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THE TAMIL NADU DR. M.G.R MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

CHENNAI – 600 032





REGULATIONS AND SYLLABUS FOR

MASTERS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY (MPT) DEGREE COURSE


THE TAMIL NADU DR. M.G.R MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

CHENNAI – 600 032


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CURRICULUM OF MASTER OF PHYSIOTHERAPY COURSE (2 YEARS)

CONTENTS

S. No.

Particulars

Page No.

1

Short title and commencement

4

2

Aim and Objectives

4

3

Specialties Offered

5

4

Course Outline

5

5

Eligibility

6

6

Upper Age Limit

6

7

Fitness Certificate

6

8

Intake of students

6

9

Registration

6

10

Duration of the course

6

11

Medium of instruction

7

12

Commencement of course

7

13

Cut off date for the admission

7

14

Working days in an academic year

7

15

Methods of training

7

16

Monitoring the process of studies

7

17

Attendance requirements for admission to examination

8

18

Condonation of attendance

8

19

Commencement of examination

8

20

Scheme of examination

8

21

Criteria for question paper setting/ Answer sheet evaluation

9

22

Criteria for examiner

10

23

Marks qualifying for pass

11

24

Dissertation

11

25

Classification of successful candidates

12

26

Revaluation of answer paper

12

27

Number of appearances

12

28

Migration/Transfer certificate

12

29

Readmission after break of study

12

30

Course Content and Structure

13

31

Checklist (Appendix)

75

 

REGULATIONS FOR THE MASTER OF PHYSIOTHERAPY SPECIALITY DEGREE COURSES

 

In exercise of the powers conferred b y Section 44 of the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Chennai, Act, 1987 (Tamil Nadu Act 37 of 1987), the Standing Academic Board of The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai hereby makes the following Regulations:-  

1. SHORT TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT


THESE REGULATIONS SHALL BE CALLED “THE REGULATIONS FOR THE MPT POST GRADUATE PHYSIOTHERAPY SPECIALITY DEGREE COURSE OF THE TAMIL NADU Dr.M.G.R MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI”.


These regulations shall come into force from the academic year 2010-2011.


The Regulations and the Syllabi are as prescribed under these regulations and are subject to modification by the Standing Academic Board from time to time

2. AIM AND OBJE CTIVES

Aim:


The Master of Physiotherapy Program is directed towards rendering training in the respective Physiotherapy Specialty so as to enhance individual competence in order to fulfill requirement and to meet the global standards of Physiotherapy education and practice.

Objectives:


1. To gain in knowledge of the human body related Basic Medical and Physiotherapeutic sciences relevant to the concerned specialties.


2. To gain in knowledge of movement dysfunction of human body and evidence based

Physiotherapeutic management for movement dysfunction

.

3. To develop skills in Physiotherapy assessment pertaining to their specialty by relevant current physiotherapeutic concepts.


4. To plan and implement appropriate Physiotherapeutic intervention for all clinical conditions related to respective specialty in acute and chronic phases, critical care, indoor and outdoor institutional care and independent practice.

5. To develop skills as a self-directed learner, recognize continuous education needs, select and use appropriate learning resources.


6. To develop ability to teach post graduate and undergraduate Physiotherapy students


7. To demonstrate managerial, administrative skills and legislation applicable to compensation for functional disability and appropriate certification

8. Acquainting a student with concept of quality of care at the institutional as well as the community levels.  

3. SPECIALITIES OFFERED:

 

Candidates shall be examined in one of the following Specialty branches


M.P.T

Branch I Physiotherapy in Orthopedics

Branch II Physiotherapy in Neurology

Branch III Physiotherapy in Cardio - Respiratory

Branch IV Physiotherapy in Pediatrics

Branch V Sports Physiotherapy

Branch VI Physiotherapy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Branch VII Physiotherapy in Hand conditions

Branch VIII Community Physiotherapy

Branch IX Geriatric Physiotherapy  

4. COURSE OUTLINE

 

The Masters Degree in Physiotherapy is a two year program consisting of classroom teaching, self academic activities and clinical postings. In the first year theoretical basis of fundamental Physiotherapy subjects are refreshed. In the second year, the students learn on the clinical conditions, physiotherapy assessment and advanced techniques in their specialty. During these two years, the students will be posted in their area of specialty. The learning program includes seminars, journal reviews, case presentations, case discussions and classroom teaching. Some of the clinical postings are provided at other reputed centers in the country in order to offer a wider spectrum of experience. The students are encouraged to attend conference and workshop to enhance their knowledge during their entire course of the study. University examinations are held at the end of first and second year. To fulfill their course completion, the students are required to complete and submit their dissertation.


5. ELIGIBILITY


Candidates admitted into the Master in Physiotherapy course should have passed the BPT degree examination of this university or an examination of any other university accepted by the authority of this university as equivalent thereto.


Candidates who have passed BPT Examination from other than the “The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University” shall obtain an eligibility certificate from this university by remitting the prescribed fees along with the application form before seeking admission to any one of the affiliated institution.

6. UPPER AGE LIMIT:

 

There is no upper age limit.

