In a first, Kerala Govt gives nod for BPT course in medical college

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Kottayam: The Kerala Government has given approval for new paramedical courses at the Government Medical College, Kottayam.

The new courses include Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), BSc in Radiotherapy and Radiodiagnosis, BSc in Medical Imaging Technology (MIT), and Diploma in Endoscopy (DET).

The courses are yet to receive affiliation from Kerala University of Health Sciences. For the first time, a physiotherapy programme at a medical college has received state clearance.

Physiotherapists are in huge demand in various departments, such as pediatrics, geriatrics, palliative care and gynecology in both government and private hospitals.

Internships are offered for students opting for these courses. Admissions will be based on the Kerala Rank List for nursing and paramedical courses drawn up by the LBS Centre For Science & Technology.

Candidates who have scored above 50% in Class 12 (Science stream) can apply.

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