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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOTHERAPY (DPT)

The Department

Physiotherapy degree programme was approved by the University Senate in 2017 and the first intake of students would be starting in October 2019. The course would be starting in its own fully fledged Department.

Vision, Mission and Philosophy
Vision Statement

The vision of the Department is to become a world-class training and research centre in the training of physiotherapy professionals.

Mission Statement

  -  To produce well-educated, highly knowledgeable, highly skilled and culturally competent and ethically sound physiotherapists who are worthy in character and sound in judgment to function effectively as clinicians, educators, and administrators in improving the quality of life for all individuals.

    -  To produce highly motivated physiotherapists who would seize every available opportunity for professional development (if possible) through postgraduate specialist and/or academic training.

Philosophy of the Programme

The philosophy of the Doctor of. Physiotherapy programme is based on the following set of beliefs:

(i) Physiotherapists are instrumental in restoring individual function and meeting the changing health needs of society, including public education, prevention and health promotion.

(ii) The Doctor of Physiotherapy degree programme provides the foundation for life-long personal and professional growth through active pursuit of knowledge.

(iii) Teaching and learning involve a collaborative and dynamic process between lecturers/clinical supervisors and students which requires commitment, creativity, and continuous assessment.

(iv) Effective learning occurs inside and outside of the classroom in the context of professional, community, and service-oriented activities.

(v) Physiotherapy services are driven by current best evidence

Objectives

(i)  To produce physiotherapy graduates of noble character and ethically sound judgment

(ii) To produce graduates with in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of physiotherapy

(iii) To produce physiotherapy graduates with clinical skills necessary to function effectively in various settings (Hospitals, Rehabilitation Facilities, other Health Establishments, Sports and Fitness Facilities, Industrial workplace and other occupational environments)

    iv.            To produce Physiotherapy graduates that shall be job and wealth creators equipped for self-employment in Hospitals, Rehabilitation Facilities, other Health Establishments, Sports and Fitness Facilities, Industrial workplace and other occupational environments

Admission Requirements

(a) Candidate must satisfy the prescribed minimum requirements for admission into the degree programme of Chrisland University.

(b) Candidates must have five credit passes in the Senior School Certificate or its equivalent in:

      (i)         English Language

     (ii)        Biology

     (iii)       Chemistry

     (iv)       Mathematics

     (v)        Physics

     (vi)       And any one of the following Economics, Geography and Agric. Science at one sitting.

(c) Transfer students (from other departments within the university) shall be expected to obtain a minimum of CGPA of 3.0 and 24 credit units including minimum of 9 units from Physics courses, 6 units from Chemistry courses, 6 units from Zoology courses specified for physiotherapy at 100 level.