Preamble | Master of Physiotherapy

PREAMBLE

Our modern lifestyle – with all its perks and benefits – has started to take a toll on our bodies. Back pain, knee pain, and neck strains have become everyday problems.

Physiotherapy is one of the popular courses in modern medicine worldwide. This deals with the human movements as central to the health and well being of individual. Physiotherapists are trained professionals who help their injured patients get back to the highest possible range of movement. In addition to their role in maintenance and restoration of physical function& health, Physiotherapists are also responsible for promotion of health, life style, quality of life and prevention of physical dysfunction and disability

This holistic approach incorporates a broad range of physical and physiological therapeutic interventions and aids

The core skills used by Physiotherapy include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro therapeutic modalities.

Specifically, physiotherapists improve client’s quality of life by:

  • Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness;
  • Preventing disease, injury, and disability;
  • Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions;
  • Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance;
  • Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions; and
  • Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.
  • Students studying physiotherapy learn about the clinical sciences such as the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and neuromuscular systems. They also learn about biomechanics, neuro-anatomy, human growth and development, and the various manifestations of disease. They learn to diagnose patients based on observations and taking personal histories. They also study how to collaborate with patients and family members to determine a plan of care that will be effective for all concerned. In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration. At present, in our country very few Universities are generating Health professionals specialized in Physiotherapy.
  • The Masters of Physiotherapy (MPT) programme introduced by SGT University promises to generate professionals having extensive and elaborated knowledge in the field of Physiotherapy.
  • Practical training to students are imparted at state of the art Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation centre where students gets hands on training under the expert faculty of 665 bedded multi disciplinary SGT Hospital, which is located with in the premises of SGT University. Students expand their horizons of therapeutic and rehabilitative concepts through involvement in community based rehabilitation programs and other “outreach” programs. Thus the students have the advantage of excellent clinical training, besides highest level of academic activity which bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and its practical application

GOALS

  • The specific goal of the educational program is to prepare individuals to undertake the roles of a Physiotherapist in India and abroad as well. These roles include clinical practitioner, communicator, collaborator, manager, advocate, scholarly practitioner, and professional. With critical enquiry and evidence-based practice as the foundation, our program promotes the acquisition of advanced academic knowledge, skills and behaviors that are essential for a primary health care provider in a complex and continually evolving health care environment.
  • The Master of Physiotherapy (MPT endorsed) programme endorsed in one of the specialist areas (Orthopaedic,Neurology, Cardiopulmonary & Sports Physiotherapy) aims to advance the student’s clinical reasoning and patient management skills beyond that of the entry level practitioner and provide one of the prerequisites necessary to achieve specialisation.
  • The Faculty of Physiotherapy has a strong postgraduate research programme currently supporting numerous master’s research students working on topics that range from neurological disorders to anatomical studies. We aim to provide students with a high level of knowledge and experience in order to help them develop their own research skills whether using qualitative or quantitative methodologies for statistical analysis, lab-based studies or community work, prevalence studies or intervention trialing – our aim is to have students complete their master’s confident in their abilities to conduct research and assess relevant literature and practices, whether this leads to PhD study in the future or to more assured clinical practice.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • To provide comprehensive clinical and research experience in Physiotherapy.
  • To provide holistic health care services to all and to produce Competent, Skilled and Dedicated Physiotherapists.
  • Systematically understand and be critically aware of the theory underpinning physiotherapy and its application in the clinical settings
  • Demonstrate skills in the critical appraisal of research and the evaluation of interventions in relation to the current evidences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate current research and show originality in applying techniques of research and enquiry to purpose, create and interpret knowledge for insightful development of the profession
  • Engage in self-evaluation, critical reflection and critical appraisal, which promotes clear professional judgment individually and in groups.
  • Demonstrate the ability to deal with complex issues creatively and systematically.
  • Integrate prior and current life experiences, knowledge and skills into the development of independent learning strategies in university based and practice based health settings.
  • Analyze and synthesize information relating to the patient’s holistic needs and show ability to make sound judgments.
  • Demonstrate an autonomous problem solving approach to the management of the patients within the context of both physiotherapy and inter professional practice.
  • Show ability initiate to exercise, show personal responsibility and manage themselves and others.
  • Show aptitude for continuing to advance professional development and their lifelong learning.

