Department of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Allied Health Sciences

The Department of Allied Health Sciences which is situated at No, 124/1, Barnes Place, Colombo 07 conducts all the academic and administrative matters related to the Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy. The BSc 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.

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