7. FITNESS CERTIFICATE


Every candidate before admission to the course shall submit to the principal of the institution a certificate of medical fitness from an authorized medical officer that the candidate is physically fit to undergo the M.P.T course and does not suffer from any contagious disease. Student with disability should produce the disability certificate issued by the duly constituted district medical board.

8. INTAKE OF STUDENTS


The intake of students to the course shall be in accordance with the ordinance in this behalf. The guide student ratio should be 1:3

9. REGISTRATION


A candidate admitted to the course in any of the affiliated institutions of Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai shall register with the university by remitting the prescribed fees along with the application form for registration duly filled in and forwarded to the controller of examination of this university through the head of the affiliated institutions within the stipulated date.

10. DURATION OF THE COURSE


The period of certified study for Master in Physiotherapy shall be a full time course and its duration shall extend over a period of two academic years for the award of the degree

11. MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

English will be the medium of instruction for the subjects of study and for the examination of the MPT course.

12. COMMENCEMENT OF THE COURSE


The course will commence from April 1st of every year

13. CUT OFF DATE FOR ADMISSION


Last date of Admission to Master in Physiotherapy is 31st May of each year

14. WORKING DAYS IN AN ACADEMIC YEAR


Each academic year shall consist if not less than 240 working days

15. METHODS OF TRAINING


Post graduate students shall be trained to acquire responsibilities in the management of patients with ethical standards of practice. They will be made to actively involve themselves in seminars, case presentations, journal review meetings and clinical discussions with reflective practice. Every candidate will be given training in teaching of under graduate students. They are specially trained to perform research activities in their specialty.

16. MONITORING THE PROGRESS OF STUDIES

a) Maintenance of Log Book


Every post graduate shall maintain a record of skills (Log book) he/she has acquired during the two years training period certified by the various heads of the department where he/she has undergone training. The candidate is also required to participate in the teaching and training program for the Undergraduate students.

In addition the Head of the department shall involve the post graduate students in seminars and journal, group discussions and participation in conferences. The Head of the department shall scrutinize the log book once in every three months. At the end of the course, the candidate should summarize the contents and get the log book certified by the Head of the department

b) Model checklist are given in the appendix 1 to 7 at the end of the syllabus for reference

c) Periodic tests


The college may conduct periodic tests including written theory papers, practical and orals in the pattern of university examination. Records and marks obtained in such tests will be maintained by the Head of department and sent to the university, when called for.

17. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO EXAMINATION


No candidate shall be permitted to appear for the examination unless he/she puts in 90% attendance during his/her period of study and training in the affiliated institutions recognized by this university and produces the necessary certificates of study attendance and progress from head of institution.

18. CONDONATION OF ATTENDANCE


There shall be no Condonation of attendance in post graduate courses

19. COMMENCEMENT OF EXAMINATIONS


There shall be two university examination sessions in an academic year, viz 15th March and 15th September. If the date of commencement of examination falls on a Sunday or Saturday or declared public holidays, the examination shall begin on the next working day.


20. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

 

YEAR

SUBJECT

THEORY

PRACTICAL

ORALS

TOTAL

 

 

Max Marks

Passing Marks

Max Marks

Passing Marks

Max Marks

Passing Marks

Max Marks

Passing Marks

I

Paper I

Applied Basic Sciences

100

50

***

***

***

***

100

50

Paper II Physiotherapeutics

100

50

100

50

50

25

250

125

II

Specialty Paper I Physiotherapy Assessment

100

50

100

50

50

25

250

125

Specialty Paper II Physiotherapy Interventions

100

50

100

50

50

25

250

125

Dissertation

APPROVED/NOT APPROVED
















 


a) Scheme of theory examination


Maximum marks: 100 (No choice)

Duration: 3 Hours

1. Long essay (2 Questions) – 2x 20 = 40 marks

2. Short notes (10 Questions) – 10x 6 = 60 marks

b) Scheme of practical examinations

I YEAR (General)


PRACTICAL 1 - PHYSIOTHERAPEUTICS

(Practical exam is emphasized only on Exercise and Electrotherapy)

  • One long case - 60 marks

  • One short case - 40 marks

  • Orals - 50 marks

II YEAR (Specialty)


PRACTICAL 1 - PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENT

(Practical exam is emphasized only on Physiotherapy Assessment)

  • One long case - 60 marks

  • One short case - 40 marks

  • Orals - 50 marks


PRACTICAL 2 - PHYSIOTHERAPY INTERVENTIONS

(Practical exam is emphasized only on Physiotherapy Interventions)

  • One long case - 60 marks

  • One short case - 40 marks

  • Orals - 50 marks

 

c) Dissertation – Approved or Not Approved

21. CRITERIA FOR QUESTION PAPER SETTING/ ANSWER SHEET EVALUATION

a) CRITERIA FOR QUESTION PAPER SETTER/ ANSWER SHEET EVALUATOR  

I YEAR (General)


For all theory subjects, the question paper setter/ answer sheet evaluator must have a minimum of 5 years of post graduate teaching experience after completion of Master of Physiotherapy.


b) DISTRIBUTION OF THEORY MARKS FOR EACH SUBJECT

 

Year

Paper

Subjects

Distribution of marks

Total marks



I

Paper I

Applied Basic Sciences

1

Bio Statistics and Research Methodology

25



100

2

Biomechanics and Pathomechanics

25

3

Ergonomics

25

4

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

25

Paper II Physiotherapeutics

1

Manual therapy

25



100

2

Exercise therapy

25

3

Electro therapy

25

4

Electrophysiology

25



II

Paper I Physiotherapy assessment

1.

