DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

Overview

The Department of Physiotherapy is a wing of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences & basic sciences at SDUAHER offering a Bachelor of Physiotherapy program in the Kolar district. The BPT program started in the department of physiotherapy in the academic year 2016-17 and has grown steadily to what it is today. 40 students are admitted to the B.P.T course every year.  The programs prepare the students for services across the continuum of care from acute medicine to chronic care; and from primary to tertiary care within health, education, and social services settings. The department is committed to teaching, clinical practice, and research. The primary focus of our work is in the area of assessment, treatment, and prevention of physical dysfunction, and in the promotion of health for people of all ages. We are proud of the innovation and excellence inculcated progressively in Physiotherapy education and research. We are one of the few teaching departments/colleges in the state and country to provide a choice-based credit system with tailor-made courses for students and practitioners where they are trained holistically and multi-dimensionally as competent professionals with human values.

HOD’s Note

I am delighted to welcome you to our website and invite you to explore the wealth of information that we have made available. We are one of the few teaching departments/colleges in the state and country to provide a choice-based credit system with tailor-made courses for students and practitioners where they are trained holistically and multi-dimensionally as competent professionals with human values. Apart from core curriculum & clinical training, conferences, hand-on workshops, outreach programs such as Physiotherapy camps in the rural areas serving the poor and weaker sections of the society, and awareness programs for society gives the required exposure to the students.

Vision

Global excellence in physiotherapy education, health care and research performance

Mission

  •  Providing outstanding learning environment for Physiotherapy education to enhance quality of life, health, fitness and mobility related to human movement.
  • Educate for client-centered, evidence-informed, inter-professional practice.
  • Produce competent and caring physiotherapist through excellent teaching,     Patient care and innovative therapy research.
  • Educate and train in advanced Physiotherapy practice for future and current Physiotherapist.
  • Contribute to community health care, mobility enhancement and disability Prevention.
  • Promote leadership in physiotherapy management.

Objectives

• Physiotherapy Skills and Knowledge: To have competence in physiotherapy practice and advanced skills in patient care.
• Patient Care: To practice and apply effective treatment techniques for the Health disorders in general population and to promote wellness and mobility.
• Communication Skills: To have an effective communication skill with an Interprofessional healthcare team and patient caregivers.
• Ethics: Physiotherapy professionals and students should demonstrate the Highest ethical values, integrity and professional values with transference and Accountability.
• Expand Research: Ensure continuous progress in searching of innovation and Excellence in research.
• Social and Environmental Interest: Every physiotherapy professional and Students should develop their full potential to contribute services towards Community, society and environment as a whole.

Key Features

The department of physiotherapy committed to serving the community who are all in need. The physiotherapy services are extended to the community level, beyond the campus through outreach activities. The geriatric population who are all residing in the old age home and NGO are treated with physiotherapy interventions with care to improve mobility, independence, and community engagement. The physiotherapy department also extended the services to the Kolar community for the special children who are physically challenged and resides in the NGO in and around Kolar.

Programs

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T)

    A 4 and half year (B.P.T) Bachelor of Physiotherapy course includes four years course period (eight semesters) and a minimum of six months of rotatory Internship. It is a multidisciplinary program focussing on core subjects like Biomechanics, Exercise Therapy, Electrotherapy, PT Cardio, Exercise Physiology, PT Ortho & Sports, PT Neuro, and Community Based Rehab. The program also focuses on a number of basic and clinical medical subjects like anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, research, general medicine, general surgery, pharmacology, neurology, pediatrics, women’s health & community medicine that provide a foundation for understanding the bases for physiotherapy. This is a graduate-level course supported by classroom lectures, demonstrations, seminars, workshops, journal clubs, and clinical conferences. The program consists of 4 years of both theoretical and clinical work followed by six months of internship.  The clinical internship is exclusively for clinical work at the parent institution.

