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.

1st Semester
Code Course Title CH
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)

2nd Semester
Code Course Title CH
ANA-121 ANATOMY-II 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)

3rd Semester
Code Course Title CH
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)

4th Semester
Code Course Title CH
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)

5th Semester
Code Course Title CH
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)

6th Semester
Code Course Title CH
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)

7th Semester
Code Course Title CH
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)

8th Semester
Code Course Title CH
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)

9th Semester
Code Course Title CH
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)

10th Semester
Code Course Title CH
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)

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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