Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Hons)
KPT/JPS (R/726/6/0041) 12/25 (MQA/FA2500)
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. This highly demanding, professional degree programme teaches you evidence based assessment, diagnosis and treatment skills.
The curriculum design is reflecting current practice with research evidence and enhancing students’ knowledge, skills and professionalism. Along with theoretical knowledge the students’ will gain appropriate practical skills through practical sessions in our skill lab.
This is a 4 year full time program that provides you with knowledge in kinesiology and exercise therapy in order to apply physiotherapy skills in musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological conditions. Students will be equipped with physiotherapy skills for specialty areas such as geriatrics, Paediatrics, sports and women’s health. Students’ will be posted in appropriate clinical areas in the hospitals from semester 4.
As part of their extracurricular activities, students will have the opportunity to attend community based rehabilitation programs, health education programs and health carnivals organized by the student physiotherapy association including the World Physiotherapy Day as promoted by the World Confederation Physical Therapy (WCPT).
Students will be well equipped to seek a career as:-
• Clinical instructor
• Clinical therapist (general)
• Physiotherapy specialist (Geriatrics, Paediatrics & Women health)
Students will find employment in organizations such as:-
|Occupational health and safety advisor for Physical conditions
Community health centers
Home health agencies
Corporate or industrial health centers
Duration Of Studies
4 years (8 semesters) – 129 credit hours
Year 1 Courses
|Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia
Public Speaking & Presentation
Introduction to Physiotherapy
Professional Development & Practice
|English for Occupational Purpose
Elective I (Introduction to Ergonomic/ Introduction to Medicine)
Introduction to Health Psychology
Year 2 Courses
|Young Mercy 1
Kerajaan & Dasar Awam Malaysia
Elective II (Community Rehabilitation)
Clinical Reasoning & Evidence-Based Practice
Physiotherapeutic Skills 1
Electrotherapeutic Modalities I
Physiotherapeutic Skills II
Electrotherapeutic Modalities II
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy I
Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy I
Pharmacology for Physiotherapy
Clinical Placement I
Year 3 Courses
Introduction to Neuroscience
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II
Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy II
Neurological Physiotherapy I
|Clinical Placement II
Introduction to Biostatistics
Neurological Physiotherapy II
Physiotherapy Management for Geriatrics
Clinical Placement III
Year 4 Courses
|Physiotherapy in Women’s Health
Spinal Care & Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy in Intensive Care
|Clinical Placement IV
Research Project in Physiotherapy
Clinical Placement V
Lecture, tutorial, practical and clinical training.
|STPM / Matriculation / Foundation Programme / Pre- University or equivalent||Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.33 in two (2) of the following subjects;
|A-Level or equivalent||Pass with minimum Grade D in two (2) of the following subjects;
|Diploma in a related field or from a recognised institution||
Minimum CGPA 2.75; OR
Pass with CGPA less than 2.75 with 3 years working experience in a related field; and
|Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)||Pass with minimum Grade B in five (5) of the following subjects;
Chemistry, Biology or Physics and three (3) other subjects
|Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government, AND;|
|English Proficiency for Malaysians student, MUET Band 3 and for Foreign Students: TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 5.5|
|Note: Candidates are required to complete a medical test to prove their physical and mental fitness for the role before acceptance by the Faculty.|
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What are our students saying?
I find that the physiotherapy skills lab at CUCSM to be well-equipped with modern and relevant equipment. This helps us to sharpen our skills. I also find the curriculum to be relevant and up to date with industry practices. The campus provides a conducive environment for me to pursue my studies and the committed lecturers have instill great confidence in me.
I have been very satisfied the wide exposure that I have had with the course and the physiotherapy industry thanks to the CUCMS Physiotherapy Society where we conduct most of our activities. We attend physiotherapy talks, workshops and building relationships with students and experts from other universities. Additionally we have the opportunity to join Young Mercy or Askar Wataniah (Territorial Army) for extracurricular activities. I am blessed with committed lecturers who continuously motivate me to be as successful physiotherapist.
I have had the privilege of studying under very experienced international lecturers with vast viewpoints. The Faculty’s lecturers take a keen interest in the progress of students in this new course and have been instrumental in motivating us. Apart from the above I have also been given the opportunity to volunteer in social work and interact with other physiotherapy students thus widening my knowledge of the industry.