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Bachelor of Physiotherapy

ABOUT THE COURSE:

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy is a four-year full time academic program with semester pattern of examinations. After passing the fourth year of education, the student will undergoes a six months period of compulsory rotatory internship in various clinical departments.

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

Admission to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme in any year will be based on the results of Srinivas University Entrance Test (SUET) held that year.

DURATION OF THE COURSE:

The duration of study fortheBachelorofPhysiotherapycourseshallextendoveraperiodoffourand half years. This comprises of VIII semesters and six months of compulsory internship.

ELIGIBILITY:

a) CRITERIA

A Candidate for admission to B.P.T degree course must have passed the High Secondary/PUC Examination with the following subjects:Physics,Chemistry and Biology.

Candidate must have scored not less than 45% of marks in all above mentioned subjects in order to appear for the university entrance exam.

b) AGELIMIT FORADMISSION

Candidates seeking admission for B.P.T must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the admission year.

c) ELIGIBILITYCERTIFICATE

Candidate swho have pass edany qualifying exmination othert han Higher Secondary/PUC examination conducted by Government of Karnataka shall obtainan eligibility certificate from the university by remitting the prescribed feeal ong with application form

d) CUTOFFDATESFORADMISSION

i) The candidates admitted from 1st July to 31st July of the Academic year shall be allowed to take their first semester examinations after fulfillment of the regulations in the month of November of that Academic year.

ii) The candidates admitted from 1st August to 30th November of the academic year shall be registered to take up their first semester examinations only in the month of April of the next year after fulfillment of the regulations concerned.

COURSE CONTENT:

 SEMESTER I

Sl. No Code Title of Course Hours per Week (Theory) Hours per week (Practical) Exam duration (Hrs) Marks
M.M(Theory) IA M.M(Practical) IA
1) SUPT-111 Psychology and Sociology 08 —– 3 hrs 80 20 —–
2) SUPT-112 English part-I 04 —– 1 hr 30 mins 40 10 —– —-
3) Non Semester papers Kannada 02 —– —– —-   —– —-
4) Non Semester papers First Aid 02 —– —– —- —- —- —-

SEMESTERII 

Sl. No. Code Titleof Course Hourper week (Theory) HourPerweek (Practical) Exam Duration (Hrs) Marks
M.(Theory) IA VivaVoce M.(Practical) IA
1) SUPT-113 Human Anatomy 05 03 03 100 20 30 40 10
2) SUPT-114 Human Physiology 05 03 03 100 20 30 40 10
3) SUPT-115 English Part-II 04 —- 1 hrs 30 mins 40 10

SEMESTER III     

Sl. No Code Title of course Hourper week (Theory) Hourper week (Practical) Exam Duration  Hrs  Max Marks IA VivaVoce M.(Practical) IA
1) SUPT-211 Pathology and Microbiology 08 03 80 20
2) SUPT-212 Pharmacology 05 03 80 20 —-
3) SUPT-213 Bio-Chemistry 05 03 80 20

SEMESTER IV

Sl. No. Code Title of Course Hourper week (Theory) Hours Per week (Practical) Exam Duration (Hrs) Marks
M.(Theory) IA VivaVoce M.(Practical) IA
1) SUPT-221 Bio Mechanics 06 02 03 100 20 30 40 10
2) SUPT-222 Exercise Therapy 06 02 03 100 20 30 40 10
3) SUPT-223 Electro Therapy 06 02 03 100 20 30 40 10
SEMESTER V 
Sl. No. Code Title of Course Hoursper week (Theory) Hours per week(Practical) Exam Duration(Hrs) Marks
M.M (Theory) IA VivaVoce M.M (Practical) IA
1) SUPT-311 General Medicine 03 —- 03 80 20 —- —-
2) SUPT-312 General Surgery 03 —- 03 80 20 —- —–
3) SUPT-313 Paediatrics and OBG 02 —- 03 80 20 —- —–
4) SUPT-314 Massage& Yoga 03 02 —- —–

 SEMESTER VI 

Sl.No. Code Title of Course Hours per week (Theory) Hours per week (Practical) Exam Duration (Hrs) Marks
M.M (Theory) IA VivaVoce M.(Practical) IA
1) SUPT-315 Clinical Orthopaedics 06 03 80 20
2) SUPT-316 Clinical Neurology 06 03 80 20
3) SUPT-317 Community Medicine 04 03 80 20
4) SUPT-318 Exercise Physiology 04 03 80 20

