Eligibility: 10+2 in Science with Biology as a subject and at least 50% of marks in each subject. The minimum age required for candidates is usually 17 years.
The course helps students develop a basic understanding of the human body, based on medical sciences. Training comprisesunderstanding procedures for therapy and related skill training. The curriculum includes anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, psychology, medical and surgical conditions, biomechanics, kineseology, disability prevention, rehabilitation and other subjects. Course is a combination of theory and practicals.
Physiotherapists are required in each department of a hospital, be it ICU or geriatrics (See Box for details), and they can also choose to work independently or be part of a multidisciplinary team. You can enjoy flexible working hours as a consultant, choosing the number of hours you work every day.
Physiotherapy jobs may be found at:
- community health centres,
- mental health centres,
- nursing homes/private care centers,
- rehabilitation centres,
- sports clinics,
- fitness centres
- government hospitals
- the Institute of the Physically Handicapped
- Defence establishments
- Teaching establishments
- Their own clinic