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Study Physiotherapy in Malaysia 2020

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Fun Fact: It was the expatriates that brought physiotherapy into Malaysia and later on, Malaysians were sent under Colombo plan scholarship to service the country. Hence the birth of the Malaysian Physiotherapy Association on 19th January 1963 which was registered on 6th August the same year.

But what is physiotherapy? Why did the Malaysian government find it necessary to send her people to Colombo to service the country? Let us dive deeper into this field.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy also commonly known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession that treats patients to restore and maintain their mobility, health, fitness and well-being. This profession emphasizes on the ‘whole person’ approach by focusing on both prevention and rehabilitation of physical health.

Physiotherapists study the science of movement. They specialized in hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat illness, injury and disability. Not only that, they have the expertise to pinpoint the cause of the patients’ injuries and they will treat the illness using physiotherapy treatments. 

So if patients suffer from stroke, movement loss or even sporting injuries, physiotherapists can help them to get back their physical fitness.

Types of Physiotherapy treatments

There are several types of physiotherapy treatments and on this article we will be focusing on:

Whirlpool

This treatment is a form of hydrotherapy and is used to improve circulation, maintain clean wounds or even control inflammation. Whirlpool can be hot or cold depending on the patients’ injuries. This whirlpool bath has a motor that helps the water to move around the treated body part. 

Kinesiology Taping

Also called K-Tape, is a treatment where the tape will be adhered to the skin for a few days to relieve pain, facilitate and inhibit muscles and manage swelling or bruising. The tape is made of flexible fabric that stretches and pulls as patients move. 

Soft Tissue Mobilisation

This treatment uses hands-on techniques on patients’ muscles and ligaments due to soft tissue injury. It can help relax tense muscles and reduce scar tissue. Besides that, this treatment can also help in reducing swelling, circulate blood flow and relieving pain in athletic injuries.

Range of Motion (ROM) Exercises

This treatment refers to the movement of a joint from its fully flexed position to its fully extended position. There are 3 types of ROM exercises: passive, active assistance exercises and active exercises. Both passive exercises and active assistance exercises require physiotherapists to help and monitor the patients. On the other hand, active exercises patients perform movements without the assistance from physiotherapists. 

Traction

Traction is a manual technique to reduce pressure on affected backbone discs that cause pain. This treatment involves manual stretching of the spine where physiotherapists use their hands to create a force on the joints and muscles to widen the spaces between vertebrae. This is to treat low back pain and neck pain to improve mobility in spines. 

Reasons to Study Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is one of the five professions that is getting prominent in 2020. Nowadays, people, especially millennials are serious about taking care of their fitness and health. Therefore, there are more people who seek physiotherapists. 

2. Make an impact in society

Physiotherapists also play an important role in the healthcare industry, apart from professions such as doctors, dental surgeons or nurses. You will be helping people to get back their functional movements and wellbeing and improve their quality of life. You will see a smile on your patients and you will have a strong satisfaction at the end of the day. 

3. Highly Practical

Physiotherapists required research, observation, consultation, and hands-on when treating patients. It is always a different case every day. Therefore, it is recommended to study this course for students who hate desk jobs.

What can I do with a Physiotherapy Degree?

General Entry Requirement

STPM/ Foundation: Minimum GPA 2.33 in  Biology or Physics/ Mathematics or Chemistry

A-Level: Minimum 2 Ds in Biology or Physics/ Mathematics or Chemistry

Diploma: Minimum CGPA 2.75

UEC: 5B in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics and 3 other subjects

 

Please note that most universities require students to score at least 5 credits at SPM or IGCSE, with 3 credits in Biology, Chemistry, English or Mathematics.

For enquiries on any other entry requirement than above, contact us now 😃

How to Become a Physiotherapist in Malaysia?

Top Universities to study Physiotherapy in Malaysia

MAHSA University

“..graduates will be able to perform the demanding tasks expected of a highly qualified physiotherapist”

Program

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Intake

April & October

Duration

4 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

RM 96, 640

This course is in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University and by the end of this program, students will get a UK degree from this prestigious university. For enquiries on the course or how to apply to this university, please contact us 😃

INTI International University & Colleges

This programme will also improve students’ management, communication, problem-solving and organisational abilities”

Program

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Intake

January & July

Duration

4 years

Indicative Fees 2020

RM 92,689

This program is in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University and students will receive a UK degree upon graduation.

