Bachelor of Physiotherapy

4 Years Degree Course

Faculty

Faculty of Paramedical Sciences

Programme Type

Degree Course

Duration

4 Years

Eligibility

12th Standard

Overview of the Course

"Physiotherapy means a system which includes comprehensive examination, treatment, advice and instructions to any persons preparatory to or for the purpose of or in connection with movement/functional dysfunction, bodily malfunction, physical disorder, disability, healing and pain from trauma & disease, physical and mental conditions using physical agents, activities & devices including exercise, mobilization, manipulations, electrical & thermal agents and other electro therapeutics for prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, health promotion and fitness." This includes treatment preparation, planning, treatment delivery, clinical and rehabilitative care of the patient on a daily basis during treatment and immediate post treatment review. However, the role of the PT always encompasses the safe and accurate delivery of the physiotherapy treatment. As the physiotherapy professional in daily contact with the patient it also includes monitoring of daily improvement of the patient according to his/her condition. Furthermore the PTs liaise with all the other associated professionals in ensuring that the needs of the patient are met.

Physiotherapists assess, plan and implement rehabilitative programs that improve or restore human motor functions, maximize movement ability, relieve pain syndromes, and treat or prevent physical challenges associated with injuries, diseases and other impairments. They apply a broad range of physical therapies and techniques such as movement, ultrasound, heating, laser and other techniques. They may develop and implement programmes for screening and prevention of common physical ailments and disorders. Education of the Physiotherapist When developing any education programme it is necessary that programme planning should be outcome-based, meeting local and national manpower requirements, personal satisfaction and career potential for the professionals with supporting pathway in the development of the profession. One of the major changes is the shift from a focus based on traditional theoretical knowledge and skills to competency based education and training. Optimal education/training requires that the student is able to integrate knowledge, skills and attitude in order to perform a professional act adequately in a given situation. Thus, the following curriculum aims to focus on skills and competencies based approach for learning and are designed accordingly. The curriculum is prescriptive and is designed with an aim to standardize the content across the nation. Entry requirements The students entering the PT program should have completed the recognized secondary school studies as the qualification stipulated for physiotherapy course (degree) is 10+2 or equivalent examination with science subject from a recognized university or board which would provide the foundation for and prepare them for higher education studies. Course duration It is recommended that any program developed from this curriculum should have a minimum of the following duration to qualify as an entry level professional in physiotherapy - ï‚· 4 years and six months program (including six months of internship) - Bachelor’s degree level

Course Duration - 4 Years and 6 Months Internship

Career Prospects/ Job Opportunities

Scope of practice Physiotherapists plan and administer physiotherapy/ rehabilitation treatments independently and also being a part of the multidisciplinary team. The minimum education requirement is often a baccalaureate degree or postgraduate degrees in Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is an essential part of the health and community/welfare services delivery system. Physiotherapists practice independently of other health care/service providers and also within multidisciplinary rehabilitation/habilitation programmes to prevent, gain, maintain or restore optimal function and quality of life in individuals with loss and disorders of movement. Physiotherapists are guided by their own code of ethical principles. Thus, they may be concerned with any of the following purposes:

1. Promoting the health and well-being of individuals and the general public/society, emphasizing the importance of physical activity and exercise.

2. Preventing impairments, activity limitations, participatory restrictions and disabilities in individuals at risk of altered movement behaviors due to health or medically related factors, socio-economic stressors, environmental factors and lifestyle factors.

3. Providing interventions/treatment to restore integrity of body systems essential to movement, maximize function and recuperation, minimize incapacity, and enhance the quality of life, independent living and workability in individuals and groups of individuals with altered movement behaviors resulting from impairments, activity limitations, participatory restrictions and disabilities.

4. Modifying environmental, home and work access and barriers to ensure full participation in one’s normal and expected societal roles Physiotherapists may also contribute to the development of local, national and international health policies and public health strategies.

Physiotherapy is delivered in a variety of settings which allow it to achieve its purpose. Prevention, health promotion, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation take place in multiple settings that may include, but are not confined to, the following:

