OUTLINE OF B.P.T. COURSE
Christian Medical College Ludhiana has always been a pioneer in health care. The department of Physiotherapy was established in 1960. This was the first fully fledged Physiotherapy department in the region.
Duration of the course: The Bachelor of Physiotherapy is a 4 ½ years course. This includes 6 months compulsory rotatory internship. The course is affiliated to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.
There shall be four examinations, viz, First, Second, Third and Final which will be held at the end of each academic year. The dates for these examinations shall be fixed by the Vice-Chancellor of the university.
First year subjects: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Sociology, Exercise Therapy-1 and Electro Therapy-1
Second Year Subjects: Pathology & Microbiology, Pharmacology, Psychology, Exercise Therapy-2 and Electro Therapy-2, Biomechanics.
Third Year Subjects: Orthopaedics, Medicine, Physiotherapy in Orthopaedic Conditions, Physiotherapy in Medical Conditions-1, Research Methodology and Biostatistics.
Fourth Year Subjects: Surgery, Neurology, Paediatrics & Geriatrics, Physiotherapy in Surgical Condition, Physiotherapy in Medical Conditions-2, Rehabilitation, Computer Practical.
Basic Medical Sciences: The Institution has well established departments to teach basic sciences.
Library: CMC has a well equipped library with computers and internet facilities.
Clinical Training: Clinical Instructions and Practical Training is given throughout the course.
The outpatient department is well equipped with separate units in each branch of physiotherapy:-
Ø Exercise therapy
Ø Therapeutic Gymnasium
The department is well equipped with all modern facilities and has all essential equipment for training the students. The department has well experienced senior staff for providing proper guidance and supervision of clinical demonstrations to the students.
Physiotherapy services are also provided to inpatients from all fields of specialization, including Medical and Surgical, ICU, ICCU, CTU, General Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Neurology, Cardiology, Chest Diseases, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Burns, Plastics and Micro vascular surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
The facilities available for clinical training are the best in the whole of the region. In fact the Physiotherapy Department of CMC is the first choice for internship by physiotherapy students of established physiotherapy colleges in and around Punjab. The clinical internship programme has been running since 1996.
STAFF AND STUDENTS HEALTH SERVICE
This service was initiated with the intention of bringing the medical care and supervision of staff, medical and dental students, paramedical students and nurses under on doctor. A central clinic is available in the hospital out-patients area. Routine examinations, including x- ray screening are carried out on all newcomers and immunization against various diseases is available. There is a ward unit allocated for those who need admission to hospital. Attention is also given to physical fitness, environment hygiene, mental health and the prevention of tuberculosis. The general aim is to control and diminish the incidence of sickness and keep the students physically and mentally fit to face their life and study.