 SEMESTER VII

Sl.No. Code Title of Course Hourper week (Theory) Hourperweek (Practical) Exam Duration(Hrs) Marks
M.(Theory) IA VivaVoce M.(Practical) IA
1) SUPT-411 CommunityBased Rehabilitation 07 03 03 100 30 20 40 10
2) SUPT-412 Research Methodology & Evidence Based Practice 03 —– 03 80 20 —–
3) SUPT-413 Ethics & Teaching Skills 02 —– 03 80 20 —–

 SEMESTER VIII

Sl.No Code Title of Course Hours per Week (Theory) Hours per week (Practical) Exam Duration (Hrs) Marks
M.(Theory) IA VivaVoce M.(Practical) IA
1) SUPT-414 PT in Neurological Conditions 05 03 03 100 30 20 40 10
2) SUPT-415 PT for Orthopaedics & Sports Injuries 05 03 03 100 30 20 40 10
3) SUPT-416 PT for Respiratory conditions 05 03 03 100 30 20 40 10

SCOPE OF THE COURSE:

A career in Physiotherapy can lead to a variety of interesting and challenging jobs in the health care system. Physiotherapists can specialize in the areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, neurology, cardio respiratory, and orthopedics. Physiotherapists can also obtain a doctorate degree and become involved in research. Physiotherapists that demonstrate a high level of skill, knowledge and competence in their work may find many opportunities for growth, such as moving into supervisory or management positions, teaching positions, or they may decide to open their own, independent physiotherapy clinic or service.Today there are only around 5,000 qualified Physiotherapists in India but, it is estimated that one physiotherapist is required for every 10,000 people, and the demand for trained professionals is only growing with time.The Physiotherapist mainly works in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and private practices. They also work in nursing homes, industrial health units, schools, sports clubs or clinics, the armed forces and universities.Physiotherapists are required in each department of a hospital, be it ICU or geriatrics, and they can also choose to work independently or be part of a multidisciplinary team.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Extraordinary infrastructure with state of art laboratories, ultramodern therapeutic clinics, well established research labs supported with well illuminated and ventilated class rooms with audio-visual equipment.
  • Facilities for indoor and outdoor games, ultra-modern gym, hostels with homely food and environment for boys and girls.
  • Well qualified and highly experienced faculty and fully Wi-Fi enabled campus with Free internet facility for students to have up to date knowledge.
  • Srinivas College of Physiotherapy extends its rehabilitation camps to rural, remote and interior areas of Dakshina Kannada district to provide rehabilitation services.
  • Community clinical services to old age homes and integrated schools in Mangalore.
  • Kinesiology laboratory.

ENTRANCE EXAM:
Entrance exam will be conducted every year in the last week of June or first week of July and students will be selected based on the rank system.

COURSE REGULATION DETAILS:
A.REGISTRATION & ENROLMENT
 A candidate admitted to the program shall register with the University by remitting the prescribed fee along with the application form for registration duly filled in and forwarded to the University through the Principal of the college

B. MAXIMUM DURATION OF PROGRAMME
Candidates should complete the Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree course with in a period of eight years from the date of joining in the course.

C. RE-ADMISSION AFTER BREAK
(i)Candidates having a break of study of five years and above from the date of admission and more than two spells of break will not be considered for readmission.
(ii)The five years period of break of study shall be calculated from the date of first admission of the candidate to the course for the subsequent spells of break of study.
(iii) Candidates having break of study shall be considered for readmission provided that they are not subjected to any disciplinary action and no charges are pending or contemplated against them.
(iv)All readmission of candidates are subjected to the approval of the Vice Chancellor.
(v)The can did ates having a break of study up to five years shall apply for readmission to the Registrar of this University. The candidates shall be granted exemption in the subjects they have already passed.

ATTENDANCE

i) ATTENDANCE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO STUDENTS
A candidate is required to put in minimum 80% of attendance in both theory, practicals and clinical s separately (wherever applicable) in each subject before admission tot he examination.

ii) CONDONATION OF LACK OF ATTENDANCE
Condonation of shortage of attendance up to a maximum of 10% in the prescribed eligible attendance for admission to examination rests with the discretionary powers of the Principal of the college.

