Department of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Allied Health Sciences

The Department of Allied Health Sciences which is situated at the 10th floor of the UCFM Tower, No-25, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo 08 conducts all the academic and administrative matters related to the Bachelor of Science Honours in Physiotherapy. The BSc Honours in Physiotherapy degree programme is a four year course initiated in 2006 with the enrollment of students of 2005 A/L batch. Prof. Joe Perera, Associate Professor in Anatomy was the first course coordinator of the BSc Physiotherapy degree programme. He was succeeded by Prof. Vajira H.W. Dissananyake,  Dr. Ajith Malalasekera (Senior Lecturers in Anatomy), Dr. Jithangi Wanigasinghe(Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics) and Prof. DJ Athony. Presently the Department is headed by Dr. Subhashini Jayawardene, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy graduates are expected to take over patients with musculoskeletal and neurological impairments, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation necessities, children with disabilities, elderly care, women’s health and sports related injuries. Physiotherapy undergraduates gain their clinical training at National Hospital Sri Lanka, Ragama Rehabilitation Hospital, Chest hospital Welisara, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children and Community Rehabilitation Centres, The Department of Allied health Sciences has established links with international universities and utilizes visiting lecturers to provide more exposure and experience to the undergraduates.


Asia Sports Medicine and Science Award 2022 – Dr. Chathuranga Ranasinghe

Congratulations to Chathuranga on winning the 7th Sheikh Fahad Hiroshima-Asia Sports Medicine and Science Award in line with the Asian Games 2022, by the Hiroshima City Sports Association, Hiroshima, Japan at the General Assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) (mother organization of all 45 National Olympic Committees (NOC)/countries in Asia) on the 4th…

Colombo Physiotherapy Week 2022

Physiotherapy Students Welfare Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo is celebrating World Physiotherapy Day by organizing “Colombo Physiotherapy Week” from September 2nd to 8th. The theme of 2022 is “Osteoarthritis and the role of physiotherapists in its treatment and in the management of people affected by osteoarthritis”. The inauguration ceremony of Colombo Physiotherapy Week…
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