    Eligibility Criteria

    •    Candidates who have completed 17 years of age are eligible to apply.
    •    The candidate must have passed 10+2, A-Level, IB, American 12th Grade or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, English, and Biology individually.
    •    The candidate should secure a minimum of 45% marks together (aggregate) in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology for the general category.
    •    The minimum marks for the purpose of eligibility shall be forty percent (40% aggregate in PCB) in optional subjects in case of students belonging to SC/ST and OBC students from Karnataka or as decided by the Government of Karnataka. Provided further that, the student shall have studied and passed English as one of the subjects.

    •    The candidate should have passed both years (11th & 12th grade) in the higher secondary examination in the respective board wherever it applies.

Eligibility

  • The candidate must have passed 10+2, A-Level, IB, American 12th Grade or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, English, and Biology individually.
  • The candidate should secure a minimum of 45% marks together (aggregate) in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology for the general category.
  • The minimum marks for the purpose of eligibility shall be forty percent (40% aggregate in PCB) in optional subjects in the case of students belonging to SC/ST and OBC students from Karnataka or as decided by the Government of Karnataka. Provided further that, the student shall have studied and passed English as one of the subjects.
  • Candidates with regular three years diploma in Physiotherapy (DPT) course with compulsory 6-months rotatory internship from state/central/foreign recognized board.

DURATION OF THE COURSE:

The total duration of the course shall be Four and half years which includes four years course period (eight semesters) and a minimum of six months of rotatory Internship.

Awards & Honours

Name of the faculty and Designation Name of the Award Awarding agency MONTH AND YEAR
Dr. Ramesh Kumar Jeyaraman DISTINGISED ACADMEICIAN AWARD The Indian association of physiotherapists (National professional association) Mar-20
Dr. Ramesh Kumar Jeyaraman BEST TEACHER AWARD The Indian association of physiotherapists, Salem Sep-18
Dr. Ramesh Kumar Jeyaraman ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD Bangalore physiotherapist network, Bangalore Jul-18
Dr. Sarulatha.PT SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AWARD The Indian association of physiotherapists (National professional association) Mar-20
Dr. Naveen Kumar I. PT YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD The Indian association of physiotherapists (National professional association) Mar-20

Program Education Objective & Program Outcome

    Sl no Program Year Semester Semester
    1. First-year 1st  semester – core subjects 2nd semester – core subjects
    1. Anatomy 1.       Biomechanics
    2.Physiology 2.       Biochemistry
      3.       Psychology & sociology
    2. Second-year 3rd semester – core subjects 4th  semester – core subjects
    1.       Microbiology and pathology 1.       Pharmacology
    2.       Exercise therapy 2.       Electrotherapy
    3.       Research methodology and Bio-statistics 3.       General medicine & cardio-respiratory conditions
      4.       General surgery & cardiothoracic conditions
    3. Third-year 5th semester – core subjects 6th  semester – core subjects
    1.       Clinical orthopedics, traumatology & Rheumatology 1.       Physiotherapy in musculoskeletal conditions and rheumatology
    2.       Physiotherapy in cardiorespiratory conditions & general conditions 2.       Physiotherapy in sports and advanced mobilizations
    3.       Exercise physiology, health & fitness 3.       Women’s health and geriatrics
    4. Fourth-year 7th semester 8th semester
    1.Clinical neurology & neurosurgery 1.       Community Medicine
    2.       Physiotherapy in neurological conditions 2.       Community & Geriatric Physiotherapy
    3.       Physiotherapy in Women’s Health & Pediatrics 3.       Prosthetics & Orthotics
    5 5th year  
    6-month compulsory rotatory internship
    PEO Description
    PEO 1 Technical Knowledge and Skill: To educate students with the understanding of Physiotherapy, and to

     

    build a foundation for theories and practices in the areas of Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise

    therapy, Electrotherapy, Orthopedics, Neurology, Cardiopulmonary, Sports, Research and to develop

    students’ design skills through Good Laboratory Practice.

