Introduction to Doctor of Physical Therapy [DPT]
Physical therapy is an integral part of modern health care system. It is a “science of healing and art of caring”. It includes the examination, evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory systems etc. Physical therapy also means the treatment of any pain, disease, or injury by physical means.
A physical therapist seeks to identify and maximize quality of life and movement potential through prevention, intervention (treatment), promotion, habilitation, and rehabilitation.
The Purpose Of The Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programme Is To Prepare Physical Therapists Who Will:
Goals of the Programme
- Be primary providers of physical therapy care.
- Serve as responsible members in the professional community and are willing and able to assume leadership roles in the communities they serve.
- Identify researchable problems, advocate and participate in research, and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.
- Understand and place in context the social, economic and cultural issues of practice and effectively advocate for changes in policy.
- Correlate theory with practice and think creatively about, react to, adapt or shape new practice environments.
- Participate in and provide education for communities, patients, peers, students and others.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME:
GRADUATES OF THE DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAMME
- 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate the behaviours 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.
- Engage in reflective practice through sound clinical decision making, critical self-assessment and commitment to lifelong learning.
- 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.
- Prepared to influence the development of human health care regulations and policies that are consistent with the needs of the patient and of the society.
- Demonstrate leadership, management, and communication skills to effectively participate in physical therapy practice and the health care team.
- Incorporate and demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviours to all persons.
- Demonstrate the professional and social skills to adapt to changing Health care environments to effectively provide physical therapy care.
- FSC (Pre-Medical, 60% minimum marks)
- Entry test is mandatory
- IBCC equivalent in F.Sc with minimum 60% marks for foreign qualification
- Incomplete/late applications will not be considered
SCHEME OF STUDIES FOR 5 YEARS
DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY (DPT) PROGRAM
|Course Code||FIRST PROFESSIONAL YEAR|
|DPEN613||ENGLISH-I (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)||3(3-0)|
|DPCO613||INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER||3(2-1)|
|DPEN623||ENGLISH-II (COMMUNICATION SKILLS)||3(3-0)|
|DPIS612||ISLAMIC STUDIES / ETHICS||2(2-0)|
|SECOND PROFESSIONAL YEAR|
|DPRN633||ENGLISH-III (Technical Writing & Presentation Skills)||3(3-0)|
|DPBE613||BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-I||3(3-0)|
|DPAN643||ANATOMY-IV (Neuro Anatomy)||3(2-1)|
|DPBE623||BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-II||3(2-1)|
|DPHW612||HEALTH & WELNESS||2(2-0)|
|DPMB612||MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS||2(2-0)|
|THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR|
|DPPM612||PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY I||2(2-0)|
|DPPR612||PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS I||2(2-0)|
|DPPE613||PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY I||3(2-1)|
|DPTE613||THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES & TECHNIQUES||3(2-1)|
|DPBS612||BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (PSYCHOLOGY & ETHICS)||2(2-0)|
|DPPC613||SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE I||3(0-3)|
|DPPM623||PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY II||3(2-1)|
|DPPR622||PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS II||2(2-0)|
|DPPE623||PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY –II||3(2-1)|
|DPBI623||BIOSTATISTICS II (university optional)||3(3-0)|
|DPCM613||COMMUNITY MEDICINE & REHABILITATION||3(3-0)|
|DPCP623||SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE II||3(0-3)|
|FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR|
|DPRD613||RADIOLOGY & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING||3(2-1)|
|DPMU614||MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY||3(2-1)|
|DPEB613||EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE||3(2-1)|
|DPCP632||SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE III||3(0-3)|
|DPNE614||NEUROLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY||3(2-1)|
|DPSI613||SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY||3(2-1)|
|DPEP613||EMERGENCY PROCEDURES & PRIMARY CARE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY||3(2-1)|
|DPCP642||SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE IV||3(0-3)|
|FIFTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR|
|DPCA613||CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSICAL THERAPY||3(2-1)|
|DPPO613||PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS||2(2-0)|
|DPCD613||CLINICAL DECISION MAKING & DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS||3(3-0)|
|DPPP612||PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (LAWS , ETHICS &ADMINISTRATION)||2(2-0)|
|DPIN612||INTEGUMENTRY PHYSICAL THERAPY||2(2-0)|
|DPCP652||SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE V||3(0-3)|
|DPGO612||OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY||2(2-0)|
|DPPA612||PAEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY||2(2-0)|
|DPGE612||GERONTOLOGY & GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY||2(2-0)|
|DPSP612||SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY||2(2-0)|
|DPCP662||SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE VI||4(0-4)|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||174|
Total theory/Lectures for Ten Semesters 130
Total Practical Hours for Ten Semesters 44
- 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