1. Community based rehabilitation programmes

2. Community settings including primary health care centres, individual homes, and field settings

3. Education and research centres

4. Fitness clubs, health clubs, gymnasia and spas

5. Hospices

6. Hospitals

7. Nursing homes

8. Occupational health centres

9. Out-patient clinics

10. Physiotherapist private offices, practices, clinics

11. Prisons

12. Public settings (e.g., shopping malls) for health promotion

13. Rehabilitation centres and residential homes

14. Schools, including pre-schools and special schools

15. Senior citizen centres

16. Sports centres/clubs

17. Workplaces/companies

Course Structure

Course NameCourse CodeCredit
ENGLISH I (BPT)BEL1012
BIOCHEMISTRY I (BPT)BPM1033
PSYCHOLOGY I & SOCIOLOGY I (BPT)BPT1012
BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOTION IBPT1023
HUMAN ANATOMY I (BPT1ST SEM)BPT1033
PHYSIOLOGY I (BPT IST SEM)BPT1043
BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOTION I (P)BPT1121
HUMAN ANATOMY I (P) (BPT1ST SEM)BPT1132
PHYSIOLOGY I (P) (BPT IST SEM)BPT1142
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
ENGLISH II (BPT 2ND SEM)BEL2011
BIOCHEMISTRY II (2ND SEM BPT)BPM2033
PSYCHOLOGY II & SOCIOLOGY II (2ND SEM BPT)BPT2012
BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOTION IIBPT2023
HUMAN ANATOMY II (BPT 2ND SEM)BPT2033
PHYSIOLOGY II (BPT 2ND SEM)BPT2043
BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOTION II (P)BPT2121
HUMAN ANATOMY II (P) (BPT 2ND SEM)BPT2132
PHYSIOLOGY II (P) (BPT2ND SEM)BPT2142
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
EXERCISE THERAPY IBPT3013
ELECTROTHERAPY IBPT3023
PHARMACOLOGY I (BPT)BPT3032
MICROBIOLOGY I & PATHOLOGY I (BPT)BPT3042
BIO-STATISTICS AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY I (BPT)BPT3052
EXERCISETHERAPY I (P)BPT3113
ELECTROTHERAPY I (P)BPT3123
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
EXERCISE THERAPY IIBPT4013
ELECTROTHERAPY IIBPT4023
PHARMACOLOGY IIBPT4032
MICROBIOLOGY II & PATHOLOGY IIBPT4042
BIOSTATISTICS AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IIBPT4052
EXERCISE THERAPY II (P)BPT4113
ELECTROTHERAPY II (P)BPT4123
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY IBPT5013
CLINICAL NEUROLOGY & NEUROSURGERY IBPT5023
GENERAL MEDICINE I (BPT)BPT5033
GENERAL SURGERY IBPT5043
COMMUNITY MEDICINE I (BPT)BPT5053
DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING FOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST IBPT5062
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
CLINICAL ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY IIBPT6013
CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY IIBPT6023
GENERAL MEDICINE IIBPT6032
GENERAL SURGERY IIBPT6043
COMMUNITY MEDICINE IIBPT6053
DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING FOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST IIBPT6062
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
PT IN ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS IBPT7012
PT IN NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS IBPT7022
PT IN CARDIOTHORACIC CONDITIONS AND GENERAL CONDITIONS IBPT7032
PT IN OBG AND GENERAL SURGERY IBPT7042
COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION IBPT7052
ALLIED THERAPEUTICS AND SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY IBPT7062
PT IN ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS I (P)BPT7112
PT IN NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS I (P)BPT7122
PT IN CARDIOTHORACIC CONDITIONS AND GENERAL CONDITIONSI (P)BPT7132
PT IN OBG AND GENERAL SURGERY I (P)BPT7141
COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION I (P)BPT7151
Course NameCourse CodeCredit
PT IN ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS IIBPT8012
PT IN NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS IIBPT8022
PT IN CARDIOTHORACIC CONDITIONS AND GENERAL CONDITIONS IIBPT8032
PT IN OBG AND GENERAL SURGERY IIBPT8042
COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION IIBPT8052
ALLIED THERAPUTICS AND SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY IIBPT8062
PT IN ORTHOPEDIC CONDITIONS II (P)BPT8112
PT IN NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS II (P)BPT8122
PT IN CARDIOTHORACIC CONDITIONS AND GENERAL CONDITIONS II (P)BPT8132
PT IN OBG AND GENERAL SURGERY II (P)BPT8141
COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION II (P)BPT8151

Achievements

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

1. The students of BPT second year attended the 4th international conference INCPT AIIMS – 2015 organized by Physiotherapy unit, Dr. B. R. A. IRCH AIIMS, New Delhi from 26th – 30th November 2015. The theme of the conference was PAIN, PALLIATION, and MOBILITY. The team of 25 students was led by Dr. Abhijit Dutta (PT), Associate professor cum HOD Dept. of physiotherapy, Assam down town University. Miss Kangana Goswami a student of BPT 2nd yr won the 3rd prize in poster presentation titled Ultrasound Therapy and its effects.

Dr. Abhijit Dutta (PT) presented a research paper in the scientific paper presentation category titled “To Study The Effect Of Scapular Mobilization Versus Mobilization With Movement To Reduce Pain And Improve Gleno-Humeral Range Of Motion In Adhesive Capsulitis Of Shoulder: A Comparative Study” co author Miss Lipika Boruah.

Dr. Abhijit Dutta (PT) was awarded with PHYSIOEXCELLENCE award as a certificate of recognition for his contribution to the field of Physiotherapy in the region at AIIMS, New Delhi.

2. Rukungyoi Phesao a student of BPT final year with his team Anupam Deka and Priyanka Paul of BPT final year bagged the Best Prize in the Best Model Competition category organized by the academic students board of IIT Guwahati at Indian Institute of Technology , Guwahati, Assam from 17th – 20th March 2016. The students were guided by faculty Dr.Pritam Deka , Assistant Prof. Dept of Physiotherapy

3. The outgoing batch of BPT attended the 13th State IAP conference at Kolkata, West Bengal and they bagged the 2nd prize in poster presentation the titled was Musculoskeletal problems due to hand held devices and treatment role played by Physiotherapy.

