Physiotherapy is a science-based health care profession which emphasizes the use of physical approaches in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of an individual’s physical, psychological and social well-being and takes into account an individual’s variations in health status. A distinctive feature of physiotherapy practice is the ability of individual practitioners to use manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and electro-physical therapy in an integrative manner to optimize an individual’s functional ability and potential.
Physiotherapy is an autonomous profession and practice is characterized by reflective behavior and systematic clinical reasoning, both contributing to and underpinning a problem-solving approach to patient-centered care. Physiotherapy practice is supported and influenced by evidence of clinical effectiveness and practitioners may work independently or as members of the health care team.
In the assessment, management and evaluation of an individual’s needs, physiotherapists take account of the current physical, psychological, cultural and social factors and their influence on the individual’s functional ability. Practice also takes into account the needs and perspectives of careers and other health care professionals in order to provide a coherent and holistic approach that maximizes independence and function.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program outcomes are found from the physiotherapy triangle (Knowledge, skills and attitude), there for the graduates should be able to:
- An understanding of the biological, physical and behavioral sciences which underpin physiotherapy.
- An ability to use this knowledge and understanding appropriately in a variety of practice contexts.
- An ability to implement clinical practice based on research evidence.
- An ability to apply appropriate physiotherapy assessment techniques.
- Safe and effective use of therapeutic exercise incorporating decision making, goal setting and design of exercise program.
- Safe and effective use of manual therapy in the application of mobilization, manipulation, massage and respiratory therapy techniques.
- Safe and effective use of electrotherapeutic modalities in the selection and application of a range of modalities based on the therapeutic use of electrical, thermal, light, sonic and magnetic energy.
- A basic understanding of the scientific process and how it may impact on physiotherapy practice.
- An understanding of the role of physiotherapy in the prevention of illness and injury and in health promotion.
- Communication skills sufficient to communicate safely and effectively as a professional with patients, care givers and colleagues.
- The assessment process sufficient to assess a patient safely and effectively taking into account physical, psychological and cultural needs.
- The information gained from the assessment process sufficient to construct a specific safe and effective treatment plan, with the patient, using problem-solving and clinical reasoning skills.
- Evaluation and research processes sufficient to find and use available evidence in order to choose and evaluate treatment intervention safely and effectively.
- Reflection and the learning process, in order to identify personal and professional goals for continuing professional development and lifelong learning.
- An appreciation of the complexities of health care systems within which physiotherapy is delivered.
- An understanding of the roles of other professions.
- An ability to work as a member of a health care team.
- An understanding of the social and economic factors that impact on health and the delivery of care.
Our students are qualified to work as a physiotherapist in all our Hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, orphanages, clinics.