 

COURSE

Masters in Physiotherapy

  • Is a 2 year course

Eligibility Criteria– 55% aggregate marks in BPT

  • Specialties :
  1. master of physiotherapy in orthopedics
  2. master of physiotherapy in neurology
  3. master of physiotherapy in cardio pulmonary
  4. master of physiotherapy in sports 

Career Opportunities

  • Physiotherapists practice in many settings such as Government hospitals
  • Private hospitals
  • Private Practice
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Health and Wellness clinics,
  • In the rehabilitation Department.
  • Critical care unit.
  • Centers for the handicapped, schools for the mentally retarded and physically disabled children,
  • Health institutions
  • Physiotherapist with various sports teams.
  • Defense medical establishments.
  • In Multinational companies.
  • Academics
  • Research analyst in Research Centers
  • Schools and Private homes
  • They can also practice in non patient care roles like health policy, health insurance, and Health care administration and as health care executives.
  • Physiotherapists are also involved in medical legal field serving as expert and performing peer reviews.
  • Teaching Strategies and Curricula
  • Unique style of teaching and experiential learning is followed. We believe in achieving excellence by integrating teaching, learning & research. Teaching strategies include Structured Interactive sessions, small group discussions, Focused group discussions, Participatory Learning experience (PLA), Institutional visits, Practical including demonstration, Problem based exercises, Slides& Video Clips, Case studies, self learning tools, tutorials, interactive learning and e-modules. The theory training will be primarily from cognitive domain and practical training will be from cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains.
  • Hands on training is provided to the students to enhance their skills. Various workshops are conducted in department to provide them opportunity to learn advance treatment skills.
  • The Course Curricula of Faculty of Physiotherapy is specifically designed to bridge the skill gap and make the Students ready for the industry.
  • It is assumed that there will be approximately 4600 teaching hours during the 2 years course. Out of this theory teaching will be for 3010 hrs and practical will be of 1590 hrs.
  • Course distribution: The MPT Programme will be of 2 yrs duration.


Duration of the Course:

The duration of Masters of Physiotherapy course shall be of two academic years including compulsory submission of dissertation and clinical practice.

  1. First Professional M.P.T 1 year
  2. Second Professional M. P. T. 1 year

 

Syllabus:

Syllabus for the course leading to the degree of MPT will be approved by the Board of Studies of the Department/Faculty of Physiotherapy, SGT University.

 

University Examinations:

M.P.T Examination will be held as per Scheme of Examinations approved by the Board of Studies of the Department /Faculty of Physiotherapy, SGT University.


Distribution of Marks:

The distribution of marks shall be as prescribed in the Scheme of Examinations approved by the Board of Studies of the Department/Faculty of Physiotherapy, SGT University.


Eligibility to appear in Examinations:

The following regular students shall be eligible to appear in the examinations:

  • The student should bear a good moral character.
  • The student should have at least 75% attendance of the lectures delivered; 75% of the practical held; and 75% of full of the clinical practice held separately; Provided further that a deficiency in the number of lectures in theory and/or non-lecture teaching may be condoned by the Dean/Director, Faculty of Physiotherapy on the recommendation of the concerned Head of the Department up to 5%.
  • Submission of three research proposals in respective discipline opted by the student in MPT course out of which one will be finally approved or allowed.
  • The student, who fulfils the conditions laid down under (i) to (iii) above for one or more subjects and not for the other(s), will be allowed to take examination only in such subject(s) in which he fulfills the conditions.
  • The Dean Faculty of Physiotherapy shall send the name (s) of the student (s) who does not fulfill the eligibility criteria for appearing in the examinations to the Controller of Examinations.

Internal Assessment:

  • There shall be Internal Assessment of 20% of the total marks in each subject.
  • The marks of Internal Assessment will be divided equally between theory and practical.
  • Internal Assessment should be submitted to the Controller of Examinations at least two weeks before the commencement of theory examinations.
  • Internal Assessment shall be awarded on the basis of student’s participation in learning process (preparation of subject for seminar, preparation of a clinical case for discussion, clinical case study/problem solving exercise, participation in a project for health care in the community from planning stage to evaluation, proficiency in carrying out a practical or a skill in small research project, MCQs test after completion of a system/teaching, etc.), regular periodical practical examinations and maintenance of day-to-day records.
  • The concerned teacher shall maintain and preserve the Internal Assessment record of each student, which should be made available for inspection to the student concerned as well as university authorities whenever demanded.
  • The re-appear/fail students may be re-assessed, if they so desire, next time for the purpose of improvement of internal assessment, otherwise their previous score of assessment will be carried forward.

 

PLAN OF DISSERTATION:

Every student appearing for the M.P.T. degree examination for the first time shall submit with his application for the admission to the examination, six type written copies of dissertation of a research topic undertaken by the candidate and prepared under the direction and guidance to the satisfaction of the concerned faculty. The dissertation shall be referred to the examiners for the MPT Examination and acceptance of it by the examiners shall be a pre-condition to the admission of the candidate to the written part of the examination.

