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Introduction to Doctor of Physical Therapy []

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.

Goals of the Programme

The Purpose Of The Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programme Is To Prepare Physical Therapists Who Will:

  • 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 will: 

  • 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.

Scheme of Studies for 5 Years [Doctor of Physical Therapy [DPT]

 

SEMESTER/YEAR Course Code NAME OF SUBJECT CREDITS HRS
FIRST PROFESSIONAL YEAR
FIRST DPAN614 ANATOMY -I 4(3-1)
DPPH613 PHYSIOLOGY-I 3(2-1)
DPKI613 KINESIOLOGY-I 3(2-1)
DPEN613 ENGLISH-I 3(3-0)
DPPS612 PAKISTAN STUDIES 2(2-0)
DPBI613 BIOSTATISTICS-1 3(3-0)
TOTAL 18
SECOND DPAN624 ANATOMY -II 4(3-1)
DPPH623 PHYSIOLOGY-II 3(2-1)
DPKI623 KINESIOLOGY-II 3(2-1)
DPEN623 ENGLISH-II             3(3-0)
DPIS612 ISLAMIC STUDIES / ETHICS 2(2-0)
DPBI613 BIOSTATISTICS-II/ UNIVERSITY OPTIONAL 3(3-0)
TOTAL 18
SECOND PROFESSIONAL YEAR
THIRD DPRN633 ENGLISH-III 3(3-0)
DPCO613 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 3(2-1)
DPAN633 ANATOMY -III 3(2-1)
DPPH633 PHYSIOLOGY-III 3(2-1)
DPBE613 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-I 3(3-0)
DPBG613 BIOCHEMISTRY & GENETICS I 3(3-0)
TOTAL 18
FOURTH DPAN643 ANATOMY -IV 3(2-1)
DPBE623 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-II 3(2-1)
DPBS613

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

(Psychiatry & Psychology)

3(3-0)
DPBG623 BIOCHEMISTRY& GENETICS  II 3(2-1)
DPEP643 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY- 3(3-0)
DPMP613 MEDICAL PHYSICS 3(2-1)
TOTAL 18

THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR

FIFTH DPPM612 PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY I 2(2-0)
DPPR613 PHARMACOLOGY I 3(3-0)
DPPE613 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY -I 3(2-1)
DPTE613 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES & TECHNIQUES I 3(2-1)
DPSO612 SOCIOLOGY 2(2-0)
DPHW613 HEALTH & WELLNESS 3(3-0)
DPPC612 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE I 2(0-2)
TOTAL 18
SIXTH DPPM623 PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY II 3(2-1)
DPPR623 PHARMACOLOGY II 3(3-0)
DPPE623 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY -II 3(2-1)
DPTE623 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES & TECHNIQUES II 3(2-1)
DPHE612 HEALTH EDUCATION & TEACHING METHODOLOGY 2(2-0)
DPCM612 COMMUNITY MEDICINE 2(2-0)
DPCP622 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE II 2(0-2)
TOTAL 18
FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR
SEVENTH DPME613 MEDICINE I 3(3-0)
DPSU613 SURGERY I 3(3-0)
DPRD613 RADIOLOGY & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGINING  - 3(2-1)
DPMU614

MUSCULOSKELETAL

PHYSICAL THERAPY

4(3-1)
DPSE612 SPECIAL EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION 2(2-0)
DPCP632 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE III 2(0-2)
TOTAL 17
EIGHT DOME623 MEDICINE II 3(3-0)
DPSU623 SURGERY II 3(3-0)
DPNE614 NEUROLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY 4(3-1)
DPEB613 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE 3(2-1)
DPPO613 PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS 3(2-1)
DPCP642 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE IV 2(0-2)
TOTAL 18
FIFTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR
NINTH DPCA613 CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSICAL THERAPY 3(2-1)
DPMT613 MANUAL THERAPY 3(2-1)
DPCD613 CLINICAL DECISION MAKING & DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS 3(3-0)
DPRM613 RESEARCH DESIGN & METHODOLOGY 3(2-1)
DPPP612

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

(LAWS , ETHICS, ADMINISTRATION)

2(2-0)
DPIN612 INTEGUMENTRY PHYSICAL THERAPY  2(2-0)
DPCP652 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE V 2(0-2)
TOTAL 18
TENTH DPGO612 GYNAECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS  PHYSICAL THERAPY  2(2-0)
DPPA612 PAEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY  2(2-0)
DPGE612 GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
DPSP612 SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
DPEP612 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES 2(2-0)
DPCP662 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE VI 2(0-2)
DPRP616 RESEARCH PROJECT 6
TOTAL 18
TOTAL CREDITS 179

 [Assessment Criteria / Plan]

  • Sessional Exam after 8 weeks
  • Final semester Exam after 18 weeks

Subjects with theory, viva and practical

a) Theory paper : 50-100 MCQs & SEQs: Marks =50- 100
b) Duration of paper : 1- 2 hours

Assessment Criteria:

a) Assignments: 10%
b) Sessional Exam: 30%
c) Final Exam : 40 %
d) Viva & practical(Clinical Exam): 20 %

Subject with theory papers only:

a) Theory paper : 50-100 MCQs & SEQs : Marks 50-100
b) Duration of paper : 1- 2 hours

Assessment Criteria:

a) Assignments: 10%
b) Sessional Exam: 40%
c) Final Exam : 50%

Clinical Exam- Total Marks 100:

a) Case Evaluation : 40% 
b) Treatment session Observation: 40%
c) Viva 10 questions : 20%

 

[DPT Admission Guidelines]