Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)

About Program

Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) is 5-year under graduate program endorsed by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) through NCRC. A fair amount of course work is completed by carrying out hands-on training on real patients in Physiotherapy department of the affilated hospitals and clinic 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.

Tentative Program Road Map

List of Courses - Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)

Semester 1
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 ANATOMY –I 4(3-1)
2 PHYSIOLOGY 3(2-1)
3 KINESIOLOGY-I 3(2-1)
4 ENGLISH-I (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH) 3(3-0)
5 PAKISTAN STUDIES 2(2-0)
6 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 3(2-1)
Semester 2
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 ANATOMY –II 4(3-1)
2 PHYSIOLOGY-II 3(2-1)
3 KINESIOLOGY-II 3(2-1)
4 ENGLISH-II (COMMUNICATION SKILLS) 3(3-0)
5 ISLAMIC STUDIES / ETHICS 2(2-0)
6 SOCIOLOGY 2(2-0)
Semester 3
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 ENGLISH-III (Technical Writing & Presentation Skills) 3(3-0)
2 MEDICAL PHYSICS 3(2-1)
3 ANATOMY –III 3(2-1)
4 PHYSIOLOGY-III 3(2-1)
5 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-I 3(3-0)
6 BIOCHEMISTRY I 2(2-0)
Semester 4
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 ANATOMY-IV (Neuro Anatomy) 3(2-1)
2 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-II 3(2-1)
3 HEALTH & WELNESS 2(2-0)
4 BIOCHEMISTRY II 3(2-1)
5 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 3(2-1)
6 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS 2(2-0)
Semester 5
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY I 2(2-0)
2 PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS I 2(2-0)
3 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY I 3(2-1)
4 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES & TECHNIQUES 3(2-1)
5 COMMUNITY MEDICINE & REHABILITATION 3(3-0)
6 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (PSYCHOLOGY & ETHICS) 2(2-0)
7 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE I 3(0-3)
Semester 6
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY II 3(2-1)
2 PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS II 2(2-0)
3 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY –II 3(2-1)
4 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY 3(2-1)
5 BIOSTATISTICS I 3(3-0)
6 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE II 3(0-3)
Semester 7
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 MEDICINE I 3(3-0)
2 SURGERY I 3(3-0)
3 RADIOLOGY & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING 3(2-1)
4 HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT 2(2-0)
5 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE 3(2-1)
6 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE III 3(0-3)
Semester 8
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 MEDICINE II 3(3-0)
2 SURGERY II 3(3-0)
3 NEUROLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY 3(2-1)
4 SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3(2-1)
5 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES & PRIMARY CARE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY 3(2-1)
6 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE IV 3(0-3)
Semester 9
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSICAL THERAPY 3(2-1)
2 PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS 2(2-0)
3 CLINICAL DECISION MAKING & DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS 3(3-0)
4 MANUAL THERAPY 3(2-1)
5 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (LAWS, ETHICS &ADMINISTRATION) 2(2-0)
6 INTEGUMENTRY PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
7 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE V 3(0-3)
Semester 10
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
2 PAEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
3 GERONTOLOGY & GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
4 SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
5 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE VI 4(0-4)
6 RESEARCH PROJECT 6

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of program, the graduates will be trained professionals, empathetic in nature and competent to satisfy the specific needs of individual patients with movement disorders. They will be equipped with latest knowledge regarding treatment interventions reinforced by evidence-based practice, further able to develop projects, endeavours and linkages locally and internationally.

Career Outcomes

Jobs Titles

The graduates will be able to serve in the following fields: • Public/ Private sector Hospitals • Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Clinics • Academia and Research Organizations • Special Education Institutes • Sports Teams and Clubs • Gyms and Fitness Centres • Armed Forces Military Rehabilitation Centres

Program Details

Study Level
Bachelor Degree Programs
Study Mode
Morning
Program Duration
5 Years (10 Semesters)
Admission Intake
Fall & Spring
Credit Hours
185

Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate or equivalent qualification with Biology. Min 60% marks is required.

Note: Students awaiting Inter part II results shall apply on the basis of Inter part I

Offered Campuses

Raiwind Road Campus
Barki Campus
Cantt Campus

Learning & Assessments

How you will learn:

How you will be assessed:

Online Learning Support

Online teaching is a special feature of University of South Asia. Every lecture with supporting quiz, assignments and test banks are available on the student portal to ensure quality and continuity of education in case of any eventuality like University closure or emergency situations faced by students.

Students are encouraged to come to class after watching online lectures for active participation.

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