • Nutritional Disorders
    • Genetic Disorders
  • Systemic pathology:
    • Hematology
    • Respiratory System
    • Cardiovascular Pathology
    • Alimentary tract
    • Hepato – biliary pathology
    • Lymphatic System
    • Musculoskeletal System
    • Endocrine pathology
    • Neuropathology
    • Dermatopathology

Microbiology

  • General Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Bacteriology
  • General Virology
  • Mycology
  • Clinical/Applied Microbiology

Pharmacology

  • General Pharmacology
  • Autonomic Nervous system
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Disorders of Movement
  • Inflammatory/Immune Diseases
  • Digestion and Metabolism
  • Geriatrics

Exercise Therapy

  • Introduction to Exercise Therapy
  • Methods of Testing:
    • Functional tests
    • Measurement of Joint range
    • Tests for neuromuscular efficiency
    • Tests for Co-ordination
  • Relaxation
  • Passive Movements
  • Active Movements
  • Specific exercise regimens
  • Physiology of muscle performance
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Suspension Therapy
  • Functional Re-education
  • Aerobic Exercise
  • Stretching
  • Manual Therapy & Peripheral Joint Mobilization
  • Balance
  • Co-ordination Exercise
  • Posture
  • Walking Aids
  • Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Individual and Group Exercises
  • Introduction to Yoga

Electrotherapy

  • Introductory Physics:
    • Electricity
    • Static electricity
    • Current Electricity
    • Magnetism
    • Valves, transformers
    • Ionization
  • Therapeutic Electricity:
    Low-frequency Currents:
    • Basic types of current
    • Types of Current used in Therapeutics
    • Faradic Current
    • Galvanic Current
    • Sinusoidal Current & Diadynamic Current
    • HVPGS
    • Ionization / Iontophoresis
    • Cathodal / Anodal galvanism
    • Micro Current & Macro Current
    • Types of Electrical Stimulators
    • Principles of Application
    • Nerve Muscle Physiology
    • TENS
    • Pain
  • Electro-diagnosis:
    • FG Test
    • SD Curve
    • Nerve conduction velocity studies
    • EMG
    • Bio-feedback
  • Medium Frequency:
    • Interferential Therapy
    • Russian Current
    • Rebox type Current
  • Thermo & Actinotherapy (High-Frequency Currents):
    • Electro-Magnetic Spectrum
    • SWD
    • Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Energy
    • MicroWave Diathermy
    • Ultrasound
    • IRR
    • UVR
    • LASER
  • Superficial heating Modalities:
    • Wax Therapy
    • Contrast Bath
    • Moist Heat Therapy
    • Cyclotherm
    • Fluidotherapy
    • Whirl Pool Bath
    • Magnetic Stimulation
    • Cryotherapy

Year 3

General Medicine

  • Infection 
  • Poisoning
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Endocrine diseases
  • Diseases of the blood
  • Diseases of the digestive system
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Diseases of the Skin
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatric Disorders

General Surgery

  • Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base disturbances
  • Reasons for Surgery
  • Thoracic Trauma situations
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Disorders of the Chest Wall, Lung and Mediastinum
  • Disorders of the Heart
  • Thoracic surgeries
  • Diseases of the Arteries and Veins
  • Common operations
  • Burn
  • Women’s Health
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology

Orthopedics & Traumatology

  • Introduction
  • Traumatology
  • Fractures and Dislocations of Upper Limb
  • Fracture of Spine
  • Fractures and Dislocations of Lower Limb
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Hand Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Deformities
  • The disease of Bones and Joints
  • inflammatory and Degenerative Conditions
  • Syndromes
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Cervical and Lumbar Pathology
  • Orthopaedic Surgeries
  • Regional Conditions

Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy

  • PT assessment for Orthopedic conditions 
  • Fractures
  • Specific fractures and dislocations
  • Selection and application of physiotherapeutic techniques, maneuver’s
  • Schools of thought in manual therapy
  • Degenerative and Inflammatory conditions
  • Infective conditions
  • Postural abnormalities of spinal column
  • Deformities
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Leprosy
  • Amputations
  • Spinal conditions
  • Spinal traction
  • Osteoporosis
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Shoulder joint
  • Elbow and forearm
  • Wrist and Hand
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle and foot
  • Introduction to Bio-Engineering
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Applied Yoga in orthopaedic conditions

