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Diploma in Physiotherapy

Offered by: AIMST University
Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRefer to Univ.
FacultyFaculty of Allied Health Professions
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

AIMST offers two programs in physiotherapy. A three-year Diploma in Physiotherapy and four-year Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) program. Diploma program is opened for SPM leavers and the degree program caters for STPM and foundation students. Bachelor of Physiotherapy program also admits students with Diploma in Physiotherapy for credit transfer to two and half (2½) year Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons). Both the programs are well designed to produce graduates with in-depth knowledge and skills to assess and formulate physiotherapeutic diagnoses and provide appropriate interventions, rehabilitation and treatments to patients with physical disability, functional limitation and other illnesses and injuries. Both diploma and degree courses in physiotherapy are developed to educate and train graduates to be physiotherapy practitioners. The course utilizes a problem oriented approach in physiotherapy education emphasizing student-centered learning. The course aims to develop and cultivate skills in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, which are essential for professional practice as a physiotherapist. The practical experience gained through workplace learning help to nurture clinical competence and enhancing hand-on skills.


AIMST University Diploma in Physiotherapy consists of
• 6 Semesters including Clinical Placements
• Students are required to complete 1200 clinical hours within the 3 years of the programme
• Students are required to complete 105 credit hours and maintain a minimum 2.0 CGPA in order to graduate

Year 1 Semester 1
1. Essentials of Human Biology MHAH 21110 4 Credit Hours
2. English I UNIV 21101 3 Credit Hours
3. Introduction to Physics MHAH 21118 1 Credit Hours
4. Moral Studies/
Islamic Studies
MPU 2312
MPU 2322
2 Credit Hours
5. Anatomy MHPT 21120 3 Credit Hours
6. Physiology MHPT 21122 3 Credit Hours
7. Pengajian Malaysia U1 - (Compulsory) MPU 2153 3 Credit Hours


Year 1 Semester 2
1. Applied Anatomy MHPT 21121 3 Credit Hours
2. Basic Computer Applications MHAH 21111 2 Credit Hours
3. Pathology MHPT 21124 2 Credit Hours
4. English II UNIV 21102 3 Credit Hours
5. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy I MHPT 21127 2 Credit Hours
6. Introduction to Health Care System I MHPT 21123 2 Credit Hours
7. Biomechanics and Kinesiology MHPT 21143 4 Credit Hours
8. General Psychology I MHAH 21117 4 Credit Hours


Year 2 Semester 1
1. Cardio Respiratory Physiotherapy MHPT 22126 3 Credit Hours
2. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II MHPT 22132 4 Credit Hours
3. Introduction to Health Care System II MHPT 22128 3 Credit Hours
4. Electrotherapy I MHPT 22129 2 Credit Hours
5. Exercise Therapy MHPT 22130 4 Credit Hours
6. English III UNIV 22103 2 Credit Hours
7. Counseling Skills MHPT 23136 1 Credit Hours


Year 2 Semester 2
1. Sociological Perspectives MHAH 21115 2 Credit Hours
2. Systemic Disorder in Physiotherapy MHPT 22131 3 Credit Hours
3. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy III MHPT 22138 4 Credit Hours
4. Electrotherapy II MHPT 22133 3 Credit Hours
5. Neurological Physiotherapy-I MHPT 22135 3 Credit Hours
6. Physiotherapy in Women’s Health MHPT 22134 2 Credit Hours
7. Clinical Placement I - 8 Weeks MHPT 22180 2 Credit Hours


Year 3 Semester 1
1. Pediatrics Physiotherapy MHPT 23139 2 Credit Hours
2. Geriatric Physiotherapy MHPT 23140 2 Credit Hours
3. General Psychology II MHPT 23117 2 Credit Hours
4. Physiotherapy in Acute Care MHPT 23137 2 Credit Hours
5. Neurological Physiotherapy-II MHPT 23141 3 Credit Hours
6. Occupational Health and Sports Injury MHPT 23142 2 Credit Hours

University Electives (any one)

3.Promotions of Products
- Proposals
- Questionnaire
- Report
- Games
- Visits
MPU 2412
MPU 2422
MPU 2432
MPU 2442

MPU 2452
2 Credit Hours
8. Int. to Communication / BKA MPU 2222/ MPU 2133 2 Credit Hours
9. Clinical Placement II- 8 Weeks MHPT 22181 2 Credit Hours


Year 3 Semester 2
1. Clinical Placement III - 14 Weeks MHPT 22182 11 Credit Hours

The program is assessed based on clinical examination and the theory components.

The theory component comprise of:
•  40% continous assessment - 30% course work and 10% test
•  60% final examination

Entry Requirements
  • 5 credits in SPM inclusive of BM, English, Mathematics, one science subject (Biology/Physic/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science) and one other subject.
  • O-level – 5Cs inclusive of English, Mathematics & one science subject (Biology/Physic/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science) and 2 other subjects
  • UEC – 3Bs inclusive of Mathematics, English & one science subject (Biology/Physic/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science)
Intake Months

Registration Dates: 04 Apr / 11 Sept

Intake Closing Dates: 18 Apr / 25 Sept

Career Prospects

Physiotherapy is a dynamic and rewarding career. Physiotherapists are trained to examine, evaluate, diagnose and treat impairment, functional limitations and disabilities in patients. Physiotherapists practice in diverse employment opportunities, which include hospitals, medical centers, physiotherapy clinics, outpatient clinics, orthopedic clinics, health and wellness clinics, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, extended care facilities, education and research centers, schools, hospices, fitness and sports training centers, and industrial facilities. For further information on careers in physiotherapy check out the following links: World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Malaysian Physiotherapy Association.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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