FRCPT Syllabus

FRCPT Syllabus


A candidate seeking admission to Fellowship in radiology course for Physiotherapists should have completed 2nd year bachelor of physiotherapy conducted by universities or any equivalent of the same.

FRCPT offered in two modes: Online Live & offline direct, providing 70 hours of animated radiology lectures. Participants can select their preferred mode—either online or offline. However, it's important to note that direct courses may be available only in select cities and specific timeframes. The course is divided into Basics of Radiology (Part 1) and Advanced Radiology (Part 2).

FRCPT Online Live: 6 Months with 60 - 70 Hours of Live Animated Lectures.

The FRCPT online course spans six months, comprising 60-70 hours of animated live lectures. Live sessions are conducted on Fridays, catering to physiotherapists in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Additionally, for physiotherapists in the Indian subcontinent, classes are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays with 1hour to 1.30 hours of online live lecture. The overall FRCPT online course is structured over six months, with the first three months dedicated to Part 1 covering the Basics of Radiology, followed by an additional three months focusing on Part 2, delving into Advanced Radiology.

FRCPT Offline Direct: 10 Sundays - 70 Hours of Animated Lectures

For FRCPT Offline Direct, participants engage in a comprehensive learning experience over 10 Sundays, totaling 70 hours of animated lectures.

As this is a graduate level course, participants can expect to spend an additional 2-3 hours of study time per day of course time (this may vary depending on the individual’s level of experience and time).

The FRCPT course will be delivered by esteemed professionals, including Prof. Dr. Prabhu, Principal, MVM College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore and guest teachers Dr. Anand PT, Director, Healthshare Clinical Services, London, UK, and Dr.Pawan Kumar PT, Director, Digital Teachings, & Consultant, RAA physiotherapy Centre, Chennai.

English shall be the medium of instruction for all the subjects of study and for the examinations of the FRCPT Course.
A FRCPT candidate is required to attend 80% of classes in all subjects to become eligible to appear for the FRCPT examination.

The final FRCPT examination will be held at the end of all the specified lectures. It is a MCQ based examination with maximum of 100 marks. A candidate is declared to have passed FRCPT examination, if she/he secures 50 % of the marks.

FRCPT Sample Lecture

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FRCPT Modules

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.

CT imaging of Brain anatomy, pathology & complications.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Assessment of burn depth, Burn depth estimation, burn wound healing potential, imaging modalities for the assessment of burn wound depth, & pelvic floor biofeedback.

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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 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

The animation techniques used in FRCPT course is more advanced even when I study in 2012 itself. Amazing Course for Physiotherapists.

For decades I have been trying to break through my barriers in Radiology. But there’s something about your approach that’s work for me. I learn a lot from it & for the first time I’m genuinely excited. This course is highly recommended!!! Leoj:

Dr.Joel Quiambao PT, FRCPT (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)/Philippines
Rehab Director KPTC

The course was very informative and all the information was delivered very clearly

Dr.Prabhu's classes were very clear and highly interesting & I liked his style of teaching with high interaction to every individual

Senior specialist PT, Al Adan Hospital, Kuwait

Explanation of each module is done in full details and as many number of times required till it fits into your memory. Very useful course. It changes the way of thinking and I would recommend it to all

Assistant Professor, SM S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

It’s easy to learn difficult things with Dr.Prabhu's help. Very accommodating professor and makes it completely possible to complete the course with our busy schedule. Excellent experience all along

Physical Therapist, Clay County Hospital. Alabama. USA
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