Cardio-Respiratory & General Physiotherapy

  • Anatomical and Physiological differences between the Adult and Pediatric lung 
  • Bedside assessment of the patient -Adult & Pediatric
  • Investigations and tests
  • Physiotherapy techniques  to  increase lung volume  
  • Physiotherapy techniques to decrease the work of breathing
  • Physiotherapy techniques to clear secretions
  • Drug therapy
  • Management of wound ulcers
  • Physiotherapy in dermatology
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy in Obstructive lung conditions 
  • Physiotherapy in Restrictive lung conditions 
  • Management of breathlessness
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation 
  • Physiotherapy following Lung surgeries
  • Respiratory failure – Oxygen Therapy and Mechanical Ventilation 
  • Introduction to ICU
  • Burns management
  • Physiotherapy management following cardiac surgeries
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy management following PVD
  • Abdominal Surgeries
  • Management of Amputations following Diabetes, PVD
  • Prosthesis in amputations of lower limbs following ulcers and gangrenes
  • Physiotherapy intervention in the management of Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology Cases
  • Home program and education of family members in patient care
  • Physiotherapy in Obstetrics
  • Treatment, Response to exercise and Implications of Physiotherapy in the following disease conditions
  • Health Fitness and Promotion
  • Applied Yoga in Cardio-respiratory conditions

 

 

Year 4

Neurology & Neurosurgery

  • Disorders of function in the context of Pathophysiology, Anatomy in Neurology and Cortical Mapping.
  • Classification of neurological involvement depending on the level of the lesion
  • Neurological assessment
  • Investigations
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Deafness, vertigo, and imbalance
  • Lower cranial nerve paralysis
  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Head injury
  • Higher cortical, neuropsychological and neurobehavioral disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Cerebellar and coordination disorders
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Brain tumours and spinal tumours
  • Infections of the brain and spinal cord
  • Motor neuron diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Disorders of the neuromuscular junction
  • Muscle diseases
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Focal peripheral neuropathy
  • Paediatric neurology
  • Toxic, metabolic and environmental disorders
  • Neuro surgeries

Neuro- Physiotherapy

  • Neurological Assessment
  • Neuro physiological Techniques
  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Evaluation and Management of Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Evaluation and Management of Cerebellar, Spinal Cord and Muscle Disorders
  • Evaluation and Management of Peripheral Nerve Injuries and Disorders
  • Assessment and management of Neurological gaits
  • Pre and Post-surgical assessment and treatment for Neuro conditions
  • Applied Yoga in Neurological conditions

Community Medicine

  • Health and Disease
  • Epidemiology, definition and scope
  • Screening for Disease
  • Epidemiology of communicable disease
  • Public health administration
  • Health programmes in India
  • Demography and Family Planning
  • Preventive Medicine in Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Geriatrics
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Environment and Health
  • Hospital waste management
  • Disaster Management
  • Occupational Health
  • Mental Health
  • Health Education

Community Physiotherapy

    • Rehabilitation
    • Community
    • Introduction to Community Based Rehabilitation
    • Principles of Community based Rehabilitation
    • Planning and management of CBR Programmes
    • Disability
    • Disability Evaluation
    • Role of Government in CBR
    • Role of Social work in CBR
    • Role of Voluntary Organizations in CBR
    • National District Level Rehabilitation Programme
    • Role of Physiotherapy in CBR
    • Screening and rehabilitation of paediatric disorders in the community
    • Extension services and mobile units
    • Vocational training in rehabilitation
    • Prevention- physiotherapy role:
    • Geriatrics
    • Industrial Health & Ergonomics
    • Lifestyle disorders

Research  Methodology & Biostatistics

  • Research Methodology:
    • Introduction
    • Research problem
    • Research design
    • Sampling Design
    • Measurement & scaling techniques
    • Methods of data collection
    • Sampling
    • Processing & analysis of data
    • Testing of hypothesis
    • Computer technology
  • Biostatistics:
    • Introduction
    • Tabulation of Data
    • The measure of Central Tendency
    • Probability and Standard Distributions
    • Sampling techniques
    • Analysis of variance & covariance
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