Doctor of Physical Therapy
Introduction
Physical therapy is an essential segment of modern health care system. It is a “science of healing and art of caring”. It pertains to the clinical examination, evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory systems, functional disorders including symptoms of pain, edema, physiological, structural and psychosomatic ailments. It deals with methods of treatment based on movement, manual therapy, physical agents, and therapeutics modalities to relieve the pain and other complications.

Hence, Physical therapy covers basic parameters of healing sciences i.e. preventive, promotive, diagnostic, rehabilitative, and curative.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Programme
 
Degree Offered   Admission Criteria
Doctor of Physical Therapy  HSC (Pre-Medical) with 50% minimum marks/ A level or equivalent qualification
Curriculum – HEC Approved  Qualify aptitude Test & Interview
Programme Duration: 5 Years Medically Fit
Semester : 10    
Total Credit Hours : 174    
Goals of The Programme:
The purpose of the Doctor of physical therapy programme (DPT) 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Be 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.
 
Why Choose Us?
 
  • Jinnah College of Physical Therapy is located in the heart of the city.
  • It has the same Campus as Medicare Cardiac and General Hospital and Jinnah Medical and Dental College. MCGH is a state of the art Multi specialty hospital providing all kinds of Tertiary care services.
  • MCGH is especially renowned for its Orthopedics services. It is the biggest centre for knee and hip replacement in Sindh in the Private sector.
  • MCGH also has an advanced Physiotherapy Centre.
  • DPT students will have a practical and modern learning experience in Hospital campus and will get to enjoy a vibrant student life.
Curriculum Plan (HEC Approved):
Year 1
Semester 1
Course Title Credit Hours
ANATOMY –I
PHYSIOLOGY-I
KINESIOLOGY-I
ENGLISH-I (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)
PAKISTAN STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER
4(3-1)
3(2-1)
3(2-1)
3(3-0)
2(2-0)
3(2-1)
Total 18
Semester 2
Course Title Credit Hours
ANATOMY –I
PHYSIOLOGY-II
KINESIOLOGY
ENGLISH-II (COMMUNICATION SKILLS)
ISLAMIC STUDIES/ETHICS
SOCIOLOGY
4(3-1)
3(2-1)
3(2-1)
3(3-0)
2(2-0)
2(2-0)
Total 17
   
Year 2
Semester 3
Course Title Credit Hours
ENGLISH-III (Technical Writing & Presentation Skills)
MEDICAL PHYSICS
ANATOMY-III
PHYSIOLOGY-III
BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-1
BIOCHEMISTRY I
3(3-0)
3(2-1)
3(2-1)
3(2-1)
3(3-0)
2(2-0)
Total 17
Semester 4
Course Title Credit Hours
ANATOMY-IV (Neuro Anatomy)
BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-II
HEALTH & WELNESS
BIOCHEMISTRY II
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS
3(2-1)
3(2-1)
2(2-0)
3(2-1)
3(2-1)
2(2-0)
Total 16
   
Year 3
Semester 5
Course Title Credit Hours
PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY I
PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS I
PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY I
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES & TECHNIQUES
BIOSTATICS I
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (PSYCOLOGY & ETHICS)
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE I
2(2-0)
2(2-0)
3(2-1)
3(2-1)
3(3-0)
2(2-0)
3(0-3)
Total 18
Semester 6
Course Title Credit Hours
PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY II
PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS II
PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY II
BIOSTATISTICS II (University optional)
COMMUNITY MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE II
.
3(2-1)
2(2-0)
3(2-1)
3(3-0)
3(3-0)
3(0-3)
Total 17
   
Year 4
Semester 7
Course Title Credit Hours
MEDICINE I
SURGERY I
RADIOLOGY & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE III


3(3-0)
3(3-0)
3(2-1)
3(2-1)
3(2-1)
3(0-3)
Total 18
Semester 8
Course Title Credit Hours
MEDICINE II
SURGERY II
NEUROLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES & PRIMARY CARE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE IV
3(3-0)
3(3-0)
3(2-1)
3(2-1)

3(2-1)

3(0-3)
Total 18
   
Year 5
Semester 9
Course Title Credit Hours
CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSICAL THERAPY
PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS
CLINICAL DECISION MAKING & DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
MANUAL THERAPY
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (LAWS, ETHICS & ADMINISTRATION)
INTEGUMENTRY PHYSICAL THERAPY
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE V
3(2-1)
2(2-0)
3(3-0)

3(2-1)

2(2-0)
2(2-0)
3(0-3)
Total 18
Semester 10
Course Title Credit Hours
OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY
PAEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
GERONTOLOGY & GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY
SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE VI
RESEARCH PROJECT

2(2-0)

2(2-0)


2(2-0)
4(0-4)
6
Total 18
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 174
Credit hours distribution is as follows:
  • 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.
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