B.P.T.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Duration: 4½ Years
Level: Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: 10+2 or Equivalent

BPT stand for Bachelor of Physiotherapy. It is an Undergraduate Academic Course in a Medical Science Field known as Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy uses physical agents like exercise, massage and other modalities for providing treatment to those patients whose movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, disease or environmental factors. The duration of BPT is 4½ years including internship of 6 months. Physical Therapy Programs provide core skills like manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro physical modalities, to the prospective students. There are various Physical Therapy Colleges which offer Physiotherapy Courses. Physical Therapy Degree Course is especially meant for those who have compassion for the sick or injured. Physiotherapy is very challenging and demanding as one may need to work for long hours and have tremendous patience as some patients may not respond to immediate treatment. Apart from rigorous education, one needs to have lots of physical stamina because of the nature of the work. An individual seeking a physical therapy career should have excellent interpersonal skills in order to get the best from his patients.

Eligibility

To pursue BPT one needs to be pass in 12th class or equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in physics, chemistry and biology (including practical) provided the candidate has passed in each subject separately. There is a Common Entrance Test (CET) for the course in Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT). Admission is based mainly on CET scores. A candidate seeking admission to Bachelor of Physiotherapy should be at least 17 years of age.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy Subjects

  • Anatomy.
  • Exercise Therapy.
  • Orthopaedics and Sports Physiotherapy.
  • Neuro-Physiotherapy.
  • Community Based Rehabilitation.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy Specialisations

Specialisations are offered in Master of Physiotherapy Course.

Syllabus of BPT as per Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Course of Study - Subjects and Hour Distribution

First year BPT [Duration 0 -12 months] 

Sl. No.

Subject

Teaching hours

 

 

Weekly Class hours

Total

Theory

Practical

Main Subjects: For University Examination

1

Anatomy

8

240

150

90

2

Physiology

7

210

150

60

3

Biochemistry

2

60

60

 

4

Biomechanics

6

180

90

90

5

Psychology

2

60

60

 

6

Sociology

2

60

60

 

Subsidiary subjects: Not for University Examination

7

English

2

60

60

 

8

Kannada

2

60

60

 

9

Basic Nursing

1

30

20

10

10

Orientation to Physiotherapy

1

30

30

 

11

Integrated Seminars / PBL sessions

3

90

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

36

1080

830

250

 

Second year BPT [Duration 13 -24 months] 

Sl. No.

 Subject

 Teaching hours

 

 

Weekly Class hours

 Total

Theory

Practical

Clinics

Main Subjects: For University Examination

1

Pathology

2

60

45

15

 

2

Microbiology

2

60

45

15

 

3

Pharmacology

2

60

60

 

 

4

Exercise Therapy

8

240

90

150

 

5

Electrotherapy

8

240

90

150

 

6

Research Methodology & Biostatistics

2

60

60

 

 

Subsidiary subjects: Not for University Examination

7

First Aid & CPR

1

30

10

20

 

8

Constitution of India

1

30

30

 

 

9

Introduction to Treatment

1

30

30

 

 

10

Clinical Observation Posting

9

270

 

 

270

 

Total

36

1080

470

340

270

 

Third year BPT [Duration 25 -36 months] 

Sl. No.

Subject

Teaching hours

 

 

Weekly Class hours

Total

Theory

Practical

Clinics

Main Subjects: For University Examination

1

General Medicine

2

60

60

 

 

2

General Surgery

2

60

60

 

 

3

Orthopedics & Traumatology

2

60

60

 

 

4

Orthopedics and Sports Physiotherapy

5

150

90

60

 

5

Cardio-Respiratory & General Physiotherapy

5

150

90

60

 

6

Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training

18

540

 

 

540

Subsidiary subjects: Not for University Examination

7

Allied  Therapies

2

60

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

36

1080

420

120

540

 

Fourth year BPT [Duration 37 - 48 months] 

Sl. No.