For enquiries on the course or how to apply to this university, please contact us 😃

University of Cyberjaya

“The curriculum design is reflecting current practice with research evidence and enhancing students’ knowledge, skills and professionalism”

Program

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Intake

February & September

Duration

4 years

Indicative Fees 2020

RM120, 000

For enquiries on the course or how to apply to this university, please contact us 😃

If you are interested in studying Physiotherapy in Australia, read Top Universities to Study Physiotherapy in Australia 2020.

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Study at Edith Cowan University Australia 2020

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History of Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large, multi-campus public university. It is located in Perth, Western Australia including three campuses:Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury. The institution was established in 1991 and considered to be one of the first institutions for higher education in the region of Western Australia. The reason for this is quite interesting since it was formed by a group of teacher’s colleges which has a history going back to the early 1900’s. 

ECU was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan who was the first woman to be elected to the Australian Parliament which makes ECU the only university in the country to be named after a woman.

ECU has over 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students while also annually welcoming approximately 6,000 international students from over 100 countries.
Moreover, ECU’s teaching and research is all industry-related thereby, equipping students with academic as well as practical knowledge and skills. All teachings are conducted in study environments and facilities that are award winning to help students thrive in any situation. 

Edith Cowan University Rankings

ECU is ranked 30th in Australia and has been awarded a 5 star rating for teaching quality by the ECU graduates for 2020. This makes ECU the only public university in Australia to achieve a high affirmation for teaching quality as they have been receiving this rating for 13 years consecutively.  

In addition, ECU’s Sports-related degree programs have been ranked in the world’s top 100 in 2019 whilst achieving and maintaining a Top 300 position for Education courses seven years in a row.
Further, ECU has been listed in the Top 150 in QS Top 50 under 50 ranking for 2018 and 2019, making it one of the youngest highly reputed universities.

ECU has eight teaching schools offering over 300 courses across the three campuses. 

  • School of Business and Law
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Science
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
School of Business and Law

The School of Business and Law at ECU is highly regarded in Australia. ECU was the first university in the country to teach employability skills in a program that is now a part of the Bachelor of Commerce program. Further, ECU is one of the only universities in Western Australia (WA) to offer courses such as Bachelor of International Hotel  & Resort Management, Master of Marketing and Innovation Management. Moreover, ECU introduced the first professionally accredited online Law degree in WA. 

Quality Indicators Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked ECU at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst all the public universities in Australia in 2019. Business and Law disciplines are also ranked best in Western Australia:

  1. Business and Management
  2. Legal and Paralegal Studies

ECU is also ranked at the top as an Australian Public university of skills and educational experience. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Commerce

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of Laws

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

If you are interested to know more about studying Business or Law at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Arts and Humanities

ECU focuses on the importance of communication and understanding fellow individuals as it is fundamental for human existence. ECU offers diverse course areas such as; Media and Communication, Criminology, Design, Psychology and Counselling. 

ECU is the only in the area of Western Australia to offer specialized majors in children and family studies as well as human services within a Social Science program.

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Arts

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Design

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Psychology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Arts and Humanities courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Education

ECU School of Education is highly reputed in Australia. It is the oldest and largest school of Education in Western Australia. It is also Western Australia’s most popular school for graduating professional educators more than any other institution in the state. Furthermore, they have the widest range of Secondary teaching specializations amongst all universities in the are. 

QILT ranked ECU School of Education at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst public schools in Australia.
ECU is also ranked best in the country across the following disciplines for teaching quality, student support, skills and educational experience;

  1. Humanities, Culture, Social Sciences
  2. Rehabilitation
  3. Creative Arts
  4. Teacher Education

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood studies)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

If you are interested to know more about studying Education  courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at ECU is one of the fastest growing schools and is amongst the world’s top 175. Students will gain practical experiences in advanced labs and workshops. They will also have the opportunity to receive real life experience from 12 weeks of industry placement. The courses are designed with close collaboration of industry needs to help better prepare students. 

