1. ABOUT THE COURSE:
a) COURSE OUTLINE
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 undergoes six months period of compulsory rotatory internship in various clinical departments.
b) DURATION OF THE COURSE
The duration of study for the Bachelor of physiotherapy course shall extend over a period of four and half years. This comprises of VIII semesters and six months compulsory internship.
c) MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
English shall be the medium of instruction for subjects of study and for the examination of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree course.
d) AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The course is aimed to impart in-depth knowledge and impeccable skills in the field of physiotherapy to make them proficient enough to become astute clinicians, excellent academicians and researchers as well.
(a)Acquire adequate knowledge of the basic medical subjects in the practice of physiotherapy.
(b) Develop skills and techniques for application of therapeutic massage, exercises, movements and also handling and using various electrotherapy modalities for the management of various medical and surgical conditions.
(c)Physiotherapy graduates should be competent enough to evaluate the patients, make physical diagnosis and decide the treatment on the basis of contemporary evidence-informed practice in physiotherapy.
(d)Physiotherapy graduates should develop hands-on techniques on various manual therapy approaches such as joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization and neurological approaches such as NDT, MRP and cardio-respiratory physiotherapy approaches.
(e)To plan and execute appropriate physiotherapeutic intervention for all clinical conditions related to physiotherapy, pre and post-operative conditions.
(f) To inculcate appropriate professional relationship in a multi-disciplinary set up.
(g) Graduates should be able to generate appropriate research question, shrewd search strategies for evidence and appraise the research article critically and ability to analyze the feasibility of implementing it. To in still the students, good teaching skills using various teaching tools and follow ethics in professional practice.
2. ADMISSION 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. The date of the examination shall be declared every calendar year on web site.
b) AGE LIMIT FOR ADMISSION
Candidates seeking admission for B.P.T must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the admission year.
c) ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE
Candidates who have passed any qualifying examination other than Higher Secondary/PUC examination conducted by Government of Karnataka shall obtain an eligibility certificate from the university by remitting the prescribed fee along with application form
d) CUT OFF DATES FOR ADMISSION
i) The candidates admitted from 1st July to 31st July of the Academic year shall be allowed to take their first semester examinations after fulfilment 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 fulfilment of the regulations concerne
4. COURSE CONTENT:
|Sl No||Code||Title of Course||Hours per week (Theory)||Hours per week (Practical)||Exam duration (Hrs)||Marks|
|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||—–||—–||—-||—-||—-||—-|
|Sl.No||Code||Title of,Course||Hours per week (Theory)||Hours per week (Practical)||Exam Duration Hrs||Marks|
|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||–||–||–|
|Sl. No||Code||Title of course||Hours Per week (Theory)||Hours per week (Practical)||Exam Duration Hrs||Max Marks||IA||Viva||M.M (Practical)||IA|
|1)||SUPT -211||Pathology and Microbiology||08||—||03||80||20||—||—||—|
|3)||SUPT -213||Bio- chemistry||05||—||03||80||20||—||—||—|
|Sl. No.||Code||Title of Course||Hours per week(Theory)||Hours Per week(Practical)||Exam Duration (Hrs)||Marks|
|Sl. No.||Code||Title of Course||Hours per week(Theory)||Hours per week(Practical)||Exam Duration(Hrs)||Marks|
|Paediatrics and OBG||02||—-||03||80||20||—-||—–||–|
|Code||Title of Course||Hours per week(Theory)||Hours per week (Practical)||Exam Duration(Hrs)||Marks|
|Code||Title of Course||Hours per week(Theory)||Hours per week (Practical)||Exam Duration(Hrs)||Marks|
|Community Based Rehabilitation||07||03||03||100||30||20||40||10|
|Research Methodology & Evidence Based Practice||03||—–||03||80||—||20||—–||—|
|Ethics & Teaching Skills||02||—–||03||80||—||20||—–||—|
|Code||Title of Course||Hours per week(Theory)||Hours per week(Practical)||Exam Duration(Hrs)||Marks|
|PT in Neurological Conditions||05||03||03||100||30||20||40||10|
|PT for Orthopaedics& Sports Injuries||05||03||03||100||30||20||40||10|
|PT for Respiratory conditions||05||03||03||100||30||20||40||10|
5. SCOPE OF THE COURSE:
A career in physiotherapy can lead to a variety of interesting and challenging jobs in the health care system. Physiotherapists get specializations in the areas such as paediatrics, geriatrics, neurology, cardiorespiratory, and orthopaedics. 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 centres 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. Some hospitals choose to pay physiotherapists according to the number of patients he or she sees. Initial remuneration of physiotherapists varies from place to place. In India, the starting salary ranges from Rs. 7,000 to Rs.30,000 per month. Generally, private hospitals provide remuneration ranging between Rs. 5,000 to Rs.15,000 per month for a fresher.
In government hospitals, a Junior Physiotherapist can earn approximately Rs. 30,000 per month. The progression in designations is Physiotherapist followed by Senior Physiotherapist earning about Rs. 45,000 per month, followed by Superintendent earning about Rs.60,000-70,000 per month and then Chief Physiotherapist earning about Rs.80,000 per month.
The average salary for teaching jobs in Physiotherapy varies from Rs. 10,000 to Rs.40,000 per month. The remuneration for established private practitioners can be nearly Rs. 20,000 to Rs.40,000 per month. Physiotherapists can also start their own private practice. Remuneration for Physiotherapists abroad varies from Rs. 50,000 to Rs.2,00,000 per month.
6. SPECIAL FEATURES:
7. COURSE REGULATION DETAILS
A. REGISTRATION & ENROLMENT
A candidate admitted to the program shall register with 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 within 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 re admission provided that they are not subjected to any disciplinary action and no charges are pending or contemplated against them.
(iv) All readmissions of candidates are subjected to the approval of the Vice Chancellor.
(v) The candidates 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.
i) ATTENDANCE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO STUDENTS
A candidate is required to put in minimum 80% of attendance in both theory, practicals and clinicals separately (wherever applicable) in each subject before admission to the 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 for the 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 commencement of the theory examinations.
iv) COMMENCEMENT OF EXAMINATIONS
(a)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 within 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 within the stipulated course period shall be declared to have passed the examinations in the “SECOND CLASS”
b) EXEMPTION FROM RE-EXAMINATION IN A SUBJECT
Candidates who have failed in any subject/subjects but obtained pass marks in other subjects shall be exempted from re-examination in that subject/subjects.
c) CARRY OVER OF FAILED CANDIDATES
d) RE-TOTALLING OF ANSWER SCRIPTS
As per the regulations prescribed for re- totaling of answer papers by the University
e) DISCHARGE FROM THE PROGRAMME
“If a student admitted to a course of study in this University is, for any reason is not able to complete the course or qualify for the degree by passing the examinations prescribed within 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 thereafter.”
f) PHYSICAL FITNESS CERTIFICATE
Every candidate before admission to the program is requested to submit to the Principal of the college, a Certificate of Medical Fitness issued from Srinivas Medical College and Research Centre that the candidate is physically fit to undergo the academic course.
g) WORKING DAYS IN A SEMESTER
Each semester shall not have less than 100 working days
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.
i) VACATION IN A YEAR
Principal shall declare 30 days of vacation in an academic year to the students without a semester break. The period(s) of vacation can be decided by the Principal.
j) MIGRATION / TRANSFER OF CANDIDATES
The Vice Chancellor shall have the powers to accept any migration/transfer case which he may deem to be fit.
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