FRCPT Overview

FRCPT Overview

FELLOWSHIP IN RADIOLOGY COURSE FOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS [FRCPT]

The FRCPT is offered by Digital Teachings Educational Trust, Bangalore, India. The FRCPT course is designed to meet the international standards and practices. 

FRCPT Duration: The duration of the course is 6 months, it consist of 3 Months of Part 1 Basics of Radiology & 3 months of Part 2 Advanced Radiology 

Mode of Teaching: Live Online Animated

Mode Examination: Live Online Proctored

Number of Live Lectures: 70+ Hours

Lecture Schedule: Weekend Lectures

Duration of Live Lecture: 1 hour to 1.30 hours

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Prabhu, Principal, MVM College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore Dr. Anand PT, Director, Healthshare Clinical Services, London, UK, and  Dr. Pawan Kumar PT, Director,  Digital Teachings, Chennai, India.

Language of Instruction: English

FRCPT course is divided into 2 parts, the former  being Basics of Radiology & latter being Advanced Radiology It is mandatory to study both parts to receive FRCPT course certificate. Alternatively, Candidates who completes only Part 1 Basics of Radiology will be given as  “Certification on Radiology Course for Physical Therapists – CRCPT”.

FRCPT Part 1 – Basics of Radiology

Duration – 3 Months

Introduction/ review the guide to Physical therapy practice, Changing perspectives on diagnostic imaging in physical therapy education, Evidence supporting increased imaging education.  Examine the role physical therapist as primary care provider in United States of America, and other countries. Evaluate the role of imaging in the diagnostic process and physical therapy intervention.

Introduction to radiology and historical perspectives of radiology. Explore the concepts of science of X-rays, understanding the image and fundamental radiographic principles. Examine the search pattern of radiographic analysis, radiographic diagnosis of skeletal pathology and radiologic report.

Explore the science & principles of CT, and different forms, views & uses of CT. Evaluate the role of CT in neuro imaging & MSK imaging. Learn how to diagnose easily with CT scan.

Explore the science & principles of MRI, and different forms, views & uses of MRI. Evaluate the role of MRI in neuro imaging & MSK Imaging.

Explore the science & principles of diagnostic ultrasound, and different types, & uses of ultrasound. Evaluate the role of ultrasound in biofeedback.

Introduction / review of radiologic elements of fracture description, reduction and fixation of fractures. Explore the radiological evaluation of fractures in children and adults with its complications.

Radiologic anatomy of elbow and TMJ. Elbow projections: AP, lateral, oblique views.  TMJ Projections; Transcranial view (lateral oblique transcranial), cephalometry, submentovertex view and panoramic radiograph. Imaging analysis & interpretation of elbow conditions; trauma, fractures, dislocations, sprains, Epicondylitis, osteochondritis dissecans. Imaging analysis & interpretation of TMJ conditions; trauma, fractures, dislocations, OA, RA, TMJ disc displacement, TMJ hypermobility, adhesion, & craniomandibular anomalies.

Radiologic anatomy of wrist and hand. Routine Projections: PA, lateral and oblique views. Optional Projections: Ulnar deviation PA view, carpal tunnel view radial deviation PA view, clinched-fist PA view and stress views. Imaging analysis & interpretation of wrist & hand conditions: Trauma, fractures, dislocations, carpal instabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, OA, RA and other disorders.

Radiologic anatomy of hip & pelvis. Routine Projections: AP, lateral frog-leg radiograph, cross-table lateral. Imaging analysis & interpretation of hip & pelvic conditions: Trauma, fractures, dislocations, OA, avascular necrosis of femur, slipped femoral capital epiphysis, developmental dysplasia of hip, femeroacetabular impingement and RA.

Radiologic anatomy of ankle & foot. Ankle x ray views: AP, lateral, AP oblique (mortise). Foot x ray views: AP, lateral, oblique. Imaging analysis & interpretation of ankle & foot conditions conditions: Fractures, Dislocations, sprains, hallux valgus, pes cavus, pes planus, talipes equinovarus and foot anomalies.

