Doctor of Physiotherapy

Doctor of Physiotherapy 2018-07-27T12:09:33+00:00

Overview

Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) is 5-year undergraduate program approved by the Board of Advanced Studies and endorsed by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC), equivalent to 17 years of education. A fair amount of course work is completed by carrying out hands-on training on real patients in Physiotherapy department of the hospitals and clinics that are part of the University’s network. The degree is focused on the future needs of the Physiotherapy profession both locally and internationally. The course work is rigorous and demanding, includes the study of underlying theoretical and conceptual frameworks of academic & clinical disciplines in the field of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

Students who believe in diversity of profession, are interested in health sciences and want to excel their career in the Physiotherapy profession should join this degree, that gives them the “Doctor” title as Prefix and “Physiotherapist” as Suffix to their names. The degree provides students with a comprehensive, integrated course in the theory and practice of physiotherapy to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of human movement and covers basic parameters of healing sciences i.e. prevention, promotion, diagnosis, rehabilitation and curative.

Objectives

The program will train and promote students with skills to provide value-driven and client centred physiotherapy services that represent best practices for all individuals of all ages, enhancing the client and employer’s satisfaction.

The program will provide quality education reinforced by practical training of students, monitor their achievements by providing them regular feedback of their performance and help them to overcome the barriers to learning.

The program will expand the knowledge of students with the skills to acquire, interpret, and apply the best available evidence through establishment of evidence based practice.

The program will develop interpersonal communication skills among students enabling them to engage with clients and other healthcare professionals in order to develop and sustain collaborations and innovations that help to increase the value of physiotherapy services, reduce preventable health care costs, and overcome barriers in participation in society.

The program will foster among students, a culture of leadership so that they become role models, mentors and entrepreneurs to enhance the profession of physiotherapy, recognize health disparities, and contribute to the health of society.

The program will encourage students and faculty to participate in high quality Research and Continued Professional development education by conducting workshops and conferences and seminars, on campus and in alliance with other institutes.

Roadmap

Student must study 176 Credit Hour (62 courses and 1 Final Year Project). Some courses are compulsory to meet the requirement of your degree and are labelled as core course. Others are optional and are labelled as elective.

Total credit hours: 176

The following courses will be covered in this program of study.

SEMESTER 1

Course Code Course Name Cr. Hours
ANA-111 ANATOMY-I 4(3-1)
PHY-112 PHYSIOLOGY-I 3(2-1)
ENG-113 ENGLISH-I (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH) 3(3-0)
KINE-114 KINESIOLOGY-I 3(2-1)
PS-115 PAKISTAN STUDIES 2(2-0)
ITC-116 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 3(2-1)

SEMESTER 2

Course Code Course Name Cr. Hours
ANA-121 4(3-1)
PHY-122 PHYSIOLOGY-II 3(2-1)
ENG-123 ENGLISH-II (COMMUNICATION SKILLS) 3(3-0)
KINE-124 KINESIOLOGY-II 3(2-1)
ISL-125 ISLAMIC STUDIES / ETHICS 2(2-0)
STAT-116 BIOSTATISTICS-I 3(2-1)

SEMESTER 3

Course Code Course Name Cr. Hours
ANA-211 ANATOMY-III 3(2-1)
PHY-212 PHYSIOLOGY-III 3(2-1)
ENG-213 ENGLISH-III (TECHNICAL WRITING & PRESENTATION SKILLS) 3(3-0)
SOC-315 SOCIOLOGY 2(2-0)
BIOC-215 BIOCHEMISTRY & GENETICS-I 3(3-0)
ERGO-216 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-I 3(2-1)

SEMESTER 4

Course Code Course Name Cr. Hours
ANA-221 ANATOMY-IV (NEURO ANATOMY) 3(2-1)
EPHY-222 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 3(3-0)
PSY-223 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY) 3(3-0)
MPHY-224 MEDICAL PHYSICS 3(2-1)
BIOC-225 BIOCHEMISTRY& GENETICS-II 3(3-0)
ERGO-226 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-II 3(2-1)

SEMESTER 5

Course Code Course Name Cr. Hours
PATH-311 PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY-I 2(2-0)
PHARM-312 PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS-I 3(3-0)
ELECT-313 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY-I 3(2-1)
THEX-314 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES & TECHNIQUES 3(2-1)
EMRP-512 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES & PRIMARY CARE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY 3(2-1)
HW-316 HEALTH & WELLNESS 2(2-0)
SCP-317 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE-I 3(0-3)

SEMESTER 6

Course Code Course Name Cr. Hours
PATH-321 PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY-II 3(2-1)
PHARM-322 PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPUTICS-II 2(2-0)
ELECT-323 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY-II 3(2-1)
MT-324 MANUAL THERAPY 3(2-1)
CM-325 COMMUNITY MEDICINE 3(3-0)
SCP-326 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE-II 3(0-3)
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SEMESTER 7
Course Code Course Name Cr. Hours
MED-411 MEDICINE-I 3(3-0)
SUR-412 SURGERY-I 3(3-0)
RAD-413 RADIOLOGY & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGINING 3(2-1)
MPT-414 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY 3(2-1)
SECR-415 HUMAN GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION 2(2-0)
SCP-416 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE-III 3(0-3)

