Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan

University

(Established Under Tamilnadu Private Universities Act, 2019)

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School of Physiotherapy

School of physiotherapy in DSU is aiming at bringing out international standard therapists. Curriculum is designed by incorporating specific sectors like geriatric, pediatric, orthopedic and sports physiotherapies. World class technology and laboratory will provide training to the students of Physiotherapy

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

Prof. A. Pechiammal

Dean

Dr.N N.BOBBY

Professor

Ms.A.ABINAYA

Tutor

AIM & Objectives of the Course

Aim

The course aims to prepare the candidates for professional autonomy and excellence in Physiotherapy practice. It aims to produce graduates with excellent communication skills who are to function as independent clinicians and as fully interactive members of the multi disciplinary health care team.

Objectives

  • On completion of the 4½ years Bachelor of Physiotherapy program the graduate will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge from physical, biological, medical and behavioural sciences, and physiotherapy to individuals and communities.
  • Provide physical health care based on steps of physiotherapy process in collaboration with the individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skill in making decisions in all situations in order to provide quality care and therapy.
  • Utilize the latest trends and technology in providing physical health care & rehabilitation measures.
  • Practice within the code of ethics and professional conduct, and acceptable standards of physiotherapy practice within the legal boundaries.
  • Communicate effectively with the individuals and groups, and members of the health and rehabilitation team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationships and teamwork.
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching to individuals and groups in clinical/community settings.
  • Participate effectively as members of the health [medical/ rehabilitative] team in health care delivery system.
  • Conduct need based research studies in various settings and utilize the research findings to improve the quality care.
  • Demonstrate awareness, interest, and contribute towards advancement of self and the profession.

Regulations

Eligibility for Admission

  • Candidates should have completed a minimum of 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission.The upper age limit is 25 years. (Relaxable upto 5 years for SC/ST candidate and upto 3 years for MBC/OBC candidates.)
  • Candidates should have a pass in the Higher Secondary Examination (academic) conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination or any other equivalent examination accepted by the University, thereto with a minimum of 50% marks (40% for SC, ST, MBC, OBC candidates) in aggregate of the Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Botany & Zoology) and should have English as one of the subjects.
  • Candidate shall be medically fit to undergo the Physiotherapy course and Medical Fitness Certificate from a Government Hospital should be produced.
  • Selection of the candidates should be based on the merit of the entrance examination held by the competent authority.

Duration of the Course

The duration of the course shall be four years of full time study and six months of compulsory rotatory internship.

Medium of Instruction

English shall be the medium of instruction for all the subjects of study and for the examinations of the course.

Course of Study

The course of study is shown in Table I. The detailed syllabus in respect of the course is appended to this regulation.

Requirements for Examinations and Attendance

Examination will be conducted in both theory and practical, as prescribed. Candidates will be permitted to appear for the University Examination in the subject only if they secure not less than 80% attendance (irrespective of the kind of absence) in each subject of that academic year.

Internal Assessment

Internal assessment will be done in each subject of study and the marks will be awarded to the candidates detailed in the scheme of examinations. The marks awarded will be on the basis of assessment made from the candidate’s performance in the assignments, class tests, laboratory work, preparation and presentation of seminars and clinical cases. The marks secured by the candidate during each year in each subject shall be forwarded to the University at the end of the semester/academic year, i.e., before the commencement of the written examination.

RequirementsExaminations

The University Examinations will be conducted in the Annual pattern for all the four years.

The particulars of subjects for various examinations and distribution of marks are shown separately in the Table II.

The examination for the main subjects will be conducted by the University and for the non-examination subjects by the school.

The maximum number of candidates for practical examination should not exceed 20 per day. One internal and one external examiner should jointly conduct practical examination for each student. An examiner should be an Assistant Professor/ Lecturer or above in the college of Physiotherapy with minimum 3 years of teaching experience.

Passing Minimum

A candidate should secure 50% of the marks in theory and 50% in practical (wherever prescribed) separately and 50% in aggregate in each paper, to be declared as pass in each paper. If a candidate fails in either theory or practical, he/she has to re- appear for both theory and practical.

A candidate shall secure 50% of total marks in the test conducted by the college for the non-examination subject.

Procedure for Passing the Course

The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed a period of eight years.

Internship

There shall be a compulsory full-time rotatory internship after the candidate having passed all the subjects prescribed in the scheme of examination. The internship should be done for a period of six months, and not less than 180 days, in an Institution/ Hospital approved by the University. No candidate shall be eligible for the award of the degree without successfully completing the six months of internship.

The internship should be completed within one year from the date of commencement of internship, and should be started within two years after passing the final examinations.

The internship training areas related to Physiotherapy are mentioned in TableI.

Eligibility for the Degree

The candidates shall be eligible for the Degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy when they have undergone the prescribed course of study for a period of not less than four years in University and have passed the prescribed examinations in all subjects and have completed a compulsory internship over a period of six months, after having passed the final examination.

Declaration of Class

  • A successful candidate obtaining 75% and more marks in the grand total aggregate in the first attempt shall be declared to have passed these subjects with distinction.
  • A successful candidate obtaining 60% and more but less than 75% of the marks in the grand total aggregate in the first attempt shall be declared to have passed with first class.
  • A successful candidate obtaining 50% and more but less than 60% of the marks in the grand total aggregate shall be declared to have passed these subjects with second class.
  • Ranks shall be declared on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by a candidate in the University examination subjects of the course. Only those candidates who have passed all the subjects in all examinations in the first attempt shall be eligible for the award of rank.

Course Structure

Table–i Course Of Study

First Year ( 1140 Hours)

S. No Subjects Theory (in hours) Practical (in hours) Total (in hours)
1 Physiotherapy Orientation 70 10 80
2 Functional English 30 30 60
3 Psychology (General & Health) 100 - 100
4 Sociology 60 - 60
5 Nutrition 40 - 40
6 First-aid & Basic Nursing Procedures 40 40 80
7Physical Education 20 - 20
Clinical orientation - - 100
8 Anatomy150 50 200
9 Physiology 120 30 150
10 Biochemistry 50 10 60v
11 Therapeutic Physics 70 - 70
12 Computer & its applications 25 25 50
13 Physical Education - 20 20
14 Co-curricular activities - 10 10
Clinical orientation - - 40
Total Hours - - 1140

Table–II Scheme of Examinations

First Year
Subject Hours Internal External Total
Theory
1. Psychology & Sociology 3 25 75 100
Theory
1. Anatomy 3 25 75 100
2. Physiology 3 25 75 100
Viva-voce
1. Anatomy 25 25 50
2. Physiology 25 25 50

Scheme of University Examination

S.No Subjects UE Max. UE Min. IA Max. IA Min. Total Max. Total Min.
I Year
1 Psychology and Sociology : (Theory + Internal) 75 30 25 - 50 100
2 Anatomy : Theory + (Internal + Viva - Voce) 75 30 75 - 75 150
3Physiology: Theory + (Internal + Viva - Voce) 75 30 75 - 75 150