The first professional degree in physical therapy endorsed by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) comprises of 5 years (10 semesters), equivalent 17 years of schooling. The degree program will produce physical therapy professionals who will be Doctors of Physical Therapy and will be competent to diagnose and treat movement dysfunctions due to injuries or diseases by using all physical means including; manual therapy techniques, exercise therapy, electrotherapy and preventative and corrective measures. Physical Therapists with the DPT degree will be practitioners of choice to whom public will have direct access for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions, and environmental barriers related to movement, function, and health.
This degree program include foundational science courses, such as anatomy, physiology, histology, exercise physiology, neuroscience, bio-mechanics, pharmacology, pathology, and radiology/imaging, along with behavioral science courses, such as evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning. In this degree program the students also study the clinically-based courses include medical screening, examination tests and measures, diagnostic process, therapeutic interventions, outcomes assessment, and practice management. The DPT degree is quite different from the four years BS, PT degree in terms of curriculum, duration of study and scope of clinical practice. The DPT degree also fulfills the international requirements for physical therapy education, so the DPT graduates could get equivalency easily abroad.
Physical Therapist is able to work in following areas:
- Teaching institutions
- hospitals & health department (as BS-17 officer)
- Private Hospitals
- Autonomous practice (Private clinics)
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation centers
- Research centers
- Sports &fitness centers.
- Home health
- International job placements
- Medical Technology companies
- Eligibility of Admission:
A person holding F.Sc (Pre-medical) with minimum 60% marks from Pakistan or an equivalent qualification from any other university/school and 50% marks required from Entry Test of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University is eligible for admission.
The students finally selected will be interviewed for personality and aptitude for the Physical Therapy education.
White Shalwar, Grey Shirt and white Dupatta for Girls and Grey Pants and White Shirt for Boys students. White Overall will be compulsory for all students.
Total dues for 1st year to be paid in favour of Islamabad Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad at the time of admission.
Note: Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University dues such as Examination fee, Degree fee, Transcript fee and any other charges that the students are liable to pay as and when required.