Bachelor of Physiotherapy BPT

School of Allied Health Sciences

At the undergraduate level, the School of Allied Health Sciences offers a degree programme in Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT). The School has adequate infrastructure. It has well-furnished A.C. classrooms with its own laboratories to match the teaching standards for both U.G. and P.G. courses. JNU has top-ranked teachers who are renowned Physiotherapists with vast teaching & clinical experience. JNU teachers have participated in academic conferences, & have several publications in various esteemed journals, in teaching and learning programmes. The School promotes research in students and teachers as well by offering incentives and support for scientific conferences and research programmes. The institution has organized 5 National Conferences in previous years with more than 2000 delegates across the nation from the physiotherapy fraternity.

Objectives:

  • Acquainting students with the concept of quality care at the institutional as well as the community levels.
  • Inculcation of appropriate professional relationship in a multidisciplinary set up & patient management
  • Incorporation of concept of management in physiotherapy
  • Experience in clinical training & undergraduate teaching
  • Providing the honest, competent & accountable physiotherapy services to the community.
  • Preparation of Postgraduate student towards his/her professional autonomy with self-regulating discipline at par with global standards.
  • Forming the base of practice by referral as well as first contact mode using evidence-based practice.

 

Key Information

Duration

4 Years

Eligibility

10+2 in PCB with min. 50% Marks

Selection Procedure

Entrance Test + PI

Industry Internship Programme

BPT students have to complete a 6-month rotatory internship in a multispecialty hospital. The students are allowed to pursue the entire internship programme from JNU Hospital.

Career Prospects

  • Tremendous openings exist for Indian Physiotherapists in developed nations like Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Eastern countries. Moreover, the increasingly sedentary urban lifestyle and lack of exercise brings on body aches and pains, which requires the assistance of specialized physiotherapists.
  • Numerous clinics, hospitals, health departments, private nursing homes and rehabilitation centres in India and abroad employ physiotherapists.
  • A career in physiotherapy can lead to a variety of interesting and challenging jobs in the healthcare system. Physiotherapists can specialize in the areas such as paediatrics, geriatrics, neurology, cardio respiratory, and orthopaedics while pursuing MPT.
  • 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 positions or they may decide to open their own physiotherapy clinic or service. Physiotherapists work with patients with physical difficulties that may be a result of illness, injury, disability or aging.
  • The students take up research projects in the final semester of the course based on the specified specialization of Physiotherapy i.e. Community based Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Sports Rehabilitation, Neurological Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Manual Therapy.

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Physiotherapy means Physiotherapeutic system of medicine which includes examination, diagnosis, treatment, advice and instruction to any person in connection with the movement dysfunction, bodily malfunction, physical disorder, disability, healing and pain from trauma and disease?physical and mental conditions?using physical agents including exercise, mobilization, manipulation, mechanical and electrotherapy devices.

A professionally trained person who administers physiotherapy treatment is known as Physiotherapist. If you consider doctors as gods in human form, then maybe you can call physiotherapists as your guardian angels.

A Physiotherapists job involves helping to recover and / or rehabilitate from a state of having been incapacitated. He/she has the responsibility to help restore the patients body to its optimal functioning level.

Tasks Involved are:

  • Prescribe remedial exercises
  • Muscle strength evaluation and quantification
  • Physical treatment by electrotherapy modalities like short-wave diathermy, microwave diathermy, ultrasonic therapy, contrast bath, cryo-therapy, hydro collator, whirlpool therapy, trans-electric muscle stimulation, infra-red therapy, ultraviolet therapy and different therapeutic exercises by automated machines.
  • Evaluate sitting, standing balance in neurologically affected patients.
  • Apply manual therapy, mobilization, manipulation of soft tissue techniques etc. Progress through wheelchair and gait training with or without ambulatory aids. Research in relevant areas.
  • Aid in-home evaluation to make the environment barrier free and accessible. Improving the status of patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction.
  • Physiotherapists treat the reactions and responses of the body to injury, disease or abnormalities in development. They are also key health professionals in the prevention of injury.

A Physiotherapist is a very important member of the health care team where his responsibility is to rehabilitate the patient back to normal without medicines by exercise, manual therapy, rehabilitation techniques and physical activity.

After BPT, a student can pursue higher education both in India and abroad and can pursue specialization in the field of physiotherapy. Further, they are also eligible for the programs like hospital administration, business management, public health management and various M.Sc programs. After Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a student has also the option to work as clinical physiotherapist with hospitals/clinics.