 

FRCPT Part 2 – Advanced Radiology

Radiologic anatomy of hip & pelvis. Routine Projections: AP, lateral frog-leg radiograph, cross-table lateral. Imaging analysis & interpretation of hip & pelvic conditions: Trauma, fractures, dislocations, OA, avascular necrosis of femur, slipped femoral capital epiphysis, developmental dysplasia of hip, femeroacetabular impingement and RA.

X-Ray, MRI & CT: Radiologic anatomy of cervical spine. Cervical spine x ray views; AP, lateral, open mouth AP, right oblique, left oblique, lateral flexion, lateral extension, swimmers lateral and trauma cross table view.  Diagnostic imaging for trauma of cervical spine. Radiologic analysis & interpretation of cervical spine conditions; Fractures, Dislocations, Hyperflexion & hyperextension sprains, IVD herniations, degenerative diseases of cervical spine and cervical spine anomalies.

X-Ray & MRI: Radiologic anatomy of lumbar & sacral spine. Lumbar spine X ray views; AP, lateral, oblique, coned views, and lateral L5-S1 views.  Sacroiliac Projections; AP, oblique views. Radiologic analysis & interpretation of lumbar spine conditions; trauma, fractures, dislocations, sprains, Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, lumbar stenosis, ankylosing spondylitis, sacroilitis, degenerative diseases of lumbosacral spine and lumbosacral spine anomalies.

Radiologic anatomy of thoracic spine. Thoracic spine X ray views; AP, lateral, oblique, coned views, and swimmers lateral.  Sternal Projections; Posterior oblique, anterior oblique and lateral views. Diagnostic imaging for trauma of dorsal spine. Radiologic analysis & interpretation of dorsal spine conditions; Fractures, Dislocations, sprains, 3 column injuries, Osteoporosis, Pott’s disease, Scheuermann’s disease, thoracic, sternal & rib anomalies.

X Ray & MRI: Radiologic anatomy of shoulder complex. Shoulder X ray views; AP internal rotation & external rotation, AP neutral views. Acromioclavicular projections: Upright AP view. Scapular projections: AP & lateral views.  Additional Projections: Axillary view of glenohumeral joint, Scapular “Y” lateral view. MRI & CT of Shoulder. Radiologic analysis & interpretation of shoulder complex conditions: trauma, fractures, dislocations, sprains, rotator cuff tears, glenoid labrum tears, impingement syndrome and adhesive capsulitis.

Knee X Ray & MRI: Radiologic anatomy of knee complex. Knee x ray views; AP, lateral, PA axial “tunnel” view of the intercodylar fossa, tangential view of the patellofemoral joint. MRI anatomy of knee, MRI views of knee and MR analysis of knee conditions. Imaging analysis & interpretation of knee conditions; Fractures, Dislocations, OCD, osteonecrosis, meniscal tears, degenerative diseases and knee anomalies.

Radiologic anatomy, evaluation & advanced imaging. Basic projections: PA & Lateral views. Imaging analysis & interpretation cardiopulmonary conditions: Pnemonia, Atelectasia, plural effusion, pneumothorax, COPD, aortic dissection, mediastienal lymphadenopathy, congestive heart failure, heart valve disease.

CT imaging of Brain anatomy, pathology & complications.

Choose your time-zone  &  FRCPT Course Schedule

FRCPT live online course is available in following three time zones now. Applicants can choose any convenient time zones and join the course.