iii) INTERNAL ASSESSMENT MARKS
(a) A minimum of three written examinations and practical examinations each (wherever applicable) shall be conducted in each subject during a semester and the average marks of the performances shall be taken into consideration for the award of Internal marks.
(b)A failed candidate in any subject in University examinations shall be provided an opportunity to improve his/her internal marks by taking up the examinations specified in (a).
(c)If a failed candidate does not appear for any“improvement mark examinations” in the failed subjects, the internal marks awarded forth  previous examination shall be carried over for his subsequent appearance(s).(d)The internal assessment marks should be submitted to the University endorsed by the Head of the Institution 15 days prior to the comment cement of the theory examinations.

iv) COMMENCEMENT OF EXAMINATIONS
Examination will commence on Apr 15th/ Nov 15th and end by Apr 30th/Nov 30th of every year.
(b) Supplementary Examination shall be conducted one month immediately after the regular Examination for the failed papers of that respective semester Examination. This examination is only for students having failed papers in the FIRST attempt only.

v) MARKS QUALIFYING FOR PASS
(a)50%of marks in theory in the subjects where University examinations are conducted and aggregate of 50%marks in University theory examination and internal evaluation taken together in the subject.(b)50%of marks in the University theory examination,50%marks in University practical examination and 50% aggregate in Theory, Practical and/or Viva Voce and internal evaluation marks taken together.vi)

DECLARATION OF RESULTS

a) CLASSIFICATION OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES
 A successful candidate
(i)Who secures not less than 75% in the aggregate marks shall be declared to have secured “FIRST CLASS WITH DISTINCTION”provided he/she passes the whole examination in the FIRST ATTEMPT.
(ii)Who secures not less than 60% in the aggregate marks and completes the course with in the stipulated course period shall be declared to have passed the examinations in the‟FIRST CLASS‟ provided he/she passes the whole examination in the FIRST ATTEMPT.
(iii)Who secures 50% and above but less than 60% in the aggregate marks and completes the course with in the stipulated course period shall be declared to have passed the examinations in the“SECOND CLASS”

b) CARRY OVER OF FAILED CANDIDATES

  • Candidates are permitted to carry over the failed subjects in First semester examination to Second semester examination only and cannot be carried to next subsequent semester examinations
  • Candidates are permitted to carry over the failed subjects in Second semester examination to Third semester examination only and cannot be carried to next subsequent semester examinations.
  • Candidates are permitted to carry over the failed subjects in Third semester examination to Fourth semester examination only and cannot be carried to next subsequent semester examinations
  • Candidates are permitted to carry over the failed subjects in Fourth semester examination to Fifth semester examination only and cannot be carried to next subsequent semester examinations.
  • Candidates are permitted to carry over the failed subjects in Fifth semester examination to Sixth semester examination only and cannot be carried to next subsequent semester examinations.
  • Candidates are permitted to carry over the failed subjects in Sixth semester examination to Seventh semester examination only and cannot be carried to final semester examinations.
  • Candidates are permitted to carry over the failed subjects in Seventh semester examination to Eight semester examination only and cannot be carried to final semester examinations.

c) RE-TOTALLING OF ANSWER SCRIPTS
As per the regulations prescribed for re- totalling of answer papers by the University

d) DISCHARGE FROM THE PROGRAMME
“If a student admitted to a course of study int his University is,for any reason not able to complete the course or qualify for the degree by passing the examinations prescribed with in a period comprising twice the duration prescribed in the Regulations for the concerned course, he/she will be discharged from the said course,his/her name will be  taken off the rolls of the University and he/she will not be permitted to attend classes or appear for any examination conducted by the University there after.”

e) PHYSICAL FITNESS CERTIFICATE
Every candidate before admission to the programs requested to submit to the Principal of the college,a Certificate of Medical Fitness issued from Srinivas Medical College and Research Center that the candidate is physically fit to under go the academic course.

f) WORKING DAYS IN A SEMESTER
Each semester shall not have less than 100 working days

g) INTERNSHIP
All students of Bachelor of Physiotherapy must undergo a compulsory rotatory internship for a continuous period of 6 months at Srinivas Medical College Hospital and other approved health centers after passing all examinations in all subjects.However,first five toppers will be given the privilege to choose the place of Internship program of their own choice.

h) VACATION IN A YEAR
Principal shall declare 30 day sofvacationinan academic year to the students without a semester break. The period(s) of vacation can be decided by the Principal.

i) MIGRATION / TRANSFER OF CANDIDATES
The Vice Chancell or shall have the powers to accept any migration/transfer case which he may deem to befit.

j) WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSE
Candidates can withdraw from the course before the commencement of the same and not once classes have already begun. Discontinuation will not be permitted unless the total fee of the program is paid by the student.
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