MPT in Neurology is a 2-year postgraduate course that offers specializes in the field of Physiotherapy, with Neurology as the core subject. Physiotherapy is defined as the branch of science which deals with the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases using the help of various electronic medical equipment and special exercises.
As an academic discipline, this postgraduate course in Physiotherapy in Neurology employs techniques for treating individuals suffering from neurological impairments like Traumatic Brain Injury or Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, injuries of Spinal Cord and also Parkinson's disease. Students enrolled to the course are taught to assess and treat patients with such neurological impairments, with the objective of enhancing and improving the patient’s nervous functional ability.
Physiotherapy is an allied healthcare profession that helps treating physical disabilities and impairments of a person. This is a drugless therapy that helps in restoring a person's normal functioning through massages, modalities, exercises, and various such techniques. Physiotherapy aims to improve a person's quality of life by promoting self-dependence. This field lays stress on physical fitness and sound well-being.
The average course fee charged for MPT in Neurology in India ranges between INR 30,000 and 5 lacs for the total duration. The average annual salary offered to successful postgraduates of the field lies between INR 3 and 10 lacs.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Yearly System|
|Eligibility||BPT from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Direct admission to colleges. Entrance test in some cases.|
|Course Fee||INR 30,000 - 2 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 5-15 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Defense Medical Establishments, Educational Institutions, Health Institutions, Hospitals, Orthopaedic Departments, Physiotherapy Equipment Manufacturers, Private Clinics, Rehabilitation Centers for the Handicapped, Schools for the Mentally Retarded and Physically Disabled Children, Sports Training Facilities, and such.|
|Job Titles||Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Sports Physio Rehabilitator, Therapy Manager, Therapist, Physiotherapy Lecturer, and the like.|
MPT in Neurology focusses on providing practical knowledge to eligible candidates towards building in them the requisite skills, knowledge, expertise, and critical thinking used in case studies, besides offering them hands-on practice in clinical work.
The course equips enrolled candidates with the relevant skills needed in correcting and maximizing movement disorders in patients to improve the quality of life. Students enrolled to the course are imparted advanced lessons in:
Upon successful completion of the course, such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Neurologist, Clinician, Professor, Consultant, Researcher, etc.
Ideal students of the course would possess the following skills:
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country, with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees per annum in INR|
|Himalayan University||Papum Pare||22,000|
|Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth||Pune||1.03 lacs|
|Dolphin PG Institute of Biomedical and Natural Sciences||Dehradun||75,000|
|The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University||Chennai||1 lacs|
|Jodhpur National University||Jodhpur||66,000|
|Dayananda Sagar University||Bangalore||90,500|
|RK University||Rajkot||1.15 lacs|
|Sri Ramachandra University||Chennai||1.25 lacs|
|Kempegowda University of Physiotherapy||Bangalore||1.55 lacs|
|RVS College of Physiotherapy||Coimbatore||49,000|
|Sikkim Manipal University||East Sikkim||1.84 lacs|
|MS Ramaiah Medical College||Bangalore||1.5 lacs|
|Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Physiotherapy||Delhi||1.82 lacs|
Candidates wishing to pursue the course are required to fulfil the below-mentioned minimum eligibility criteria.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam. Students qualifying the exam with the set minimum eligible cut-off score are invited for the subsequent round of counselling, based on which, the final selection is made.
The counselling process (if involved) consists of rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined, and a merit list is made, allotting seats to the qualifying candidates.
Some institutes in India also provide admission to eligible candidates based on their obtained merit at the level of graduation.
Some of the major national-level entrance examinations held in the country for admission to the course are:
A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below
|Research Methodology and Biostatistics||Clinical and Journal Club II|
|English Language and Communication Skills||Physiotherapy in PNS Disorders|
|Review of Core Science||Neuro Surgical Rehabilitation|
|Physiotherapy and Functional Diagnosis of Neurological Disorders||Clinical and Journal Club III|
|Clinical and Journal Club I||Dissertation I|
|Medical and Surgical Aspects of Neuro Disorders||Management and Ethics in Physiotherapy|
|Neurological Physiotherapy I||Neurological Physiotherapy II|
|Physiotherapy in CNS Disorders||Dissertation II|
Owing to the increased awareness of benefits of Physiotherapy in the modern society, a number of job opportunities have opened up in areas of employment such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, public and private clinics, special schools, health and fitness centers, NGOs, and various other sectors. Athletes and old agers are particularly in need of physiotherapists.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of MPT in Neurology are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Physiotherapist||Physiotherapists help patients suffering from physical difficulties that are a result of illness, injury, disability, or ageing. They help to improve the movement of the patient's body parts. They plan and review treatment exercises and programs. Physiotherapists use a combination of techniques such as manual therapy (massage), therapeutic exercise, and electrotherapy.||2-6 lacs|
|Neurologist||Neurologists are physicians whose specialty is to diagnose and treat diseases related to the brain and impairments of spinal cord, nervous system, muscles, and blood vessels.||10-18 lacs|
|Sports Physio Rehabilitator||The job of a Sports Physio Rehabilitator is to provide emergency aid to sportsmen. They examine the injury caused and determine if the athlete or participant can play in the forthcoming games or not. They treat and mobilize body parts to lessen the impact of injury and alleviate pain. They use manual therapy techniques and electrotherapy for the same.||2-4 lacs|
|Osteopath||Osteopaths use various techniques of alleviating pain by stimulating certain areas of the body. They make use of a wide range of physical techniques that include touching, stretching, and massaging. All these exercises are administered to increase the blood flow to the different parts of the body.||2-6 lacs|
|Therapy Manager||A Therapy Manager’s primary job is to oversee the staff and the day-to-day activities taking place. They interact with hospital staff or representatives from an organization's physical therapy department.||3-5 lacs|
|Therapist||Their job is to help people cope with physical injuries or illnesses. They help their patients regain movement of disrupted limbs and control their pain. They try to find the root cause of the problem and give counselling to patients. They work with their patients and create a plan for rehabilitation.||3-4 lacs|
|Physiotherapy Lecturer||A Professor of Physiotherapy conducts lectures, seminars, and clinical studies according to the curriculum of the of Physiotherapy. They supervise and evaluate students' laboratory and clinical work. Also, they pay close attention to students’ class work, laboratory and clinic work, projects, assignments, and dissertation papers.|
They must be constantly aware of the developments in the field by constantly keeping in touch with current literature, discussing with colleagues, and actively participating in professional conferences. Their job is versatile in nature, as they also plan and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and teaching methodologies. They prepare and give lectures on topics such as Biomechanics, Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Neuro PT, Cardiopulmonary PT, Pediatric, and Geriatric PT.