Physiotherapy Syllabus at UG and PG Level

At UG Level

The syllabus of most of the physiotherapy courses at undergraduate level consists of subjects, such as:

First year: Students are made to study Introduction to Physiotherapy, Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Biochemistry, Biomechanics, General Psychology and Sociology, and Basic Nursing & First Aid. Further, physiotherapy students are given lessons on Medical Ethics and Communication Skills.

Second Year: Students study Pathology, Medical Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Biomechanics & Kinesiology, Exercise Therapy, Electrotherapy, Research Methodology and Biostatistics, First Aid and CPR, Constitution of India, Introduction to Treatment, and Clinical Observation Posting.

Third Year: Students in the third year of physiotherapy course learn about General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics & Traumatology, Orthopedics and Sports Physiotherapy, Cardio-Respiratory & General Physiotherapy, Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training and Allied Therapies. Subjects like Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology among others have been incorporated into the curriculum.

Fourth Year: Students study Neurology & Neurosurgery, Community Medicine, Neuro-Physiotherapy, Community Based Rehabilitation, Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training, Evidence Based Physiotherapy Practice, Ethics, Administration and Supervision. Other study subjects include First Aid and Nursing, Food Science and Nutrition, Psychology, Sociology, Pharmacology, Biomechanics, Electrotherapy, Microbiology, Pathology, Clinical Observation, Bioengineering, Rehabilitation Science, Neurology, and Neurosurgery.

At PG Level

Some of the common subjects covered under postgraduate physiotherapy courses include:


Surgical Conditions





Review of Core Science

Management and Ethics in Physiotherapy

Understanding Therapy Procedures related to Skill Training

In the first year of pursuing post-graduation in physiotherapy course, students will get to go through a review of basic sciences. This includes Anatomy & Physiology, and Pathology & Pharmacology. Other subjects usually taught in the first year by various colleges and universities that offer the course are Applied Physiotherapy, Applied Biomechanics & Ergonomics, and Biostatistics and Research Methodology. Students will also get to attend certain significant seminars as part of the course.

As a second year student of post-graduation in physiotherapy course, you’ll get to study Medical & Surgical Management, Physiotherapy Management, and Professional Developments & Ethics. In addition, you’ll have to submit a dissertation or your final year project as a form of assessment that differs from other module assessments.

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