JPT/BPP (R/726/4/0050) 12/19, MQA A 9309
Diploma in Physiotherapy is a three year (six-semester) programme of study at UniKL RCMP. The course prepares students to be professional physiotherapists who are able to work under different situations in the healthcare industry.
Physiotherapists are healthcare personnel who help people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing. Physiotherapy techniques can improve the ability to use parts of the body that have been affected by disease or injury. For example, arthritis is a long-term condition that causes painful and stiff joints. Physiotherapy treatment can help to keep the joints mobile (able to move) and strengthen the surrounding muscles.
Physiotherapists may work in hospitals, private practice or with social service organisations. Physiotherapists working with social service organisations, for example, provide health care for the elderly and handicapped. Physiotherapy expertise is also very much in demand in the field of sports science to treat and rehabilitate people with sports injuries.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)
PEO1: To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and innovative, that will contribute towards physiotherapy services and patient care.
PEO2: To produce graduates who have effective leadership and teamwork skills as well as verbal, non-verbal and interpersonal communication skills to support their role in physiotherapy services.
PEO3: To produce graduates who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and professional development.
PEO4: To produce graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility.
PEO5: To produce graduates who are equipped with technopreneurial skills and ability to recognize business opportunities.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in therapeutic sciences towards providing physiotherapy related services.
PLO2: Practical skills
Demonstrate appropriate assessment techniques, interpret finding and implement the effective physiotherapy treatment.
PLO3: Social skills and responsibilities
Demonstrate sensitivities and responsibilities toward the community, culture, religion and environment.
PLO4: Ethics, professionalism and humanities
Adhere to legal, ethical principles and the professional code of conduct in physiotherapy services.
PLO5: Communication, leadership and team skills
Demonstrate effective leadership, teamwork and communication skills.
PLO6: Scientific methods, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Appreciate evidence-based practices and current approaches towards enhancing physiotherapy services, research and development and technopreneurial ventures.
PLO7: Lifelong learning and information management skills
Recognize the need for and have the ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning.
PLO8: Entrepreneurship and managerial skills
Demonstrate an understanding of management, business practices and technopreneurial competencies.