DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY (DPT)

SCOPE OF DPT

  • Doctors of Physical Therapy are granted Grade 17 upon starting a job in the Government owned Organizations and Hospitals.
  • They start as demonstrators or lecturers in the teaching field and can subsequently become Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors in the teaching field.
  •  They can do independent Practice under license from Pakistan Physical Therapy Association.
  • Internationally they are provided jobs in clinics, hospitals, education and research fields.
  • They can establish their own Rehabilitation Centers Nationally or Internationally.
  • At present the DPT degree holders have a much better chance of getting jobs or carrying on private practice as it is a new field and very few qualified people are available.
  • In Pakistan DPT is a growing profession as it was only started during the year 2008 before which the highest available qualification in the Physical Rehabilitation field was a BS Degree.

SCHEME OF STUDIES FOR 5-YEARS

DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY (DPT) PROGRAMME

SEMESTER/YEARNAME OF SUBJECTCREDITS
FIRST PROFESSIONAL YEAR
FIRSTANATOMY –I4(3-1)
PHYSIOLOGY-I3(2-1)
KINESIOLOGY-I3(2-1)
PAKISTAN STUDIES3(3-0)
ENGLISH-I  (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH2(2-0)
BIOSTATISTICS-I3(3-0)
SECONDANATOMY –II4(3-1)
PHYSIOLOGY-II3(2-1)
KINESIOLOGY-II3(2-1)
ENGLISH-II (COMMUNICATION SKILLS)3(3-0)
ISLAMIC STUDIES / ETHICS2(2-0)
BIOSTATISTICS-II / UNI OPTIONAL3(3-0)
THIRDSECOND PROFESSIONAL YEAR THIRD
ENGLISH-III ((Technical Writing &Presentation Skills)3(3-0)
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER3(2-1)
ANATOMY –III3(2-1)
PHYSIOLOGY-III3(2-1)
BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-I3(3-0)
BIOCHEMISTRY & GENETICS I2(2-0)
FOURTHANATOMY-IV (Neuro Anatomy)3(2-1)
BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-II3(2-1)
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES(Psychiatry & Psychology)3(3-0)
BIOCHEMISTRY& GENETICS II2(2-0)
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY3(3-0)
MEDICAL PHYSICS3(2-1)
FIFTHTHIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR FIFTH
PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY I)2(2-0
PHARMACOLOGY I3(3-0)
PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY I3(2-1)
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES& TECHNIQUES3(2-1)
SOCIOLOGY2(2-0)
HEALTH & WELLNESS2(2-0)
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE I3(0-3)
SIXTHPATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY II3(2-1)
PHARMACOLOGY II2(2-0)
PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY -II3(2-1)
MANUAL THERAPY3(2-1)
TEACHING METHODOLOGY &COMMUNITY MEDICINE 3(3-0)
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE II3(0-3)
SEVENTHFOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR
MEDICINE I3(3-0)
SURGERY I3(3-0)
RADIOLOGY & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING3(2-1)
MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICALTHERAPY3(2-1)
HUMAN GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT &COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION 2(2-0)
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE III3(0-3)
EIGHTMEDICINE II3(3-0)
SURGERY II3(3-0)
NEUROLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY3(2-1)
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE3(2-1)
PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS2(2-0)
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE IV3(0-3)
NINTHFIFTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR NINTH
CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSICAL THERAPY3(2-1)
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES & PRIMARYCARE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
CLINICAL DECISION MAKING &DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS 3(3-0)
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & RESEARCHMETHODOLOGY 3(2-1)
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE(LAWS , ETHICS &ADMINISTRATION) 2(2-0)
INTEGUMENTRY PHYSICAL THERAPY2(2-0)
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE V3(0-3)
TENTHOBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGICALPHYSICAL THERAPY2(2-0)
PAEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY2(2-0)
GERONTOLOGY & GERIATRIC PHYSICALTHERAPY 2(2-0)
SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY2(2-0)
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE VI4(0-4)
RESEARCH PROJECT6

TOTAL CREDITS 175

Note *

  • This scheme of curriculum is also applicable to annual system; in which two consecutive semesters will be considered as one professional year.
  • Credit hours distribution is as following:
  • Theory: one credit hour shall be equal to one hour of teaching per week throughout the semester.
  • Practical / lab: one credit hour shall be equal to two hours of lab work per week throughout the semester.
  • Clinical: one credit hour shall be equal to three hours of clinical work per week throughout the semester.
  • Research: One credit hour shall be equal to three hours of research work per week throughout the semester.

HOUSE JOB

One year of house job will be incorporated at the end of five year degree programme.