FRCPT Syllabus



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


The course is a graduate level 6 months course or 45 hours of online animated lecture course. All coursework are completed in both  direct and online. The direct course includes 10 alternative sundays direct lectured By.Dr.Prabhu and other faculties which includes 60 hours of direct theory and practical classes.  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).

FRCPT online course is a 45 hours online animated lecture course. The FRCPT online course includes daily online classes, lectured by Prof. Dr. Prabhu, Principal, MVM College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore Dr. Anand PT, Director, Healthshare Clinical Services, London, UK, Dr. Pawan Kumar PT, Director, Digital Teachings, & Consultant, RAA physiotherapy Centre, Chennai & Dr.Jagadeesan, MPTh, FRCPT, Managing Director, JK Physio & Rehab Clinics, 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. A candidate is declared to have passed FRCPT examination, if she/he secures 50 % of the marks.

FRCPT SAMPLE LECTURE –  It’s just a conversion of lecture powerpoint as video


FRCPT Module 01Integration of Imaging into Physical Therapy Practice

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.

FRCPT Module 02Fundamentals Of Musculoskeletal Imaging

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.

FRCPT Module 03Computed Tomography

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

FRCPT Module 04Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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

FRCPT Module 05Ultrasound

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

FRCPT Module 06Radiologic Evaluation Of Fracture

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.

FRCPT Module 07Imaging Of Brain

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.

FRCPT Module 08 – Radiologic Evaluation Of Cervical Spine

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.

FRCPT Module 09Radiologic Evaluation Of Dorsal Spine

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.

 FRCPT Module 10 – Radiologic Evaluation Of Lumbar & Sacral Spine

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 dorsal spine conditions; trauma, fractures, dislocations, sprains, Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, lumbar stenosis, ankylosing spondylitis, sacroilitis, degenerative diseases of lumbosacral spine and lumbosacral spine anomalies.

FRCPT Module 11 – Radiologic Evaluation Of Shoulder Complex

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.

FRCPT Module 12 –Radiologic Evaluation Of Elbow & TMJ

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.

 FRCPT Module 13 – Radiologic Evaluation Of Wrist & Hand

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 and RA.

FRCPT Module 14 – Radiologic Evaluation Of Hip & Pelvis

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.

 FRCPT Module 15 – Radiologic Evaluation Of Knee

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. Imaging analysis & interpretation of knee conditions; Fractures, Dislocations, OCD, osteonecrosis, meniscal tears, degenerative diseases and knee anomalies.

 FRCPT Module 16 – Radiologic Evaluation Of Ankle And Foot

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 Module 17 – Cardiopulmonary & Vascular System Imaging

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.

FRCPT Module 18 – Burns, Wound Healing Assessment & Pelvic Floor Biofeedback         

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

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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