4. Dr. Abhijit Dutta (PT) Associate prof. HOD (I/C) , Dept. of Physiotherapy was awarded the SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION award in the field of physiotherapy at Agartala by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists, Agartala , Tripura. He also bagged the 3rd prize in senior paper presentation category titled “ A comparative study to find out the immediate effectiveness of movement with mobilization versus elbow orthosis on pain and grip strength in Lateral Epicondylitis in House wives”

5. Dr. Madhusmita Koch (PT) Assistant Prof. bagged the 3rd prize in senior paper presentation category titled “ To Study the Effect of Agility and Pertubation exercises versus Dynamic Reisitance Exercises to improve Knee function in Knee Osteoarthiritis: A Comparitive Study”

6. The students of BPT and MPT attended the 2nd Physioforced national conference at Tripura, Agartala organized by the The Indian Association of Physiotherapist, Tripura State branch where Shruti K Dutta and Upasana Bhuyan students of BPT third year bagged the 2nd prize in poster presentation titled “ Role of Physiotherapy in Intensive Care Unit”.

7. The students of BPT Adtu bagged the 1st prize and 2nd prize in junior and senior paper presentation category tiltled WALKING AIDS and EXERCISE PROGRAM at PHYSIOACADEMIA 2016 organised by the Dept.of Physiotherapy from March 17-19th 2016 at the University campus

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

1. The 2nd passed out batch of BPT attended the 2nd international conference INCPT AIIMS – 2013 organized by Physiotherapy unit, Dr. B. R. A. IRCH AIIMS, New Delhi from 12th -17th December 2013 where they bagged the 1st prize in cultural competition and became the overall champion.

2. The 3rd year batch of BPT attended the 13th State IAP conference at Kolkata, West Bengal organized by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists , West Bengal branch and they bagged First Prize in intercollegiate cultural competition.

3. The students of BPT second year attended the 4th international conference INCPT AIIMS – 2015 organized by Physiotherapy unit, Dr. B. R. A. IRCH AIIMS, New Delhi from 26th – 30th November 2015. The students bagged the 1st prize in solo singing category ( Miss Monjistha Bhuyan ) and 2nd prize in solo dancing category ( Mr. Simson Subba )

4. The Department of physiotherapy bagged 1st prize consecutively for two years 2015 and 2016 in the Science Exhibition at Assam down town University on the occasion of World Science Day.

5. The Students of Physiotherapy bagged the OVERALL CHAMPION prize in an event name PHYSIOFIESTA organized by ALL ASSAM PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION (AAPA) and INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, GUWAHATI BRANCH at Assam down town University in March 2015

6. The students of Physiotherapy BPT 3rd year bagged the 1st prize in Group Dance, 2nd prize in fashion Show and in solo dance (Lipika Boruah MPT), 3rd prize in over all champion at PICON 2015 ,ORISSA BHUBENESHAWAR

INNOVATION/PATENTS

Rukungyoi Phesao a student of BPT final year with his team Anupam Deka and Priyanka Paul of BPT final year bagged the Best Prize in the Best Model Competition category organized by the academic students board of IIT Guwahati at Indian Institute of Technology , Guwahati, Assam from 17th – 20th March 2016. The students were guided by faculty Dr.Pritam Deka , Assistant Prof. Dept of Physiotherapy. The model was a motorized dynamic splint for the rehabilitation of stroke patients. This model has been applied for patent approval.

Dr.Abhijit Dutta PT, HOD, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Assam down town University was honoured with Dr.MG Mokashi Award at Dr. MGM Physiocon 2018 a Ä°NTERNATÄ°ONAL Conference held at U SOSO THAM Auditorium, Shillong 2nd and 3rdth February 2018 where he represented Assam down town University with a scientific lecture presentation on Role of Physiotherapist on Burn Rehabilitation

He Was honoured by two eminent persons Shri P. W Ingty IAS additional Chief Secretary Govt of Meghalaya i/c Health and Family Welfare and by Dr.T. Wahlang Director of Health Services(MI) GOVT OF MEGHALAYA along with the organising chairman of the conference chairman Dr C K Senthil

Dr Dutta represented along with his students of Physiotherapy Dept where the students bagged First and Second prizes in scientific poster presentation and First and Second prizes in solo singing and dance competitions and bagged the BEST COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TROPHY

Various colleges from Bangalore, Gujarat, Udaipur, Hyderabad ,Nepal and Bhutan Participated.

Winners are

  • ASHA TEP, ABENLE TEP AND S.ZHULOZII KHASE from 6th semester BPT First position in scientific poster competition Topic- Peripheral Joint Mobilization
  • BASANTI REANG & CLARITY MARWEIN from 4tm semester BPT Second prize in in scientific poster competition Topic- Posture
  • JITUL DEKA from BPT 4th semester, First position in solo Dance Competetion category
  • KANKANA TALUKDAR from 4th semester , Second position in solo Dance competition
  • DEEPJYOTI from 4th semester BPT, First position in solo Singing competition
  • Larissa Dhar from MPT 4th semester, Second position in solo Singing Competetion

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