School of Allied Health




About this Course

Physiotherapy is a medical branch for the care or rehabilitation of the patient’s physical function.

What Will You Learn

  • How to assess, diagnose and treat patient’s injuries and physical conditions
  • How to ensure physical function is at optimum level and functioning well
  • Planning and managing treatment
  • How to work with people, especially patients and colleagues
  • The right exercise and massage techniques to fasten the rehabilitation process
  • How to help patients prevent injuries and maintain a healthy lifestyle

Programme Introduction

Physiotherapy is a medical branch for the care or rehabilitation of the patient’s physical function. The main aim of this treatment is to help patients recover and to ensure that their physical function is at optimum level and functioning well.

Physiotherapist rehab performs rehabilitation work by exercising, electric light, cold water treatment, massage and electrotherapy. A Physiotherapist’s role includes planning the treatment programmes for patients, helping doctors determine the type of disease by testing through electric means, monitoring patient’s report and progress, informing the medical officer of the suitability of a treatment scheme against a person, make equipment supply orders and more.

This programme will enable students to understand the aspects of healthcare related to the assessment, handling and rehabilitation of physical functions as well as movement of the human body

Career Prospect

  • Physical Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Sports Physiotherapist
  • Kinesiologist
  • Geriatric Physiotherapist
  • Pediatric Physiotherapist
  • Lymphatic Drainage Physiotherapist

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Course structure

Year 1
  • Anatomy I & II
  • Computer Application
  • Communicative English / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Physiology I & II
  • Biomechanics & Kinesiology
  • Pathology
  • Electrotherapy Agent I
  • Professional Development & Practice
  • Introduction to Health Care
  • Movement Therapy I
  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Physics for Physiotherapy
Year 2
  • Behavioural Science
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Electrotherapy Agent II
  • Movement Therapy II
  • Physiotherapeutic Skills
  • Physiotherapy in Cardiorespiratory I & II
  • Physiotherapy in Geriatrics
  • Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal I & II
  • Physiotherapy in Neurology I & II
  • Physiotherapy in Pediatrics
  • Physiotherapy in Sports and Occupational Health
  • Physiotherapy in Women’s Health
Year 3
  • Clinical Placement I (Neurology)
  • Clinical Placement II (Cardiorespiratory)
  • Clinical Placement III (Musculoskeletal)
  • Clinical Placement IV (Sports & Occupational Health)
  • Clinical Placement V (Pediatrics)
  • Clinical Placement VI (Geriatrics)
  • Clinical Placement VII (Women’s Health)
  • Advanced Clinical Placement

Entry Requirement

  • Pass in SPM
  • FIVE (5) Credits in the following subjects:
  • Mathematics;
  • ONE (1) Science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/ Applied Science); AND
  • THREE (3) other subjects including Bahasa Melayu and/or English if Credit
  • Pass in Bahasa Melayu AND English


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