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B. Voc in Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy: Eligibility, Job description, Duties and Requirements

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Physiotherapy is a drugless treatment for different physical conditions and exercise is the medicine. As a physiotherapist, you work with patients from all age groups with a wide variety of conditions and help them to overcome their difficulties which cause limitations to their actions using different exercise programs.

Occupational therapy deals with curing and rehabilitating the physically, emotionally and mentally disabled and challenged people. It consists of treating the patient, teaching and educating them the basic skills needed in performing daily activities.

If you’re interested in helping people improve their lives through rehabilitation and physical therapy, here’s what you need to know.

 

Eligibility Criteria for B.Voc in Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy

 

Students who have completed plus two are eligible to get admission in the B.Voc course.

Lateral Entries

  • Those who have qualified SSLC and completed two years of BSS diploma course in Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy are eligible to get direct admission to the second year of B.Voc course (3rd semester).

  • Students who have completed plus two and two years of BSS diploma course in Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy are eligible to get direct admission to the second year of B. Voc course (3rd semester).

  • Those who have qualified SSLC and completed one year of BSS diploma course in Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy are eligible to get admission to the B.Voc course.

  • Students who have completed plus two and one year of BSS diploma course in Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy are eligible to get direct admission to the second year of B. Voc course (3rd semester).

 

Course Duration

 

  • Three years for those who enter into the course generally.

  • Candidates who completed BSS Diploma course are possible to get admission through lateral entry scheme (For further reference check Eligibility criteria section)

 

Job Duties of Physiotherapist

 

  • To assist the treatment and prevention of physical disabilities, movement dysfunction or other health related conditions.

  • To assist the treatment of pain resulting from injury, disease, disability as well as documenting the progress of customized client treatment plans.

  • Manual Therapy – hands on, mobilizations (moving a joint passively) and manipulations, soft tissue work. 

  •   Modalities – TENS machine, Interferential current, muscular stimulation, biofeedback, heat, ice, ultrasound therapy, taping, laser therapy, shockwave which help decrease pain and/or swelling, and improve healing 

  •  Exercise Prescription.

  •  Patient Education.

 

Job Duties of Occupational Therapists

 

  • to provide rehabilitative services to the people with various physical or developmental impairments.

  • to focus on the development of treatment plans and procedures.

  • directing activity programs and documenting the progress.

  • deal with physically, mentally, morally, and mentally challenged people.

  • manage the dysfunctions caused due to social, biological, and economic reasons.

 

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy: What is it About?

 

  • Anatomy

  • Biochemistry

  • Physiology

  • Orthopedics

  • Surgery

  • Medicine Psychiatry

  • Pharmacology

  • Pathology

  • Microbiology

  • Psychology

  • Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy.

 

Required Job Skills

 

  • critical thinking, emotional stability and maturity, empathy for the disabled, physical and mental stamina.

  • avid learning, as the field of medicine is ever-changing, hence learning new things and applying them successfully is much required.

  • intellectual ability and emotional stability to function in a variety of clinical situations.

  • sufficient motor skills to be able to conduct activities like palpation, auscultation, percussion, and other diagnostic therapies on patients.

  • ability to perform motor functions so that they can provide general care and emergency treatment to the needy.

  • excellent observational skills so that they demonstrate and participate in healing patients.

  • a keen eye to observe accurately at a distance and close at hand.

  • good use of vision, hearing, and other sensory modalities.

  • good communication skills.

  • sensitivity to patients’ health and well-being.

 

Job Areas

 

  • Nursing homes and seniors’ residences

  • Hospitals and clinics

  • Schools

  • Community care agencies

  • Long-term care facilities

  • Cardiovascular rehabilitation 

  • Wound Care

  • Women’s Health

  • Critical Care

  • Occupational Health

 

 

Advance Course

 

 A student aspiring for more knowledge in the same or related domain can opt for higher studies in Master's degree.

 

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Click here for know about other B.Voc courses provided by Singhania University

Related courses : B.Voc in PhlebotomyB.Voc in C.S.S.D Technology, B.Voc in Patient care or B.Voc in Nursing etc.

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