Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)Sikkim Manipal University
The duration of the course is 4 years curricula followed by a six month internship programme. It is the only college in the entire North Eastern region that is recognized by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP).
The objective of the course is to train the undergraduates to independently evaluate, assess, diagnose, prescribe, plan and practice physiotherapy in a competent manner.
In the first two years, students have didactic lectures including the basic sciences, basic concepts of exercise therapy (regarding handling, positioning, the principles of various techniques used) and electro therapeutic modalities including the basic concepts of biophysics. The students are also posted for observational training.
During the third and fourth year, students are exposed to clinical postings which include Out-Patients and In-Patients of the orthopedics, neurological, cardiopulmonary, OBG, pediatrics, surgery etc. The students thereby can gain experience in patient care including early intervention, acute care and long term treatment.