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Study Materials for the Singapore Physiotherapy Qualifying Examination

1. Electrotherapy explained. Principles and Practice.(3rd Edition) Butterworth-Heinemann.

2. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy: A guide to practice. (4th edition).St Louis, Mosby.

3. Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems. Adults and Paediatrics. (4th edition).
 Pryor, J.A. and Prasad.

4. Orthopaedic Physical Assessment (4th Edition).
Magee D. J. (2002). .(4th ed.) W.B. Saunders

5. Peripheral Manipulation (3rd Ed).
Maitland G.D. (1991).  Butterworth-Heinmann

6. Vertebral manipulation (6th Ed).
Maitland G.D. (2001).  Butterworth-Heinemann: Oxford.

7. Stroke Rehabilitation : Guidelines for Exercise and Training to Optimize Motor Skill.
Carr, J.and Shepherd, R. (2003) New York : Butterworth-Heinemann.

8. Physical Therapy for Children (3rd ed)
Campbell, S.K., Palisano, R. J., Vander, W. D. (2005)

Important Clauses to Note About Applying For The Qualifying Exam (QE)

1. Your application will not be processed until all fees are paid in full.
2. There shall …

Format of the Singapore Physiotherapy Qualifying Exams

The Singapore Physiotherapy QE  comprises a 2-hour written paper and 1-hour practical exam.

The Written paper consists of: 
i) 10 Multiple Choice Questions on Paediatrics and Electrophysical Agents (EPA)
(10 marks)

ii) Short Answer Questions (90 marks)
Comprising compulsory questions on cardiopulmonary, neurology and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Basic anatomy, physiology and behavioural science
questions may be asked in the applied manner in the short answer questions.

Short answer questions are mainly case studies with questions on clinical diagnosis, management and justification of management with appropriate clinical reasoning.

iii) Elective Questions (20 marks)
You will be given a choice to answer one of three case studies related to paediatric physiotherapy, women's health and sports physiotherapy.

The Practical examination (90 marks) 

Includes 3 scenarios of 20 minutes each in the following areas:
Neurology, Musculoskeletal, Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy.

Scenarios will be …

How to Apply for the Singapore Physiotherapy Licensing Exam 2018/2019

Applying for the Singapore Physiotherapy QE 2018/2019

1. Apply for registration with the Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC) of Singapore.
2. After the initial review, you will be informed of your eligibility to sit for the Qualifying Exams (QE).
3. You will then apply to the relevant examination provider in Singapore (using your confirmation letter from the AHPC).
4. The completed QE application form together with the relevant fees and a certified true copy of the confirmation letter from the Council must be submitted by your employer directly to the examination provider by the closing date for the relevant QE.
5. The examination provider will give you information on the venue, date, time and other instructions on the QE.
6. After the exams submit a copy of your results to the council.The Council will then continue with the review of their applications for registration.

Contact information and the postal address for the examination provider:

Ms Doris Yeo
SLT QE Examination Secr…

Criteria for Registration as a Physiotherapist in Singapore

1. Possess a basic/primary professional qualification e.g. BSc (Physiotherapy)
2. Have an offer of employment as a physiotherapist in Singapore
3. Be of good standing/reputation/character
4. Have passed the national examination (if any) in the Country where you graduated from.

Other factors considered by the AHPC (Allied Health Professionals Council) of Singapore are:

Post-graduate qualificationsWork experience and history (e.g. whether the applicant has been in active clinical practice, professional practice experience)Registration with other licensing authoritiesEvidence of proficiency in English LanguagePhysical and Mental Health statusEvidence of passing the Qualifying Examination (QE)
List of Physiotherapy qualifications or degrees recognized in Singapore 

List of Physiotherapy Qualifications Recognized By Singapore

One common question I'm asked is, " if I am a physiotherapist in India do I need to write the Singapore Qualifying Exams?
Well Singapore considers herself to be  developed country and places high standards on her healthcare system like many other "advanced" countries.

So here is a list of physiotherapy qualifications or degrees recognized by the Singapore regulatory body:

1. Nanyang Polytechnic Diploma in Physiotherapy

1. Curtin University of Technology
i. Bachelor of Science
ii. Bachelor of Science
(Physiotherapy) Honours
iii. Master of

2. Cumberland College of Health Sciences
i. Diploma in Physiotherapy
ii. Diploma of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
iii. Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy
iv. Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

3. La Trobe University
i. Bachelor of Physiotherapy
ii. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
iii.  Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice
iv. Master of Physi…