Physical Therapy Program

We prepare competent physical therapy graduates for lives of thoughtful inquiry, leadership, service and care.

Physical Therapy

Our Mission

is to empower students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, leadership, service and care for their communities, and all mankind.

Goals

  • To apply Islamic values and traditions in the practice of physical therapy.
  • To show competence in the practice of physical therapy.
  • To acquire the necessary knowledge drawn from the biological, physical, and behavioral sciences.
  • To equip students with the necessary scientific background in the field of physical therapy.
  • To apply clinical skills of evaluation, problem-solving, and treatment used in patient management.
  • To relate their theoretical and practical experiences to the needs of society.
  • To demonstrate appropriate professional behavior with patients, their families, and other health care members.
  • To comprehendthe process of research design and research methodology.
  • To show competency with other national & international career professionals.
  • To use effective communication skills.
  • To demonstrate safe and ethical practice.
  • To appreciate continuing education and learning in order to develop their personal, professional, and post-graduate knowledge.

Program Description

The program requires four years of full-time study, plus one year of internship. Each year of study comprises two semesters. The duration of each semester averages 15 teaching weeks.

The program includes a balance of basic sciences, behavioural sciences, clinical/physical therapy sciences, clinical practice, and critical/scientific inquiry.

Program Structure

In the first year,
students will receive comprehensive courses in many topics in human biology, physics, mathematics, English and other topics. These topics prepare students to the specialized study of physical therapy. It also provides a structured background for most of the topics taught in the successive years.
In the second year of the program,
students will start to study basic information related to physical therapy such as therapeutic exercises, electro physical agents with emphasis on physical therapy examination procedures. At this year students also will be introduced to biomechanical bases of human movement.

In the third year,
students will start to study topics related to application of physical therapy in the field of practice as musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and sport injuries. In this year students also will have part-time clinical practice to build up their clinical sense & to provide a real life situation for practicing what they learnt in college.

In the fourth year,
students will continue their study of topics related to the application of physical therapy in the field of practice as neurology, paediatric geriatric & other topics. In this year student also will have part-time clinical practice to build up their clinical sense & to provide a real life situation for practicing what they learnt in college.

The fifth year,
is Internship training in a qualified hospital Physical Therapy Department.

Head Of Program Message

Welcome to the Physical Therapy Program at Batterjee Medical College. I am very pleased that you are interested in our program where you will discover the unique spirit and values in academic excellence and career development. The program continues to embrace its primary mission: to empower students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, leadership, service and care for their communities, and all mankind.

Working as a professional unit firmly embedded within the traditions of the KSA, BMC is a significant force in the development of professional practitioners and leaders who will positively impact a variety of private organizations and public agencies in the KSA and around the Gulf area. The Physical Therapy Program at BMC fosters a climate of intellectual challenge characterized by passionate learning and committed teaching. Faculty members seek to apply and advance knowledge and discern relationships between their professional areas of expertise and other branches of learning. We strongly believe in the idea that working as teachers and scholars must promote powerful learning in our students and that our students will in turn, provide a powerful and positive impact on the communities they serve and the world around them.

If you are interested in a high quality program that attempts to join the professional world with the rigors of academic excellence, then we believe that our program might be the right choice for you. We encourage you to explore our web pages and contact us if you have any further questions.

Prof. Samir Al Gazar, Head of Physical Therapy Program

Career Path / Advice

  • Hospitals: PT departments.
  • Geriatric care centres.
  • Disabled children centres.
  • Sport injury centres.
  • Rehabilitation Centres.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum

First Year: Preparatory Year

Second Year

Course Number Course Name Course credit
BCHPT 201 Medical Biochemistry
3
ANTPT 201 Anatomy I
3
ANTPT 202 Anatomy II & Histology
3
PHYSPT 201 Physiology I
3
PHYSPT 202 Physiology II
3
PT 201 Electro Physical Agents I
3
PT 203 Electro Physical Agents II
3
PT 202 Physical Therapy Examination Procedures I
3
PT 204 Physical Therapy Examination Procedures II
3
PSYPT 201 Rehabilitation Psychology
2
PT 205 Biomechanics
3
PT 206 Therapeutic Exercise I
3

Third Year

Course Number Course Name Course credit
PATPT 301 Pathology
2
PT 301 Orthopedics I
2
PT 307 Orthopedics II
2
PT 302 Kinesiology
3
SGYPT 301 Surgery
2
PT 303 Therapeutic Exercise II
3
PT 304 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I
3
PT 309 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II
3
PT 305 Sports Injuries
1
PT 306 Clinical Practice I
2
PT 311 Clinical Practice II
2
PT 311 Clinical Practice II
2
PH 309 Internal Medicine
3
PHAPT 301 Pharmacology
2
PT 308 Rehabilitation Procedures
2
PT 310 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
3

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Name Course credit
PT 401 Pediatrics & Normal Development
2
PT 402 Pediatric Physical Therapy
3
PT 403 Research Methodology
2
PT 404 Management in Healthcare Organization
2
BSTATPT 401 Advanced Biostatistics
2
RADPT 401 Radiology
2
PT 405 Neurosciences
2
PT 406 Clinical Practice III
2
PT 414 Clinical Practice IV
2
PT 407 Neurology & Neurosurgery
3
PT 408 Neurological Physical Therapy
3
PT 408 Neurological Physical Therapy
3
PT 409 Women’s Health
1
PT 410 Burn Rehabilitation
1
PT 411 Ethics of Physical Therapy
2
PSYPT 401 Psychiatry
2
PT 412 Geriatric Physical Therapy
2
PT 413 Independent Study
2

Fifth Year: Internship Program

Course Number Course Name Course credit
INTPT 501 Orthopedic Surgery, Traumatology
4
INTPT 502 Neurology & Neurosurgery
4
INTPT 503 Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery
4
INTPT 504 CCU, ICU
4
INTPT 505 Pharmacotherapy VII ( Immunology & Immunotherapeutic)
3
INTPT 506 Outpatient Department
4
INTPT 507 Community
4

Entry Requirements

Physical Therapy Program Faculty

Prof. Samir Al Gazar

Prof. Samir Al Gazar

Head of Program

physio1.jed@bmc.edu.sa

Dr. Osama Abdel Raouf

Dr. Osama Abdel Raouf

Associate professor of Physical Therapy

Pt4.jed@bmc.edu.sa

Dr. Ali Osman Selim

Dr. Ali Osman Selim

Assistant professor of Physical Therapy

Pt10.jed@bmc.edu.sa

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Fattah

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Fattah

Assistant professor of Physical Therapy

Pt12.jed@bmc.edu.sa

Dr. Mona Abdel Khalek

Dr. Mona Abdel Khalek

Assistant professor of Physical Therapy

Pt6.jed@bmc.edu.sa

Dr. Reem Dawood

Dr. Reem Dawood

Assistant professor of Physical Therapy

Pt9.jed@bmc.edu.sa

Mr. Mohamed Al Hussieni

Mr. Mohamed Al Hussieni

Clinical & lab Instructor of Physical Therapy

Pt11.jed@bmc.edu.sa

Ms. Fatma Saidi

Ms. Fatma Saidi

Clinical & lab Instructor of Physical Therapy

fatima.saidi@bmc.edu.sa

Ms. Reem Aboalaynayn

Ms. Reem Aboalaynayn

Clinical & lab Instructor of Physical Therapy

reem.hassan@bmc.edu.sa

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