  • Every student will be required to submit his/ her plan of dissertation to the Head of the Department who would forward the same to the Chairperson of the concerned Postgraduate Board of Studies within six months from the date of commencement of the course. Admission to the course can be cancelled, if the candidate fails to submit his/her plan within stipulated time. The delay, in exceptional circumstances if any, may be condoned on genuine reasons by the Dean on the recommendation of the Supervisor through the HOD up to 15 days, and by the Vice-Chancellor up to 30 days.
  • After approval of the subject of dissertation by the Board of Studies The synopsis/ plan of dissertation shall be forwarded to the ethical committee of the institute for clearance. The thesis work shall start only after the Institutional review board \Ethical Committee clearance on the approval by the Committee, the same will be sent to the Controller of the Examinations for approval of the Vice Chancellor.
  • The Head of the Department shall certify that all necessary facilities for proper investigation and supervision of the candidate’s work will be provided. If the necessary facility for a particular project is not available with the Department, then an academic tie-up can be done with another university/ college where such facilities are available. The dissertation shall be on a subject connected with the science and practice of Physiotherapy
  • The dissertation shall conform to the requirements laid down in this Ordinance and would have to be submitted six months before the date of final examination i.e. 30th The delay, in exceptional circumstances if any, may be condoned on genuine reasons by the Dean on the recommendation of the Supervisor through the HOD up to 30 days with late fee of Rs. 2000/-, and by the Vice-Chancellor with another 30 days with late fee of Rs. 5000/-
  • The dissertation shall embody the result of the candidate’s own research and shall contain precise reference to the publications quoted, and must attain a good standard with a summary embodying conclusions arrived at by the candidate. Every candidate shall submit six copies of the dissertation.
  • The dissertation shall be examined separately by two examiners (one internal and one external) approved by the Board of Studies concerned. They shall report whether the thesis is accepted, or rejected or the candidate be allowed to resubmit the thesis after revision. If the examiners disagree, the Vice-Chancellor shall appoint a third examiner who shall be an expert in the same specialty as a replacement of the examiner rejecting the thesis. The third examiner shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Physiotherapy from the panel approved by the Board of Studies or any other independent examiner. If the dissertation is accepted, it shall be classified as accepted, commended or highly commended and the result will be communicated to the candidate. Every approved dissertation shall become the property of the S.G.T. University, Gurgaon along with copyright, and may be placed in the University Library or uploaded on a sever for access in public domain. If the dissertation is rejected, the student may be required either to re-write the dissertation or to take up another topic. The examiner rejecting the dissertation shall point out in writing the defects and make suggestions for improvements and modifications, if a revision will render it acceptable. The revised dissertation shall be submitted to the university not later than one year from the date of intimation of the result accompanied by half the amount of the prescribed examination
  • A student whose dissertation has been accepted but who fails in the examination may be allowed to reappear at a subsequent examination but his/her dissertation shall not be evaluated again. He/she shall pay the examination fee as prescribed by the University
  • The dissertation should be written under the following heading.
  1. Introduction
  2. Aim or Objective of the Study.
  3. Review of the literature
  4. Materials and Methods
  5. Results
  6. Discussion
  7. Conclusion
  8. Summary
  9. References
  10. Tables
  11. Annexure

The written text of the dissertation shall not be less than 50 pages and should not exceed 100 pages excluding references, tables, questionnaires, and other annexure. It should be neatly typed in double line spacing on the one side of paper (A4 size, 8.27”X 11.69) and bound properly. Spiral binding should be avoided. The guide, Head of the Department of the Institution shall certify the dissertation.

 

Following check lists shall be used for the evaluation of students

GRADED RESPONSIBILITY IN CARE OF PATIENTS AND OPERATIVE WORK

(Structured Training Schedule of clinical & elective subjects only)

Category

 

I year MPT II year MPT
O 20 CASES 20 CASES
A 20 CASES 30 CASES
PA 100 CASES 60 CASES
PI 20 CASES 50 CASES

 

Key: O – Observes

A – Assisted a more senior Physiotherapist

PA – Performed procedure under the direct supervision of a senior specialist.

