Curriculum | Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) | BIOSTATISTICS AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

 BIOSTATISTICS AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

PAPER CODE-

TEACHING HOURS: 120 

THEORY: 80 MARKS

  TIME: 3 HRS

 

S.  No Contents of the Topic Learning Objectives (At the end of the course the student shall be able to) Teaching Guideline Methodology Time
1.        Research Introduction To understand the basics of Research methodology. To Cover

·         Terminology in research

·         Ethical issues in research

·         Research process

Teacher seminar

Tutorial.

SIS

5
2.        Review of literature To understand the importance of review of literature.  To Cover

·         Importance, sources & steps in reviewing the literature.

Group discussion

Teacher seminar

Review of studies.

SIS

5
3.        Research design To illustrate the value of Research Design with its various types. To Cover

·         Type of research – qualitative & quantitative.

·         Experimental & non experimental, survey – advantages& disadvantages

Teacher seminar

Tutorial.

 

Review of different designs of study.

SIS

8
4.        Research process To demonstrate the research proposal with its consequences.

 

To illustrate the formulation of research hypothesis.

To Cover

·         Research question, Aim & objectives, Assumptions,

·         Limitations & Delimitations, Variables

·         Hypothesis – formation & testing

Teacher seminar

Tutorial.

SIS

8
5.        Sampling To understand the various sampling techniques and its variables. To Cover

·         Sampling technique

·         Population, sample,

·         Sample size & determination

·         Sampling methods

·         Sampling error

Teacher seminar

Tutorial.

SIS

Group Discussion

 

8
6.        Data collection and analysis To understand the various ways of data collection with their implementation and their reliability. To Cover

·         Data sources, technique of data collection, tools

·         Reliability & validity

·         Process of data collection

·         Pilot study-method, need

Teacher seminar

Tutorial.

SIS

Group Discussion

Problem based learning.

6
7.        Interpretation & presentation of data To demonstrate the various ways to interpret and present the data collected. To Cover

·         Quantitative & qualitative analysis

·         Graphical representation of data

·         Conclusion & discussion

Teacher seminar

SIS

Group Discussion

Problem based learning.

4
8.        Writing a dissertation, research paper describe the various steps involved in research report writing and different types of report writing To Cover

·         How to write dissertation, research paper

Teacher seminar

SIS

Horizontal integrated teaching.

6
9.        Critical appraisal of research To understand the importance of critical analysis of research. To Cover

·         Critical appraisal of research

Teacher seminar

SIS

Group Discussion

Problem based learning.

4
10.    Presentation and Publication of research To understand the ways to publish an article in journal and how to present it on stage. To Cover

·         Steps and process of research publications

·         Stage presentation

Teacher seminar

SIS

Group Discussion

Problem based learning.

6
11.    Biostatistics Introduction The understand the basics concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics in health care To Cover

·         Frequency distribution

·         Tabulation & graphical presentation of data

Teacher seminar

Tutorial.

SIS

Group Discussion

Problem based learning.

8
12.    Measures of central tendency To demonstrate the different types of calculations for central tendency values. To Cover

·         Mean,

·         Median,

·         Mode

Teacher seminar

SIS

Group Discussion

Problem based learning.

12
13.    Measures of variability To understand the importance measures of variability To Cover

·         Range

·         Percentage

·         SD

Teacher seminar

SIS

Group Discussion

Problem based learning.

12
14.    Sample distribution & error To understand the various sampling methods with its consequences. To Cover

·         Sample distribution & error

Teacher seminar

SIS

Group Discussion

Problem based learning.

6
15.    Correlation To describe the parametric and nonparametric test used for correlation research design To Cover

·         Meaning

·         Rank order

·         Product Moment correlation (Pearson’s product moment, Spearman’s Regression analysis)

Teacher seminar

SIS

Group Discussion

Problem based learning.

10
16.    Statistical significance To describe the describe the parametric and nonparametric tests used for multiple comparisons To Cover

·         Parametric tests-‘t’ tests, Tukeys following One way ANOVA

·         ANOVA ( Oneway, two way – for parametric & nonparametric ), ANOVA, Multistage ANOVA

·         Nonparametric tests-Chi-square test, Mann Witney U test, ‘Z’ test

·         Wilcoxon’s matched pairs test

Teacher seminar

SIS

Group Discussion

Problem based learning.

Vertical integrated teaching.

12

 

Reference books

  • Research methods in physical activity: Thomas, J
  • Bio-Stastics. Prof. S.C. Gakhar
  • Clinical research for health professionals: a user-friendly Guide: Batavia, Mitchell.
  • Practical research: a guide for therapists.French, Sally
  • Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications: Elizabeth Domholdt
  • Methods in biostatistics for medical students and research workers. Mahajan, B.K.
  • Manual ofbio5tatistics: Baride, JP

 

SEMINAR / CASE PRESENTATIONS

PAPER CODE-

 TOTAL HRS-100

  MARKS- 100

 

These will serve as platform for students to integrate various components of patient management and debate contentious issues on the efficacy of physiotherapy techniques. Students will give presentations on topic given to them.

CLINICAL TRAINING

Students will engage in clinical training in hospital based medical and physiotherapy department settings to enhance their clinical skills and apply contemporary knowledge gained during teaching sessions.


 

Admission 2017