EDUCATION IN PHYSICAL THERAPY IN TRIPOLI UNIVERSITY IN LIBYA
Physical therapy department at the faculty of medical technology, Tripoli University, was established in 1994. This was established in response to the dire need for highly educated graduates in the country to fulfill the increasing demands for a professional physical therapy services. The four years bachelor degree programme offered in both departments are blended learning programs comprised of number of modules covering both theory and clinical practice. These modules include multidisciplinary subjects like: biology, English language, Arabic language, statistics and computer, medicinal physics, medicinal chemistry, histology, pathology, biomechanics, tests and measurements, physiology, therapeutic exercises, biochemistry, anatomy, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy, pharmacology, gynecology and obstetrics, p.t for gynecology and obstetrics, internal medicine and geriatrics, p.t for internal medicine and geriatrics, psychology and ethics, p.t for orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, pediatrics and pediatric surgery, p.t for pediatrics and pediatric surgery, rehabilitation, research methods, neurology and neurosurgery, p.t for neurology and neurosurgery, surgery, burns and plastic surgery and p.t for surgery, burns and plastic surgery.
The bachelor degree programme is designed to prepare students for careers in the disciplines of physical therapy science. The overall objective is to prepare qualified graduates equipped with skills and competences not only to help to develop an overall understanding of the theoretical bases of physical therapy science but also, help to inculcate an in depth knowledge of their areas of specialization, identify major research issues and address challenges in physical therapy science.
It is hoped that Graduates at the end of their study could work in physical therapy or in different medical departments in an interdisciplinary team, in public and private hospitals and also in sports society as supervisor of the sports teams.
In this overview, the main focus is on the educational and research activities in the field of physical therapy in Libya.