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

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

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

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

Semester 4

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

Semester 5

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

Semester 6

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

Semester 7

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

Semester 8

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

Semster 9

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

Semester 10

Code Subject Name Cr.hrs
PRM-5101 Hospital Management & Bioentraprenurship Total
PRM-5102 Sports Physical Therapy 3(3+0)
PRM-5103 Supervised Clinical Practicum 3(2+1)
PRM-5104 Viresearch Project 4(0+4)
Total 6