MPT in Orthopedics is a 2-year full-time postgraduate course, the minimum eligibility for which is the successful completion of graduation (Bachelors of Occupational Therapy) from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate score of 55%. Additionally, candidates need to have completed 6 months of compulsory rotatory internship after graduation. The program is spread over 2 years, including dissertations and practical exposure.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s obtained merit at the level of graduation. However, some institutions hold entrance tests for admission.
Occupational Therapy is a health profession that focuses on helping individuals with mental or physical illness/ disabilities to achieve the highest level of functioning and wellness possible in their daily lives.
Occupational therapy typically involves:
Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as:
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 and 9 Lacs for a span of 2 years.
The average initial salary offered to such postgraduates in India ranges between INR 3 and 12 lacs, increasing with experience and expertise.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduation|
|Examination Type||Semester System/ Year-wise|
|Eligibility||Bachelor in Occupational Therapy|
|Admission Process||Based on merit. However, some institutions hold entrance tests for admission.|
|Course Fee||INR 10,000 to 9 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 12 lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Help Age India, Medybiz Pvt Ltd, Hosmat Hospital, Apollo Hospital, Fortis Hospital Talwalkars Pantaloon Fitness Pvt. Ltd., Intellectual Resource Training Private Limited Kailash Hospital, Aims, Max Hospital, Metro Hospital, etc.|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Hospital & Clinics, Colleges & Universities, Nursing Homes, Health Service Homes, Medical Writing, and such.|
|Job Positions||Osteopath, Lecturer, Researcher, Therapy Manager, Research Assistant, Customer Care Assistant, Assistant Physiotherapist, Sports Physio Rehabilitator, Self Employed, Occupational Therapist Service Delivery Manager, Lab Technician/Medical Record Technician, National Sales Manager, OT In-charge, Critical Care Nursing In-charge, OT Technician, Teacher & Lecturer, Private Physiotherapist, among others.|
Orthopedic treatment actively involves:
treatment of patients to enhance their mental, physical, psychological and psychosocial status.
Such treatment is applied to cases such as:
Ideal candidates for the course would possess:
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees (INR)|
|ADN Medical College and Paramedical Science||Nagpur||12,000|
|Manipal University, School Of Allied Health Sciences||Manipal||1,82,000|
|Swami Vivekanand National Institute Of Rehabilitation Training And Research||Cuttack||27,705|
|Dr. Tamil Nadu MGR University, Chennai||Chennai||20,000|
|SRM University Chennai||Chennai||80,000|
|All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||Mumbai||10,000|
|National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research||CUTTACK||30,000|
|KMCH College of Occupational Therapy||Coimbatore||50,000|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to have:
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on the merit obtained at the level of graduation. Some institutes also conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
Some such entrance tests conducted in the country for admission to the course are:
A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Year I||Year II|
|Research methodology and biostatistics||Pedagogy in occupational therapy|
|Application of occupational therapy in rehabilitation||Administration management & ethical issues|
|Role of occupational therapy in physical dysfunctions||Occupational therapy in musculoskeletal disorders - I|
|Role of occupational therapy in mental health||Occupational therapy in musculoskeletal disorders - II|
|Assessment & management - I||Assessment & management - II|
|O.T clinics - I||O.T clinics – II|
Occupational Therapy professionals render an assortment of human healthcare services such as:
Such professionals are hired across areas of employment such as:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Osteopath||These are health experts who are in charge of helping patients recover their capacity to perform every day living and work exercises. They treat individuals who have by and large lost these capacities due to rationally, physically, formatively, or other debilitating conditions.||4,00,000|
|Occupational therapists (OTs)||They are responsible for academic, service-related, and scholarship-related responsibilities offering teaching in Kinesiology, life systems, cardiovascular/aspiratory, and pediatric territories.||7,50,000|
|Researcher||With an exhaustive information of Occupational Therapy techniques, materials and gear, Researchers perform related assessment, provide medications, and treat people with physically debilitating injuries.||6,00,000|
Therapy Managers direct staff and everyday operations at their work environments.
Depending upon the nature of the job, they may likewise connect with other individuals, for example, clinic staff or delegates from an organization's department of physical therapy.
|Assistant Physiotherapist||Assistant Physiotherapists are medical workers who help teach customers how to successfully adapt to restrictions in development, everyday movement, and such. They work under the supervision of an authorized Physiotherapist.||4,00,000|