Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

COURSE OVERVIEW

The first professional degree in physical therapy endorsed by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) comprises of 5 years (10 semesters), equivalent 17 years of schooling. The degree program will produce physical therapy professionals who will be Doctors of Physical Therapy and will be competent to diagnose and treat movement dysfunctions due to injuries or diseases by using all physical means including; manual therapy techniques, exercise therapy, electrotheropy and preventative and corrective measures. Physical Therapists with the DPT degree will be practitioners of choice to whom public will have direct access for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions, and environmental barriers related to movement, function, and health.

This degree program include foundational science courses, such as anatomy, physiology, histology, exercise physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, pharmacology, pathology, and radiology / imaging, along with behavioral science courses, such as evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning. In this degree program the students also study the clinically-based courses include medical screening, examination tests and measures, diagnostic process, therapeutic interventions, outcomes assessment, and practice management. The DPT degree is quite different from the four years BS, PT degree in terms of curriculum, duration of study and scope of clinical practice. The DPT degree also fulfills the international requirements for physical therapy education, so the DPT graduates could get equivalency easily abroad.

OFFERED SPECIALIZATION

DPT 5 years programme provide a novel learning experience that makes students acquire skills necessary to learn the required material in university but also to become life long learner and problem solver.

The programme is very practical with patients coming to labs to allow students to practice and learn from supervisor and each other.

ANATOMY MUSEUM

A well-equipped museum full of models of different structures / organs and different charts. It make the students to understand the structure of human body.

ANATOMY MUSEUM

A well-equipped lab having all assessment and treatment modalities for Neuro, Muscular skeletal and cardio – palmary rehabilitation.

It enables the students to learn:

  • Biomechanics of human movement
  • Normal and abnormal posture
  • How to use the modalities for
    rehabilitation purpose
  • Health and Wellness programme
  • Different exercise in different
    problems

Scheme of Studies

Semester 1

CodeSubject Name
Cr.hrs
PRM-511Anatomy – I
4(3+1)
PRM-512Physiology – I
3(2+1)
PRM-513Kinesiology – I
3(2+1)
PRM-514English – I
3(3+0)
PRM-515Pakistan Studies
2(2+0)
PRM-516Introduction To Computer
3(2+1)
 Total
18

Semester 2

CodeSubject Name
Cr.hrs
MKT-121Anatomy – II
4(3+1)
ACT-122Physiology – II
3(2+1)
ASC-123Biomechanics & Ergonomics – I
3(2+1)
ENG-124English – II (Communication Skills)
3(3+0)
ECO-125Islamic Studies / Ethics
2(2+0)
HMT-126Sociology
2(2+0)
 Total
17

Semester 3

CodeSubject Name
Cr.hrs
PRM-531English – III (Technical Writing)
2(2+0)
PRM-532Physiology – III
3(3+0)
PRM-533Anatomy – III
3(2+1)
PRM-534Behavioral Sciences
2(2+0)
PRM-535Health and Wellness
2(2+0)
PRM-536Biomechanics & Ergonomics – II
3(2+1)
PRM-537Biochemistry & Genetics – I
3(3+0)
 Total
18

Semester 4

CodeSubject Name
Cr.hrs
PRM-541Anatomy – IV
3(2+1)
PRM-542Therapeutic Exercises & Techniques
3(2+1)
PRM-543Basic Pathology and Microbiology
3(3+0)
PRM-544Biochemistry & Genetics – II
2(2+0)
PRM-545Physiology – IV
3(3+0)
PRM-546Pharmacology – I
3(3+0)
 Total
17

Semester 5

CodeSubject Name
Cr.hrs
PRM-551Integumentury Physical Therapy
3(2+1)
PRM-552Pharmacology – II
3(3+0)
PRM-553Therapeutic Physical Agents & Electrotheropy
4(3+1)
PRM-554Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
4(3+1)
PRM-555Supervised Clinical Practicum – I
4(0+4)
 Total
18

Semester 6

CodeSubject Name
Cr.hrs
PRM-562Medicine
2(2+0)
PRM-563Neurological – Physical Therapy
4(3+1)
PRM-564Surgery and Rehabilitation
3(3+0)
PRM-565Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging
3(2+1)
PRM-566Supervised Clinical Practicum – II
4(0+4)
 Human Growth And Development &
 
 Community Based Rehabilitation
2(2-0)
 Total
18

Semester 7

CodeSubject Name
Cr.hrs
PRM-571Prosthetics & Orthotics
2(2+0)
PRM-572Manual Therapy
4(3+1)
PRM-573Pediatrics And Physical Therapy
3(2+1)
PRM-574Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
3(2+1)
PRM-575Emergency Procedures and Primary Care
2(2+0)
PRM-576Supervised Clinical Practicum – III
4(0+4)
 Total
18

Semester 8

CodeSubject Name
Cr.hrs
PRM-581Professional Practice And Medical Ethics
3(3+0)
PRM-582Intensive Care Physical Therapy
2(2+0)
PRM-583Problem Based Learning
2(2+0)
PRM-584Biostatistics
4(3+1)
PRM-585Clinical Decision Making & Differential Diagnosis
3(3+0)
PRM-586Supervised Clinical Practicum – IV
4(0+4)
 Total
18

Semster 9

CodeSubject Name
Cr.hrs
PRM-591Geriatics Physical Therapy
3(3+0)
PRM-592Gynecological Physical Therapy
3(3+0)
PRM-593Research Methodology And Dissertation Writing
4(3+1)
PRM-594Evidence Based Practice
3(2+1)
PRM-595Supervised Clinical Practicum – V
4(0+4)
 Total
17

Semester 10

CodeSubject NameCr.hrs
PRM-5101Hospital Management & BioentraprenurshipTotal
PRM-5102Sports Physical Therapy3(3+0)
PRM-5103Supervised Clinical Practicum3(2+1)
PRM-5104Viresearch Project4(0+4)
 Total6