PI – Performed Independently

 

Teaching Activities –                           UG Teaching

Learning Activities :                          Self Learning, Use of computers & library

Participation in departmental activities;

  1. a) Journal Review meetings – Minimum six in two years
  2. b) Seminars – Minimum four in two years
  3. c) Clinical presentation – Minimum 25 cases in two years
  4. d) Special clinics – Minimum 20 cases in two years
  5. e) Inter departmental meetings – Minimum 5 in two years
  6. f) Community work, camps / field visits -Minimum four in two years
  7. g) Clinical rounds – Minimum 250 in two years
  8. h) Dissertation work -Minimum 200 hours in two years
  9. i) Participation in conferences/ presentation of paper -Minimum 2 in two years
  10. j) Any other – Specify (eg : CME)

Rotation and posting in other departments in any – minimum 2 months in 1 specialty



MODEL CHECKLIST FOR EVALUATION OF JOURNAL REVIEW PRESENTATIONS

Name of the student: ________________________________________________

Name of the faculty: ________________________________________________

Date: _____/_____/__________

GRADING– Poor (0) Below Average (1) Average (2) Good (3) Very Good (4)

1 Article chosen was

2 Extent of understanding of scope and objectives of the paper by candidates

3 Whether cross references have consulted

4 Whether other relevant publications consulted

5 Ability to respond to questions on the paper/subject 6 Audio-visual aids used

7 Ability to defend the paper

8 Clarity of presentation

9 Any other observation

Total score


MODEL CHECKLIST FOR EVALUATION OF SEMINAR PRESENTATION

Name of the student: ________________________________________________

Name of the faculty: ________________________________________________

Date: _____/_____/__________

GRADING Poor (0) Below Average (1) Average (2) Good (3) Very Good (4)

1 Whether other relevant publications consulted

2 Whether cross references have been consulted

3 Completeness of preparation

4 Clarity of presentation

5 Understanding of subject

6 Ability to answer the questions

7 Time schedule

Appropriate use of audio-visual aids

9 Any other observation

Total score



MODEL CHECKLIST FOR EVALUATION OF WORK

Name of the student: ________________________________________________

Name of the faculty: ________________________________________________

Date: _____/_____/__________

GRADING Poor (0) Below Average (1) Average (2) Good (3) Very Good (4)

1 Regularity of the attendance

2 Punctuality

3 Interaction with colleagues and supportive staff

4 Maintenance of case records

5 Presentation of cases during rounds

6 Investigation work up

7 Besides manners

8 Rapport with patients

9 Treatment approaches and techniques

10 Overall quality of ward work

Total score

 


 

EVALUATION OF CLINICAL PRESENTATION

Name of the student: ________________________________________________

Name of the faculty: ________________________________________________

Date: _____/_____/__________

GRADING Poor (0) Below Average (1) Average (2) Good (3) Very Good (4)

1 Completeness of history

2 Whether all relevant points elicited

3 Clarity of presentation

4 Logical order

5 Mentioned all positive and negative points of importance

6 Accuracy of general physical examination

7 Whether all physical signs elicited correctly

8 Whether any major signs missed or misinterpreted

9 Diagnosis

10 Investigation required, Special investigation

11 Aims

12 Means

13 Treatment techniques

14 Other

Total score

 


 

MODEL CHECKLIST FOR EVALUATION OF TEACHING SKILL PRACTICE

Name of the student: ________________________________________________

Name of the faculty: ________________________________________________

Date: _____/_____/__________

GRADING Poor (0) Below Average (1) Average (2) Good (3) Very Good (4)

1 Communication of the purpose of the talk

2 Evokes audience interest in the subject

3 The introduction

4 The sequence of ideas

5 The use of practical examples &/or illustrations

6 Speaking style (enjoyable, monotonous, etc. specify)

7 Attempts audience participation

8 Summary of main points at the end

9 Asks questions

10 Answer questions asked by the audiences

11 Rapport of the speaker with his audience

12 Effectiveness of the talk

13 Uses audio-visual aids appropriately



MODEL CHECKLIST FOR EVALUATION OF DISSERTATION PRESENTATION

Name of the student: ________________________________________________

Name of the faculty: ________________________________________________

Date: _____/_____/__________

GRADING– Poor (0) Below Average (1) Average (2) Good (3) Very Good (4)

1 Interest shown in selecting topic

2 Appropriate review of literature

3 Discussion with guide and other faculty

4 Quality of protocol

5 Preparation of proforma

Total score

 


 

CONTINUOUS EVALUATION OF DISSERTATION OF DISSERTATION WORK BY GUIDE

Name of the Student : ………………………………….

Name of Faculty / Observer : ………………………………….

Date : ………………………………….

 

Poor(0) Below Average(1) Average(2) Good(3) VeryGood (4)

  1. Periodic consultation with guide
  2. Regular collection of case material
  3. Depth of analysis / discussion
  4. Departmental presentation offindings
  5. Quality of final output
  6. Others

Total Score

Admission Open- 2018