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DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

Course Facts
Study Level Study Mode Program Duration Credit Hours

Under Graduate

Full-Time

10 Semesters (5 years)

180

Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate Pre-Medical / Health Sciences or equivalent with minimum 60% marks. The candidates having studied Applied Sciences (Physics, Chemistry) and Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology) at intermediate level are also eligible to get admission in Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

Objective

• DPT equip students with basic medical knowledge.

• Doctor of Physical Therapy Provision of sound foundation in patient assessment, counseling and rehab on short term and long term basis.

• DPT provide leadership, management, successful oral and written communication skills and apply high standards of professional integrity and ethical values.

Role and Scope

• Clinical practitioner in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers and NGO’s.

• DPT Out Patient clinical specialist.

• Doctor Of Physical Theraphy are basically patient hospital consultant.

• Geriatric specialist doing extended care practices in old homes.

• Rehabilitation expert in Sports Trauma.

• Clinical practice in Hospice.

• Community based rehabilitation expert in special education schools.

• DPT Physical therapist and fitness instructor in fitness centers.

• Ergonomist/work setting expert

• Physical therapist in Industrial or Occupational Environment.

• Lectureship in academic settings.

• Evidence based research officers in Research organizations.

• Policy makers in Local state and federal government.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

The Objectives of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT) is to prepare Physical Therapists who will:

1. Be primary contact person for Physical Therapy care.

2. Serve as responsible members in the professional community and are willing and able to

assume leadership roles in the communities they serve.

3. Advocate evidence based practice and participate in high quality research programs.

4. Practice respecting the social, economic and cultural issues of practice and effectively advocate for changes in policy.

5. Integrate theoretical and practical knowledge and should be creative and adaptive to different working environments.

6. Participate in continuous education for communities, patients, peers, students and others.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

Graduates of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program will:

1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences relevant to physical therapy, both in their fundamental context and in their application to the discipline of physical therapy.

2. Understand, correlate and apply theoretical foundations of knowledge to the practice of physical therapy; evaluate and clarify new or evolving theory relevant to physical therapy.

3. Demonstrate the behaviors of the scholarly clinician by developing and utilizing the process

of critical thinking and inquiry, particularly focused on the improvement of the practice of physical therapy and the delivery of health care.

4. Engage evidence based practice through sound clinical decision making, critical self-assessment and commitment to lifelong learning.

5. Demonstrate mastery of entry level professional clinical skills. Provision of these services is based on the best available evidence and includes physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, prevention activities, wellness initiatives and appropriate health care utilization.

6. Demonstrate leadership, management, and communication skills to effectively participate in physical therapy practice and the health care team.

7. Incorporate and demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors to all persons.

8. Demonstrate the professional and social skills to adapt to changing health care environments to effectively provide physical therapy care.

Road Map / Structure of Program

Category of Courses

Number of Courses

Credit Hours

Total

Theory

Practical

Compulsory

11

23

22

01

Major

46

135

89

46

Minor

10

22

22

0

Total

67

180

133

47

           

 

Total numbers of credit hours

180

Duration

5 years 10 Semesters

Course load per semester

17 – 19 CrH

Number of courses per semester

6 – 7

Total number of Courses

67

Scheme of studies

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL-101 Islamic Studies /Ethics 2(2-0)
ENG-101 English I (Reading & Writing Skills) 3(3-0)
CS-101 Introduction to Information & Communication Technologies 3(2-1)
ISL-103 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation I 1(1-0)
ANA-102 Anatomy –I 4(3-1)
PHYSI-102 Physiology-I 3(2-1)
DPT-111 Kinesiology-I 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours : 19

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PS-101 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
ENG-102 English II (Communication Skills) 3(3-0)
ISL-104 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation II 1(1-0)
GEN-103 Sociology 2(2-0)
ANA-103 Anatomy –II 4(3-1)
PHYSI-103 Physiology-II 3(2-1)
DPT-112 Kinesiology-II 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours : 18

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL-201 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation III 1(1-0)
ENG-201 English III (Technical Writing & Presentation Skills) 3(3-0)
PSY-201 Psychology 3(3-0)
ANA-204 Anatomy –III 3(2-1)
PHYSI-204 Physiology-III 3(2-1)
DPT-211 Biomechanics & Ergonomics-I 3(3-0)
BIO-202 Biochemistry I 2(2-0)
  Credit Hours : 18

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL-202 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation IV 1(1-0)
ANA-205 Anatomy-Iv (Neuro Anatomy) 3(2-1)
DPT-212 Biomechanics & Ergonomics-II 3(2-1)
GEN-204 Health & Wellness 2(2-0)
BIOC-203 Biochemistry II 3(2-1)
DPT-213 Exercise Physiology 3(2-1)
PHY-201 Medical Physics 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours : 18

 

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
STAT-302 Biostatistics 3(3-0)
PATH-301 Pathology & Microbiology I 2(2-0)
PHARM-302 Pharmacology & Therapeutics I 2(2-0)
DPT-311 Physical Agents & Electrotherapy I 3(2-1)
DPT-313 Therapeutic Exercises & Techniques 3(2-1)
PRAC-317 Supervised Clinical Practice I 3(0-3)
BIO-303 Molecular Biology & Genetics 2(2-0)
  Credit Hours : 18

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
GEN-310 Research Methodology 3(2-1)
GEN-302 Patient Care 2(2-0)
PAT-303 Pathology & Microbiology II 2(1-1)
PHARM-303 Pharmacology & Therapeutics II 2(2-0)
DPT-314 Physical Agents & Electrotherapy –II 3(2-1)
DPT-315 Community Medicine & Rehabilitation 3(3-0)
DPT-316 Supervised Clinical Practice II 3(0-3)
  Credit Hours : 18

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MED-402 Medicine I 3(3-0)
SUR-402 Surgery I 3(3-0)
RDS-402 Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging 3(2-1)
DPT-411 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy 3(2-1)
DPT-412 Evidence Based Practice 3(2-1)
DPT-413 Supervised Clinical Practice III 3(0-3)
  Credit Hours : 18

 

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MGT-301 Entrepreneurship 3(3-0)
MED-403 Medicine II 3(3-0)
SUR-403 Surgery II 3(3-0)
DPT-414 Neurological Physical Therapy 3(2-1)
DPT-415 Emergency Procedures & Primary Care In Physical Therapy 3(2-1)
DPT-416 Supervised Clinical Practice IV 3(0-3)
  Credit Hours : 18

 

Semester 9

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DPT-511 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy 3(2-1)
DPT-512 Prosthetics & Orthotics 2(2-0)
DPT-513 Clinical Decision Making & Differential Diagnosis 3(3-0)
DPT-514 Manual Therapy 3(2-1)
DPT-515 Professional Practice (Laws , Ethics &Administration) 2(2-0)
DPT-516 Integumentary Physical Therapy 2(2-0)
DPT-517 Supervised Clinical Practice V 3(0-3)
  Credit Hours : 18

 

Semester 10

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DPT-518 Obstetrics & Gynaecological Physical Therapy 2(2-0)
DPT-519 Paediatric Physical Therapy 2(2-0)
DPT-520 Gerontology & Geriatric Physical Therapy 2(2-0)
DPT-521 Sports Physical Therapy 2(2-0)
DPT-522 Supervised Clinical Practice VI 3(0-3)
GEN-502 Research Project 6(0-6)
  Credit Hours : 17
  Total Credit Hours: 180