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Physical therapy (or physiotherapy), often abbreviated PT, is a health care profession. PT is concerned with identifying and maximizing the quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment/intervention and rehabilitation. Thus it includes, physical, psychological, emotional and social well being. PT involves the interaction between physical therapists, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers and communities in a process, where movement potential is assessed as well as diagnosed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to PTs.
With the help of an individual's past medical history and physical examination, PT's arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan and incorporate the laboratory results as well as the results of imaging studies, if necessary. PT management includes prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy, education, manipulation and other interventions. In addition, PTs, work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles, provide services to individuals and society to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement as well as functional ability. This includes providing services in circumstances, where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury and diseases. Functional movement is essential for active and healthy lifestyle.
Pass in BM with 3 credits: 1 from Science and 2 from other subjects.
Pass in BM & BI.
For non-Malaysian citizens, please refer to the Malaysian Qualification Agency's (MQA) List of Overseas Qualifications & its equivalency with Malaysian Education System to see if you qualify for this course.
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