    PEO 2 Higher Studies and Life-long Learning: To provide students with sufficient breadth and depth in

     

    Physiotherapy and related areas. To keep up the high standards, value the recent research, and apply the

    best available evidence to their everyday practice, and to enable for higher studies and lifelong

    learning programs.

    PEO 3 Societal Context, Ethics, and Communication Skills: To make the students think of technical solutions for

     

    social needs improving living quality with ethical responsibilities in Industry/Government

    organizations, and to develop students’ communication skills to undertake professional responsibilities &

    a multidisciplinary team works.

    PO Graduate Attributes PROGRAM OUTCOMES IN DETAILS
    PO-1 Basic and Clinical Science Knowledge Integrate concepts from the basic sciences, behavioural science, and

     

    clinical sciences into Physiotherapy services.

    PO-2 Physiotherapy Knowledge Integrate the basic and clinical science knowledge in relevant

     

    Physiotherapy therapeutics applications.

    PO-3 Problem Analysis Complete a comprehensive examination/re-examination and

     

    interpret the examination data/ clinical findings to determine a

    Physiotherapy diagnosis and prognosis.

    PO-4 Plan & Development i\Interventions Collect and critically evaluate data with clinical reasoning to apply

     

    in the delivery of care, practice management with the theoretical

    and scientific basis for the promotion and enhancement of the

    mobility, health, and well-being of the clients.

    PO-5 Physiotherapy & Community Provide services and information related to health promotion,

     

    fitness, wellness, health risks, and disease prevention within the

    scope of Physiotherapy practice.

    PO-6 Research Demonstrate research-related skills in the application of the

     

    best practice evidence in the delivery of Physiotherapy services

    along with interdisciplinary approach.

    PO-7 Ethics & Professionalism Exhibit professional conduct and behaviours that are consistent

     

    with the legal and ethical practice of Physiotherapy.

    PO-8 Communication Demonstrate compassion, caring, integrity, and respect in all

     

    interactions with patients, family members, and health

    care providers.

    PO-9 Individual & Team Work Collaborate with patients, caregivers, and other health care

     

    providers to develop and implement an evidence-based holistic

    plan of care.

Regualtions

BPT course regulations:

  1. Course Duration:
  • 4 years and 6 months of compulsory internship
  1. Course pattern:
  •  Semester system (8 semesters) and 6 months internship
  1. Eligibility criteria
  • Candidates who have completed 17 years of age and must have passed 10+2, A Level, IB, American 12th Grade or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, English, and Biology individually.
  • The candidate should secure minimum of 45% of marks together (aggregate) in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology for general category.
  • The minimum marks for the purpose of eligibility shall be forty percent (40% aggregate in PCB) in optional subjects in case of students belonging to SC/ST and OBC students from Karnataka or as decided by the Government of Karnataka. Provided further that, the student shall have studied and passed English as one of the subjects.
  • The candidate should have passed both years (11th & 12th grade) in the higher secondary examination in the respective board wherever it applies.

OR

  • Shall have passed two years Pre University examination conducted by the pre-University board of Karnataka state, with English as one of the subject and physics, chemistry, and biology as optional subjects.

OR

  • Shall have passed any other examination conducted by Boards/councils/intermediate examination established by state Government/central Government and recognized as equivalent to two year pre University examination by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with English as one of the subjects and physics, chemistry and biology as optional subjects and the candidate shall have passed subjects of English, physics, chemistry and biology individually.

OR

  • Shall have passed an intermediate examination in science of an Indian university/ Boards/council or other recognized examining bodies with physics, chemistry, and biology which shall include a practical test in these subjects and also English as a compulsory The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, physics, chemistry, and biology individually.

OR

  • Candidates with regular three years diploma in physiotherapy (DPT) course with compulsory 6-month rotatory internship from state/central/foreign recognized board.

Faculty

Dr RAMESH KUMAR J

Mrs. SARULATHA H

Dr. SENTHIL KUMAR

Mr. SARAVANAN J REDDY

Ms. SNEHA L JOY