Subject

Teaching hours

 

 

Weekly Class hours

Total

Theory

Practical

Clinics

Main Subjects: For University Examination

1

Neurology & Neurosurgery

2

60

60

 

 

2

Community Medicine

2

60

60

 

 

3

Neuro-Physiotherapy

5

150

90

60

 

4

Community Based Rehabilitation

5

150

90

60

 

5

Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training

18

540

 

 

540

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subsidiary subjects: Not for University Examination

7

Ethics, Administration and Supervision

1

30

30

 

 

8

Evidence Based Physiotherapy Practice

1

30

30

 

 

9

Project

2

60

 

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

36

1080

360

180

540


ATTENDANCE


A candidate is required to attend at least 80 percent of the total classes conducted in a year in all subjects prescribed for that year, separately, in theory and practical / clinical to become eligible to 13 appear for the university examination in the first attempt. Principals should notify at their college, the attendance details at the end of each term without fail, under intimation to the University.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

  • It shall be based on evaluation of periodic tests assignments, clinical presentations etc.
  • Regular periodic examinations should be conducted throughout the course.
  • There should be a minimum of two (2) sessional examinations during I, II, III and final year. The average of the two examination marks should be reduced to 20 and 10 for Theory and Practical/Clinical respectively, and sent to the University before the University examination as per notification.
  • A Candidate must obtain a 50% mark in theory and practical separately in internal assessment to be eligible to write the university examination.

SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION

  • There will be two examinations in a year, to be conducted as per notification issued by the University from time to time.
  • First, Second, Third and Final Examinations of BPT course shall be held at the end of 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year respectively. The particulars of subjects for various examinations and distribution of marks are shown separately in Tables V to VIII.
  • The examination for main subjects shall be conducted by the University and for subsidiary subjects by the respective college.

CRITERIA FOR PASS

1.  Main Subjects
A candidate is declared to have passed university examination in a subject, if she/he secures 50 % of the marks in theory and 50 % in practical separately. For computation of 50 % marks in theory, the marks scored in the internal assessment [theory] shall be added to the University conducted written and viva voce examination and for a pass in practical, the marks scored in University conducted practical examination and internal assessment [practical] shall be added together.
2. Subsidiary Subjects
For a pass in Subsidiary subjects, a candidate shall secure 35% of the total marks prescribed for the subject. The marks obtained should be sent to the University 15 days prior to the commencement of University examination.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

Subjects and Distribution of Marks

BPT - I


 

Sl.No

 

Subject

Theory

Practical

 

Total


Written

Viva-Voce

Internal Assessment

Practical

Internal Assessment


 

Time

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks


1.

Anatomy

3 Hrs

100

30

20

40

10

200


2.

Physiology

3 Hrs

100

30

20

40

10

200


3.

Biochemistry

3 Hrs

80

-

20

-

-

100


4

Biomechanics

3 Hrs

100

30

20

40

10

200


*

Biomechanics

(2006 Batch only)

 3 Hrs

80

-

20

-

 

-

100


5

Section A- Psychology

3 Hrs

40

-

10

-

-

 

100


 

40

 

-

 

10

 

-

 

-


 

Section B- Sociology


 

BPT - II


 

Sl. No

 

Subject

Theory

Practical

 

Total


 

Written

Viva-

Voce

Internal

Assessment

 

Practical

Internal

Assessment


 

Time

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks


 

1.

 

Section A- Pathology

 

3

Hrs

40

-

10

-

-

 

100


 

40

 

-

 

10

 

-

 

-


 

Section B- Microbiology


 

2.

 

Pharmacology

 

3

Hrs

 

80

 

-

 

20

 

-

 

-

 

100


 

3.

 

Exercise

Therapy

 

3

Hrs

 

100

 

30

 

20

 

40

 

10

 

200


 

4.

 

Electrotherap y

 

3

Hrs

 

100

 

30

 

20

 

40

 

10

 

200


 

5.

 

Research

Methodology

& Biostatistics

 

3

Hrs

 

80

 

-

 

20

 

-

 

-

 

100


 

BPT - III

 

Sl. No

 

Subject

Theory

Practical

 

Total

 

Written

Viva- Voce

Internal

Assessment

 

Practical

Internal

Assessment

 

Time

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

 

1.

 

General

Medicine

 

3

Hrs

 

80

 

-

 

20

 

-

 

-

 

100

 

2.

 

General

Surgery

 

3

Hrs

 

80

 

-

 

20

 

-

 

-

 

100

 

3.

 

Orthopedics

& Traumatology

 

3

Hrs

 

80

 

-

 

20

 

-

 

-

 

100

 

4

 

Orthopedics

& Sports

Physiotherapy

 

3

Hrs

 

100

 

30

 

20

 

40

 

10

 

200

 

5

 

Cardio- Respiratory & General Physiotherapy

 

3

Hrs

 

100

 

30

 

20

 

40

 

10

 

200

 

BPT - IV

 

Sl.No

 

Subject

Theory

Practical

 

Total

 

Written

Viva-

Voce

Internal

Assessment

 

Practical

Internal

Assessment

 

Time

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

Maximum

Marks

 

1.