Anatomy and Physiology

25


100

2.

Clinical condition

25

3.

Physiotherapy assessment

50

Paper II Physiotherapy interventions

1

Foundational concepts and condition management

50


100

2.

Special techniques

50






 


c) PREPARATION OF ANSWER KEY


For each question, the question paper setter must prepare the relevant answer key with the main content of the answer and the split up of marks for each and every contents of the answer with the appropriate references.

22. CRITERIA FOR EXAMINERS

I YEAR (General)


For the practical subject in the first year, there shall be 2 examiners with minimum of 5 years of post graduate teaching experience after completion of Master of Physiotherapy. One of them shall be external and the other shall be internal preferable from the same college or as decided by the university.

II YEAR (Specialty)


For all practical subjects in the second year, there shall be 2 examiners. One internal examiner will be, preferably from the same college or as decided by the university with a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience after completion of Master of Physiotherapy with concerned specialty. The other external examiner shall be from concerned medical specialty with 3 years teaching experience or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist with 3 years teaching experience.

23. MARKS QUALIFYING FOR A PASS


The candidate should have obtained 50% in theory, practical, oral examinations separately. Further, he/she should have obtained 50% marks overall in the subject to qualify for a pass.

24. DISSERTATION


Every candidate presenting himself for the examination for the first time shall submit four copies of a dissertation not exceeding 2500 words consisting if the result of his own study of important investigation carried out by him under the guidance of a recognized faculty together with a review of recent advances pertinent to that theme.

 

The topic of the dissertation should be submitted at end of the first month of second year. The candidate should also inform the name of the guide for the dissertation to the University while submitting the dissertation topic.

 

If any changes in the dissertation topic, the same has to be informed before at the end of the third month of second year.

 

The dissertation should be submitted three months in advance duly signed by the professor of that branch and the same has to be forwarded to the controller of examination through the dean or principal of the college three months prior to the Examination.

 

No marks will be allowed for dissertation. The board of examiner should mark the dissertation either approved or not approved.

 

If the dissertation is not approved or rejected by the majority of the examiners, the result shall be withheld till the resubmitted dissertation is approved.

 

If the candidates fail in the written/practical examination, but his/her dissertations approved, the approval of the dissertation shall be carried over to the subsequent Examinations.

 

Criteria for recognition of MPT teacher/ guide - MPT with five years of post graduate teaching experience working on a full time position at a recognized institution. The age of guide / teacher shall not exceed 62 years. The guide student ratio should be 1:3.

 

Change of Guide - In the event of registered guide leaving the college for any reason or in the event of death of guide, guide may be changed with prior permission from the University.


25. CLASSIFICATION OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES


A candidate who obtains not less than 60% of the aggregate marks in the whole examination shall be declared to have passed the examination in the first class, provided they pass all the examinations prescribed for the course within a period of two academic years from the year of admission to the course. Candidates who secure less than 60 % of the aggregate marks in the whole examination shall be declared to be passed the examination in the second class, provided they pass all the examinations prescribed for the course within a period of two academic years from the year of admission to the course. Candidates who obtain 75% of the marks in the aggregate shall be deemed to have passed examination in first class with distinction provided they pass all the examinations prescribed for the course at first appearance. Candidates who pass all the examinations prescribed for the course in the first appearance only are eligible for ranking.

26. REVALUATION OF ANSWER PAPERS


There shall be no revaluation of answer papers of failed candidates in the postgraduate examination

27. NUMBER OF APPEARANCES


A candidate registered for 2 years post graduate degree course should qualify in the examination within four years of date of admission.

28. MIGRATION / TRANSFER OF CANDIDATE


Request for transfer during the course of study will not be entertained under any circumstances

29. RE- ADMISSION AFTER BREAK OF STUDY


a) Candidates having a break of study of 5 years and above from the date of admission and more than 2 spells of admission of break will not be considered for re admission


b) The five year period of break of study shall be calculated from the date of admission to the first discontinuation of the course by candidate


A candidate having a break of study shall be readmitted after satisfactory fulfillment of regulation of the university at the commencement of an academic year only and shall undergo the full duration of the course with no ex emption in period of study and will be permitted to appear for the examinations as prescribed in regulations

30. COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCUTURE

 

PAPER I

APPLIED BASIC SCIENCES


This paper consists of 4 Modules:


I Bio Statistics and Research Methodology

II. Biomechanics and Pathomechanics

III. Ergonomics

IV. Nutrition and Exercise Physiology


MODULE I


BIO STATISTICS, RESEARCH METHODOLOGY


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