Physiotherapy

  • Dr.Abdul Rehman
  • MS CPPT, DPT
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Physiotherapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) or Doctor of Physiotherapy degree is a post-baccalaureate 5-year degree that may be conferred upon successful completion of a professional doctoral program. 

The DPT degree was accredited by American Physiotherapy Association (APTA). Its  “Vision 2020” states  “By 2020, physical therapy will be provided by physical therapists who are doctors of physiotherapy recognized by consumers & other health-care professionals as the practitioners of choice to whom consumers have direct access for the diagnosis of, intervention for, & prevention of impairments, functional limitations, & disabilities related to movement, function & health." 


History of Physiotherapy in Pakistan:- 


In 1956, The School of Physiotherapy was established by the Federal Government, Ministry of Health & Social Welfare with the assistance of the World Health Organization (WHO) at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center premises. Initially, the school offered a 2 years Diploma course with the minimum entrance qualification of matriculation (science group). In 1961, the 2 years program was upgraded to a 3 years Diploma. Later on, the program was raised to BSc Physiotherapy Degree (3 years) in 1963, affiliated with the University of Karachi, and pertinent changes were added & made in the syllabus according to the need. The International faculties of Physiotherapy had upgraded their syllabi. To match those standards; in 1999, the BSc Physiotherapy course was upgraded to 4 years BS Physiotherapy Degree Course. Recently, following the “Vision 2020 of APTA”, the 4 years BSPT Program was upgraded to 5 years DPT (Doctor of Physiotherapy) Program in 2008 to meet the International standard. At present, 26 Institutions are serving in the field of Physiotherapy in Pakistan.

The Physio College of Rehabilitation Sciences started the DPT program in 2017. DPT is a five-year degree program, having 10 semesters. Each semester is of 6 months which includes 18 weeks of education, examination and semester break.

The mission of TPCRS is to explore, aware, and practical implementation of knowledge in the various areas of the health sciences.

The college aims to realize this mission by:

  • Training the health sector workforce of the future.
  • Conducting research that creates new knowledge in the field of health sciences and reviews improvement in existing bodies of knowledge.
  • Providing innovative, patient-oriented health care.
  • Contributing to the economic development and well being of Pakistan through integrated programs in education, research and clinical care.
  • Participation in social uplift programmes to eliminate poverty

Duration: 5 Years

ELIGIBILITY:


Any one of the following qualifications is necessary for an applicant to be eligible for consideration. All foreign qualifications must be supported by an Equivalence Certificate issued by Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) of Pakistan with the application.

  • A minimum overall score of 60% in the Pre-Medical group of Higher Secondary School Certification or equivalent in Pakistan.
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (12th grade) from other countries with Biology, Chemistry and Physics accompanied by an Equivalence Certificate from IBCC of at least 60% HSSC pre-medical qualification.

COURSE CODENAME OF SUBJECTSCREDITS
FIRST SEMESTERFIRST PROFESSIONAL YEAR
DPT-101ANATOMY-I4(3-1)
DPT-103PHYSIOLOGY-I3(2-1)
DPT-105KINESIOLOGY-I3(2-1)
DPT-107ENGLISH-I(FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)3(3-0)
DPT-109PAKISTAN STUDIES2(2-0)
DPT-111BIOSTATISTICS-I3(3-0)
DPT-113ANATOMY-I (PRACTICAL)
DPT-115PHYSIOLOGY-I(PRACTICAL)
DPT-117KINESIOLOGY-I(PRACTICAL)

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THIRD SEMESTERSECOND PROFESSIONAL YEAR
DPT-201ENGLISH-III (Technical Writing  & Presentation Skills)3(3-0)
DPT-203INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER3(2-1)
DPT-205ANATOMY-III3(2-1)
DPT-207PHYSIOLOGY-III3(2-1)
DPT-209BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-I3(3-0)
DPT-211BIOCHEMISTRY & GENETICS-I2(2-0)
DPT-213ANATOMY-I (PRACTICAL)
DPT-215PHYSIOLOGY-I(PRACTICAL)
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SECOND SEMESTER 
DPT-102ANATOMY-II4(3-1)
DPT-104PHYSIOLOGY-II3(2-1)
DPT-106KINESIOLOGY-II3(2-1)
DPT-108ENGLISH-II(COMMUNICATION SKILLS)3(3-0)
DPT-110ISLAMIC STUDIES/ETHICS2(2-0)
DPT-112BIOSTATISTICS-II/university optional3(3-0)
DPT-114ANATOMY-II (PRACTICAL)
DPT-116PHYSIOLOGY-II(PRACTICAL)
DPT-118KINESIOLOGY-II(PRACTICAL)

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