SEMESTER 8

Course Code Course Name Cr. Hours
MED-421 MEDICINE-II 3(3-0)
SUR-422 SURGERY-II 3(3-0)
NPT-423 NEUROLOGICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY 3(2-1)
EBP-424 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE 3(2-1)
PRO-425 PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS 2(2-0)
SCP-426 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE-IV 3(0-3)

SEMESTER 9

Course Code Course Name Cr. Hours
CPT-511 CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSIOTHERAPY 3(2-1)
HCM-515 HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT 2(2-0)
CDD-513 CLINICAL DECISION MAKING & DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS 3(3-0)
RDM-514 SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3(2-1)
PEP-515 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (LAWS, ETICS & ADMINISTRATION) 2(2-0)
IPT-516 INTEGUMENTRY PHYSIOTHERAPY 2(2-0)
SCP-517 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE-V 3(0-3)

SEMESTER 10

Course Code Course Name Cr. Hours
GOPT-521 GYNAECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS  PHYSIOTHERAPY 2(2-0)
PPT-522 PAEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY 2(2-0)
GPT-523 GERONTOLOGY & GERIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY 2(2-0)
SPT-524 SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY 2(2-0)
SCP-525 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE-VI 4(0-4)
FRP-599 FINAL RESEARCH PROJECT (Thesis) 6(0-6)

Eligibility Criteria

For all programs in Health and Life Sciences
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • 60% marks F.Sc. (Pre-medical)/A level or equivalent.

Assessment

  • A semester is a sixteen weeks of continuous studies.
  • As per HEC requirement, fifty minutes of class lecture or 100 minutes of supervised lab work done during sixteen weeks of a semester is called a credit hour.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) is a number that indicates a student’s average grade.
GPA GRADE
GPA 4.0 A
GPA 3.0 B
GPA 2.0 C
GPA 1.0 D
  • Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is the overall GPA earned by the student during the entire tenure of studies. Bachelors (Hons) students are required to obtain a CGPA of 2.0 to graduate.
  • The total number of 40 to 42 courses with a total of 132 credit hours are required to complete a 4-year Bachelor degree program. Additionally, 6 to 12 credit hours of project work is required.
  • Students have to repeat courses with lower GPA to reach a CGPA of 2.0.
  • There are two exams conducted during each semester: mid-term and final-term.
EXAM PERCENTAGE(%)
Mid-Term 20%
Final-Term 40%
Class Attendance 10%
Assignment,Quizzes 30%
  • No supplementary tests are conducted. Students failing in a subject are required to repeat the entire course.
  • Students found guilty of cheating are fined Rs. 10,000 and are required to repeat the course.
  • Student can freeze their semesters by submitting an application to the Director of Student Affairs. A maximum of three semesters can be frozen.
  • Students must report back within the given time failing which their admission will be cancelled.
  • The fee to freeze a semester is Rs. 2,500.
  • Fee deposited for a particular semester cannot be ‘carry-forward’ for another semester even if the student opts to use the freeze option.

Fee Structure

Admission Fee 2018-07-24T10:26:08+00:00
Admission Fee
Admission Fee (One time Charges at the time of admission) 25000 (For all degree programs)
Faculty of Life & Health Sciences 2018-08-09T10:29:53+00:00
Doctor of Nutrition Sciences70,000700,000

FACULTY OF LIFE & HEALTH SCIENCES
Undergraduate Programs Semester Fee Total Fee
Doctor of Physiotherapy 80,000 800,000
BS in Food & Nutrition 60,000 480,000
Graduate Programs
MS/MPhil Physiotherapy 80,000 320,000
MPhil Nutrition & Dietetics 70,000 280,000
MPhil philosophy in Public Health Nutrition 70,000 280,000

Note:

1. Fee for the first semester is payable at the time of admission.
2. Fee for subsequent semesters is payable on first Saturday of December and May.
3. Separate per course fee is charged for Summer Semester that is payable at the time of enrolment.
4. Fee bills are distributed to students in classes and are also available at the accounts office. They can also be printed from the Student portal when the fee becomes due.
5. It is the responsibility of the student to submit the fees before the last date.
6. After due date fine will be charged for late payments
7. Students failing to clear the fee within two weeks past the due date will be denied entry into the campus.
8. Students will not to be allowed to sit in the exam if their dues are not clear

Employment Scope

Physiotherapists can work in vast range of settings exploring their career of interest. Some of these specialty areas include:

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Public /Private Sector Hospitals

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Centers

Outpatient Clinics / Polyclinics

Academia and Research Organizations

Special Education Institutes

Sports Teams and Clubs

Gyms & Fitness Centers

Armed Forces Military Rehabilitation Centers