ECU received 5-star rating from students in the 2020 Good University Guide in areas such as;

  1. Teaching Quality
  2. Skills Development
  3. Student Support
  4. Learning Resources

As mentioned above, ECU is the only public university in Australia to receive 5-star ratings for teaching quality 13 years in a row. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Engineering – Civil (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Computer systems (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Engineering courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Science

Students who wish to study Science at ECU have a wide array of specialization options to choose from. Students can select from traditional subjects such as Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry or choose courses in Computing and Security or Natural Sciences where disciplines such as Counter Terrorism, Cyber Security and Environmental Management is taught. 

QILT ranked ECU’s School of Science disciplines as some of the best in Western Australia;

  1. Computing and Information Systems
  2. Science and Maths

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Computer Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Information Technology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,650

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

ECU places a strong emphasis on the importance of good health and enhancing the quality of lives for others. Therefore, ECU offers a variety of courses. Students can study a Science degree in areas such as; Biomedical Science, Exercise and Sports Science or Paramedical Science. Students also have the option to choose other Health related degree programs such as Occupational therapy, Speech pathology and Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Medical Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,700

Bachelor of Health Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,850

Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,950

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Nursing and Midwifery

ECU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is Western Australia’s largest nursing program. The institution has the only Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery double degree in Western Australia. Further, the school has partnerships with rural and metropolitan hospitals and the private sector to enable students to receive undergraduate clinical placements in one setting.   

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,900

If you are interested to know more about studying Nursing courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WWAPA)

WAAPA is a nationally and internationally recognized academy in Australia. They provide comprehensive training in a range of performing arts courses.
WAAPA offers courses in the following disciplines: 

  • Aboriginal Performance
  • Acting
  • Arts Management
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Music Theater
  • Performing Arts
  • Production and Design 

It is a creative and supportive environment where students are encouraged continuously to pursue artistic excellence. Each year critically-acclaimed guest artists collaborate with students and staff to present over 300 public performances.
The Academy’s reputation is confirmed as WAAPA graduates go on to excel in their chosen field of profession around the world. Some of the Star graduates are well known actors, dancers, musicians, including: Hugh Jackman, Dacre Montgomery, Frances O’connor, Emma Matthews, Lucy Durack and many more. 

If you are interested to know more about studying WAAPA courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

ECU Student activities, Clubs & Societies

ECU’s student guilds acts on behalf of all students, thereby, providing many services to students in aim to protect their rights and enhance their experience while studying. 

The guild has organized many clubs and societies for students to join. They also have social events and cultural activities to ensure students enjoy their time beyond studies. This is a good way for students to wind down, relax and make new friends.

Their clubs range from; 

  • Academic – Arts Management Student Organisation, Finance & Accounting Society, Edith Cowan Aviators etc
  • Equity – Mature age student network, ECU Wellbeing Community, Queer Collective, Women’s Community etc
  • Social – ECU Badminton club, Collective hope, ECU Malaysia club, Cricket club etc
  • Sports – ECU Jets Sports club 

If you would like to know more about student activities at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

ECU Student Accommodation

The university offers on-campus accommodation at all three campuses. Off-campus accommodation services are also available through ECU. 
The on-campus accommodation is operated by campus Living Villages. The villages consist of modern single and multi-room units. Most of the accommodation are apartment style and is close to all campuses, local shops, and sport facilities.
There are a wide range of rooms available for students based on their budget as they offer tenants below market prices. 

ECU Village Bunbury Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms

AUD$192.70

 

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

AUD$237.20

ECU Village Joondalup Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS Studio 

AUD$195.20 – $200.20

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

4 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms

AUD$1227.20 – $233.20

ECU Village Mount Lawley Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS 2 bedroom apartment with 1 bathroom

AUD$170.70

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedroom apartment Lakeside with 2 bathrooms

AUD$176.70 – $196.70

If you are interested to know more about student accommodation available at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

 

 

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Yellani Rasaputhra
I am a student from Monash University, Malaysia. Currently studying Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in International Business and Marketing. I like to spend my time painting and swimming.

 

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