The normal pay package for a Physiotherapist working in a hospital, i.e., in a physiotherapy department starts with minimum Rs. 3-4 lakhs per annum. As experience increases, remuneration increases depending on the work output and the type of organization he / she is working in.

After completing 4 years of BPT, six months of compulsory internship is done in a multi-specialty hospital (minimum 100 bedded) with rotating duties in different specialties of the hospital like medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, cardiac, neurology etc.

In BPT degree, the students will be required to study basic medical subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-chemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Orthopedics, Surgery, Neurology, Cardiothoracic Diseases and Surgery, Psychiatry and then core physiotherapy subjects such as Exercise therapy, Electrotherapy, Manual therapy, Prosthetics Orthotics, Obstetrics Gynecology, Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Neuro- Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Cardio-Physiotherapy, Community Physiotherapy, General Physiotherapy, Research Methodology Biostatistics, Organization and Administration and Research project to develop an insight into the management and treatment of conditions.

After passing BPT, a student can pursue MPT in different specialized branches like ? Orthopedics, Neurology, Sports Medicine, Cardiopulmonary to enhance interest areas and skills. After Masters, student can also pursue their PhD in the field of physiotherapy.

  • Further, they are also eligible for the programs like hospital administration, business management, public health management etc.
  • Jaipur national university ,College of physiotherapy provides Master of Physiotherapy (M.P.T.) in Dual Specialization Specialties:
  • Orthopedics +Manual Therapy
  • Orthopedics +Sports
  • Neurology +Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Cardiopulmonary

A Physiotherapist can do research to develop new techniques and design protocols of rehabilitation for various health disorders. As physiotherapy is an upcoming field, stronger roots of profession can develop only if evidence based practice is incorporated in clinical practice.

Physiotherapy is a very promising, rewarding and satisfactory profession abroad as medical science has a larger role and responsibility in a hospital scenario. After clearing the licensing examination of the given country, it opens up the wide opportunities for the physiotherapists.

  • BPT program was started in 2016 in JNU and this year shall be 5th year.
  • The course is taught by highly qualified faculties including medical doctors, surgeons, physiotherapists, researchers of JNU.
  • The department keeps organizing regular Conferences & workshops in medical and physiotherapy areas for updating knowledge of staffs and students.
  • The department of physiotherapy has state-of-the-art OPD facilities with a good patient load connected with 1100 bedded hospital.
  • The department focuses on evidence based practice which is carried out in well equipped separate labs for Electrotherapy, Manual Therapy, Cardio Respiratory, Neurology & pediatric, & Sports Lab designed for research purposes.
  • The department focuses on complete holistic development of the students as Personality Development Programs and Inter disciplinary learning is incorporated into the curriculum.
  • The Department is keen on providing international exposure to its students in the form of national & international conferences. The department hosted the Yuva’s- Youth Physio Conclave in 2017 in which 600 people from all over India participated. In 2018 JNU hosted 1 ST Female Physiotherapy Summit ?Femcon in October in association with Jaipur Physiotherapist Network where approximately 700 national and international delegates participated.

He/she has passed the Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent examination recognized by any Indian University or a duly constituted board with pass marks (50%)in physics, chemistry and biology(botany & zoology), mathematics.(i.e ?Physics, chemistry and biology as mandates requirements).

Candidates who have studied abroad and have passed the equivalent qualification as determined by the Association of Indian Universities will form the guideline to determine the eligibility and must have passed in the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English up to 12th Standard level.

Candidates who have passed the Senior Secondary school Examination of National Open School with a minimum of 5 subjects with any of the following group subjects.

  • English, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology
  • English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and any other language ? He/she has attained the age of 17 years as on - current year

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: a) Community based rehabilitation programmes b) Community settings including primary health care centres, individual homes, and field settings c) Education and research centres d) Goverments Sector-PHC/CHC/AIMS e) Fitness clubs, health clubs, gymnasia and spas f) Hospitals g) Nursing homes h) Occupational health centres i) Out-patient clinics j) Physiotherapist private offices, practices, clinics k) Prisons l) Public settings (e.g., shopping malls) for health promotion m) Rehabilitation centres and residential homes n) Schools, including pre-schools and special schools o) Senior citizen centers /Old Age Homes p) Sports centers/clubs /Gym / Sports Team q) Workplaces / companies / Corporates r) Academics / University / College

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