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Physiotherapy Assistant

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  • Course Code: PTHY
  • Course Type Diploma
  • Duration: 45 Weeks (3 Sem)
  • Languages: English
  • Class Days: Sun - Sat
  • Mode: Full Time and Part Time
  • International Students: Yes
  • Start Dates: Continuous

Description

This program prepares students with skills and knowledge to work under the guidance of a Registered Physiotherapist. The program equips graduates to provide assessment, treatment, support, interventions and discharge planning for patients in their rehabilitation and recovery.

Career Prospects

Graduates may consider careers in private rehabilitation clinics, hospitals, acute care centers, retirement homes and massage parlors.

Prerequisites

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Age must be 18 years or above
  • English Proficiency ( IELTS/CELPIP/Other English Tests or OSSD Equivalent)

Curriculum

  • Intro to Rehabilitation, Health Care System and Ethics
  • Interpersonal Skills, Communication and Problem Solving
  • Introduction to Computers, Office Applications and Keyboarding
  • Medical Terminology, Body Systems and Diseases
  • Basic Patient Care Techniques, Functional Movement and rehabilitation
  • Developmental Psychology, Functional Development Across lifespan
  • PTA administration and Program Support
  • Essential Skills for PTA – Musculoskeletal
  • Essential Skills for PTA – Modalities and Physical Agents
  • Essential Skills for PTA – Cardiac, Neurological and Respiratory and Wound Management
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Introduction to Mental Health, Illness and Disability
  • Introduction to Occupational therapy
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Job Search and Career Development
  • Clinical Placement
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy Assistant