FRCPT Commencement: 18th June, 2022

Completion Date: 17th December 2022

Applicants from Eastern Europe & Middle East countries can conveniently choose this time zone, as the live animated lectures will be taken from Dubai, UAE time-zone at

Saturdays: 07.30 - 08.30 pm

Sundays: 06.30 - 07.30 pm or 08.00 - 09.00 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

Your Country Specific Time

Rome & Cairo: 

Saturdays: 04.30 - 05.30 pm

Sundays: 03.30 - 04.30 pm or 05.00 - 06.00 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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Vienna, Warsaw, Budapest, Cape Town: 06.30 - 07.30 pm

Saturdays: 04.30 - 05.30 pm

Sundays: 03.30 - 04.30 pm or 05.00 - 06.00 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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Moscow, Kyiv, Bucharest: 7.30 - 8.30pm

Saturdays: 06.30 - 07.30 pm

Sundays: 05.30 - 06.30 pm or 07.00 - 08.00 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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Athens, Tel Aviv:

Saturdays: 05.30 - 06.30 pm

Sundays: 04.30 - 05.30 pm or 06.00 - 07.00 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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 Istanbul, Riyadh, Amman, Nairobi: 08 - 09 pm

Saturdays: 06.30 - 07.30 pm

Sundays: 05.30 - 06.30 pm or 07.00 - 08.00 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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Dubai:

Saturdays: 07.30 - 08.30 pm

Sundays: 06.30 - 07.30 pm or 08.00 - 09.00 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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Tehran: 

Saturdays: 07.00 - 08.00 pm

Sundays: 06.00 - 07.00 pm or 07.30 - 08.30 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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Kindly choose other time zone below, if this time zone is not convenient for you.

FRCPT Commencement: 18th June, 2022

Completion Date: 17th December 2022

Applicants from India - South Asia can conveniently choose this time zone, as the live animated lectures will be taken from Bangalore, Indian Time Zone (IST).

Saturdays: 09.00 - 10.00 pm IST

Sundays: 08.00 - 09.00 pm or 09.30 - 10.30 pm IST (Choose any one session on Sundays)

Your Country Specific Time

New Delhi, Colombo, Bishkek- Kyrgyzstan: 

Saturdays: 09.00 - 10.00 pm

Sundays: 08.00 - 09.00 pm or 09.30 - 10.30 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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Aschabad-Turkmenistan, Tashkent-Uzbekistan, Islamabad & Dushanbe-Tajikistan: 

Saturdays: 08.30 - 09.30 pm

Sundays: 07.30 - 08.30 pm or 09.00 - 10.00 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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Kathmandu:

Saturdays: 09.15 - 10.15 pm

Sundays: 08.15 - 09.15 pm or 09.45 - 10.45 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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Thimphu, Bhutan, Nur-Sultan-Kazakhstan:

Saturdays: 09.30 - 10.30 pm

Sundays: 08.30 - 09.30 pm or 10.00 - 11.00 pm (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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Vientiane, Laos, Bangkok, Thailand: 10 - 11 pm

Saturdays: 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Sundays: 09.30 - 10.30 pm or 11.00 - 12.00 pm IST (Choose any one session on Sundays)

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Kindly choose other time zone below, if this time zone is not convenient for you.

FRCPT Commencement: 18th June, 2022

Completion Date: 17th December 2022

Applicants from Austro-Asia countries can conveniently choose this time zone, as the live animated lectures will be taken from Singapore - Hongkong time-zone at 08.30 pm. 

Your Country Specific Lecture Time

Taiwan, Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, & Singapore: 08.30 - 09.30 pm

Jakarta: 07.30 - 08.30 pm

Seoul & Tokyo: 09.30 - 10.30 pm

Adelaide: 10 - 11 pm 

Brisbane: 10.30 - 11.30 pm

Kindly choose other time zone above, if this time zone is not convenient for you.

The program is taught by qualified faculty and has a balanced exposure of both theory and virtual practical training. 

The course will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively utilize diagnostic imaging in the management of selected conditions seen by physiotherapists.

The curriculum will emphasize patient safety and a physiotherapist’s accountability to ensure effective and appropriate utilization of diagnostic imaging, and facilitate timely access to diagnostic imaging. Curriculum will include, but not be limited to:

  • Understanding imaging technology
  • Patient safety issues and risks when ordering diagnostic imaging
  • Criteria for ordering diagnostic imaging
  • Ethics of the use of diagnostic imaging in physiotherapy practice
  • Using search patterns to understand images
  • Understanding content and relevance of an imaging report
  • Integration of diagnostic imaging findings into practice
  • Understanding cost and utilization issues associated with diagnostic imaging procedures

Frcpt course will includes all aspects of radiology but importance will be given to more of musculoskeletal radiology. Kindly refer detailed syllabus page for more information.

Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Engage in the diagnostic process using orthopedic imaging procedures when appropriate to establish differential diagnoses.
  2. Decide the most appropriate musculoskeletal imaging procedure according to the client presentation and the current best evidence for diagnosis.
  3. Determine the most appropriate radiographic views according to client presentation, current best evidence for diagnosis, and current best evidence for reducing ionizing radiation exposure.
  4. Describe a systematic approach to the analysis of plain film radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography and determine the relevance of visualized pathology to clinical decision-making.
  5. Use evidence-based diagnostic imaging procedures as appropriate to help determine the client who would benefit from physical therapy interventions and the client who requires referral for medical services.
  6. Review diagnostic test studies on musculoskeletal imaging according to evidence-based criteria for validity, including an explanation of radiographic clinical decision rules for orthopedic pathology related to the spine and extremities.
  7. Understand basic & advanced concepts of musculoskeletal image acquisition and interpretation.
  8. Recognize the appearance of normal anatomy and common pathology on musculoskeletal images to facilitate diagnostic accuracy and appropriate intervention strategies and forces.
  9. Effectively educate patients and clients regarding their diagnostic imaging results.  Formulate an enhanced working vocabulary of diagnostic and musculoskeletal imaging terminology and appropriately communicate with other medical professionals using the language of diagnostic imaging.

Most importantly, you will be able to apply the knowledge to your clinical practice immediately!

The course will include direct lectures, mini-online lectures, self-directed study chapters, case studies and online discussions.

  • Online lectures: There will be Approximately 60 Online class room lectures by Prof.Dr.Prabhu and other FRCPT faculties to introduce and elaborate the imaging techniques and its clinical applications.
  • Direct lectures: There will be 80 direct class room lectures by Prof.Dr.Prabhu and other FRCPT faculties to introduce and elaborate the imaging techniques and its clinical applications.
  • Self-directed study chapter: Online lectures will be supplemented by a self-directed study chapter from the course text. Each week, students will be provided with a guided learning sheet and will be expected to work through assigned course text chapters to answer objectives of guided learning questions.
  • Case studies: Case study or case study series with assigned questions will be posted for each course module. Participants will be expected to read case study(s) and work though the assigned questions.
  • Mini-Online discussions (if Required): Will be used for a group discussion of the case study(s) and assigned questions. All on-line discussions will be moderated by the course instructors
  • There will be two proctored exams in this course (can be completed at our officially recognized centers for those outside of Bangalore and there will be a remote proctoring option  too.

Tuition costs

Please refer admission procedures and fee page for more details.




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Testimonials

What our patients say about us

One of best course for physiotherapists to read and interpretation of radiology films. Dr prabhu sir explained very well with 2D and 3D pics with basics of anatomy . The best thing about course is scheduling the classes and giving time to understand more . I recommend this course for every physiotherapist if you are not good at evaluation of radiology films.

S Srinivas
Clinical Physiotherapist, Hydrabad

First time, I attended a course with full of easy animation which made me to understand the radiology ..just like watching a movie....wow....Very good efforts Dr.Prabhu. Kindly include US, if possible.

Dr. Swetha PT,FRCPT
Clinical Physiotherapist, Pune

FRCPT changed my understanding of radiological anatomy & clinical co-relation. This course made my inferences a “knife in butter”.

Dr. T.R.Vivek Reginald, PT, FRCPT, ACO(Osteopathy)
Physioptherapist - Newzone Spine & Joint Clinic

Interpret the radiological finding and to correlate the clinical findings with radiological findings.

Dr.M.S.Pawan Kumar PT, FRCPT, MHSc (Ergo), COMPT
Physiotherapist - RAA Physiotherapy Clinic, Chennai

I would recommend and the teaching methods were most modern and advanced that I have ever seen by that time in 2012  itself

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