 

Neurology & Neurosurgery

 

3

Hrs

 

80

 

-

 

20

 

-

 

-

 

100

 

2.

 

Community

Medicine

 

3

Hrs

 

80

 

-

 

20

 

-

 

-

 

100

 

3

 

Neuro- Physiotherapy

 

3

Hrs

 

100

 

30

 

20

 

40

 

10

 

200

 

4

 

Community Based Rehabilitation

 

3

Hrs

 

100

 

30

 

20

 

40

 

10

 

200


QUESTION PAPER PATTERN FOR BPT EXAMINATION


THEORY

SUBJECTS HAVING MAXIMUM MARKS = 100

TYPE OF QUESTION

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

MARKS FOR EACH QUESTION

ESSAY TYPE

2 (Any TWO out of Three)

10

SHORT ESSAY TYPE

12 (Any TWELVE out of Fourteen)

5

SHORT ANSWER TYPE

10

2

 

SUBJECTS HAVING MAXIMUM MARKS = 80

TYPE OF QUESTION

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

MARKS FOR EACH QUESTION

ESSAY TYPE

2 (Any TWO out of Three)

10

SHORT ESSAY TYPE

8 (Any EIGHT out of Ten)

5

SHORT ANSWER TYPE

10

2

 

SUBJECTS HAVING SECTION A & SECTION B [40 MARKS + 40 MARKS = 80 MARKS]

TYPE OF QUESTION

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

MARKS FOR EACH QUESTION

ESSAY TYPE

SECTION A – 1
(Any ONE out of Two) SECTION B – 1

(Any ONE out of Two)

10

SHORT ESSAY TYPE

SECTION A – 4 (Any FOUR out of Five) SECTION B – 4

(Any FOUR out of Five)

 

5

SHORT ANSWER TYPE

SECTION A – 5

SECTION B – 5

 

2

 

PRACTICAL

MAXIMUM MARKS = 40

TYPE OF QUESTION

NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

MARKS FOR EACH QUESTION

LONG CASE

1

20

SHORT CASE

2

10


VIVA-VOCE

MAXIMUM MARKS = 30


INTERNSHIP

  • There shall be six months (26 weeks) of Internship after the final year examination for candidates declared to have passed the examination in all the subjects. Internship should be done in a teaching hospital recognised by the University limited to within Karnataka only.
  • No candidate shall be awarded degree certificate without successfully completing six months of Internship.
  • The Internship should be rotatory and cover clinical branches concerned with Physiotherapy such as Orthopaedics, Cardiothoracic including ICU, Neurology, Neurosurgery Paediatrics, General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology both in-patient and out-patient services.

The 6 months of rotational posting must be covered in the following pattern:

  • Physiotherapy OPD (including Paediatrics and OBG wards) = 1 month.
  • Orthopaedic wards = 1 month.
  • General Medicine wards (including MICU and CCU ) = 1 month.
  • General Surgery wards (including CTS wards, CTS-ICU and Burns) = 1 month.
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery wards (including Neuro ICU) = 1 month.
  • Community Posting – PHC = 1 month.

Some of the major Institutes providing BPT are:

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree

  • After clearing Bachelor of Physiotherapy program, one can pursue Masters in Physical Therapy. A Physiotherapist can go for a certification in a sub-speciality of Physiotherapy. These speciality areas include cardiovascular and pulmonary, sports therapy, geriatric, neurological, orthopaedic, paediatric, and electrophysiologic physical therapy.
  • A candidate who has attained the Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree can set up his or her own Physiotherapy clinic.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy Jobs

Awareness regarding the scope and possibilities of Physiotherapy has been growing steadily. People are aware that there is a field of Physiotherapy which can solve their problems. Awareness and effectiveness of the 'Mostly Drug Free' therapy has increased the job availability in this field, a many folds. There is a lot of demand for Clinical Physiotherapists and academic faculty all over India.

Employment Areas

  • Hospitals.
  • Orthopaedic Departments.
  • Rehabilitation Centres for the Handicapped.
  • Schools for the Mentally Retarded and Physically Disabled Children.
  • Health Institutions.
  • Defence Medical Establishments.
  • Private Clinics.
  • Physiotherapy Equipment Manufacturers.
  • Educational Institutions.
  • Fitness Centres.
  • Sports Training Facilities.

Job Types

  • Assistant Physiotherapist.
  • Lecturer.
  • Researcher.
  • Research Assistant.
  • Therapy Manager.
  • Self Employed Private Physiotherapist.
  • Sports Physio Rehabilitator.
  • Customer Care Assistant.
  • Osteopath.

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