Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Department
Bahawalpur Institute of Rehabilitation Science

Introduction

This degree program includes foundational Sciences courses, such as anatomy, physiology, histology, exercise physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, pharmacology, pathology, 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 including medical screening, examination tests and measures, diagnostic processes, therapeutic interventions, outcomes assessment, and practice management.

The DPT degree is quite different from the four years BS program 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. The core skills of physical Therapists include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electrotherapeutic modalities.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Curriculum

1st Year

# Subject Title Theory Marks Practical / Clinical
G. Viva Marks
Total Marks
1 ANATOMY I 100 100 200
2 PHYSIOLOGY I 100 100 200
3 BIOCHEMISTRY I 100 100 200
4 KINESIOLOGY 100 100 200
5 ENGLISH 100 Not Applicable 100
6 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 100 Not Applicable 100
TOTAL 600 400 1000

2nd Year

# Subject Title Theory Marks Practical / Clinical
G. Viva Marks
Total Marks
1 ANATOMY II 100 100 200
2 PHYSIOLOGY II 100 100 200
3 BIOCHEMISTRY II 100 100 200
4 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS 100 100 200
5 ISLAMIC STUDIES 100 Not applicable 100
6 PAKISTAN STUDIES 100 Not applicable 100
TOTAL 600 400 1000

3rd Year

# Subject Title Theory Marks Practical / Clinical
G. Viva Marks
Total Marks
1 PHARMACOLOGY 100 Not applicable 100
2 GENERAL PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY 100 100 200
3 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY INCLUDING MEDICAL PHYSICS 100 100 200
4 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES AND TECHNIQUES & MANUAL THERAPY 100 100 200
TOTAL 400 300 700

4th Year

# Subject Title Theory Marks Practical / Clinical
G. Viva Marks
Total Marks
1 SPECIAL PATHOLOGY 100 100 200
2 COMMUNITY HEALTH, RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 100 Not applicable 100
3 PHYSICAL THERAPY IN MEDICINE INCLUDING RADIOLOGY & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING 100 100 200
4 CLINICAL DECISION MAKING & DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS 100 Not applicable 100
5 PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENT & TECHNIQUES-I (Musculoskeletal, Sports, Gerontology including Geriatric, Paediatric Physical Therapy and Supervised Clinical Practices I) 100 100 200
6 EVIDENCE BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY& PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 100 Not applicable 100
TOTAL 600 300 900

Final Year

# Subject Title Theory Marks Practical / Clinical
G. Viva Marks
Total Marks
1 PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SURGERY 100 100 200
2 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES & PRIMARY CARE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY 100 100 200
3 PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENT & TECHNIQUES-II (Cardiopulmonary, Neurological, Gynecological & Obstetrics, ,Integumentary Physical Therapy , and Supervised Clinical Practices II) 100 100 200
4 PROSTHETICS, ORTHOTICS, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT& COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION 100 Not applicable 100
5 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY & HEALTH AND WELLNESS 100 100 200
TOTAL 500 400 900
REPORT WRITING (In Final Year) Qualifying Mandatory

Note:

  1. There shall be 01 Question Paper in each subject having equal contribution from all sections.
  2. Supervised Clinical Practices I shall commence from 3rd year & evaluated at the end of 4th year along with relevant subject while Supervised Clinical Practices II shall commence from 4th year & evaluated at the end of final year along with relevant subject.
  3. 10% marks are reserved for internal assessment based upon 3-5 Class Tests average, Class attendance, and Overall performance.

CREDIT ACCUMULATION AND TRANSFER SYSTEM (CAT)

A Credit accumulation and transfer system is a systematic way of describing an educational program based upon its components. Credit hour or credit unit is basically the academic currency of the academic activities.

In DPT under the CAT system is defined as

Title Recommended Actual
Teaching Clinical Total
1. Contact hours 1500-1800 hrs/year

2. 25-30 Contact hours = 01 credit point

3. Number of credit points in a year = 55-60

1500-1800 hours/year 1500+1500+1300+1600+1400+300 (R.W.)=7600 300+300+600=1200 8800/5=1760

hours/year

Division Of Study Hours - 1st Year

# Subject Title Contact Hours
1 ANATOMY I 300
2 PHYSIOLOGY I 300
3 BIOCHEMISTRY I 300
4 KINESIOLOGY 400
5 ENGLISH 100
6 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 100
TOTAL 1500

Division Of Study Hours - 2nd Year

# Subject Title Contact Hours
1 ANATOMY II 300
2 PHYSIOLOGY II 300
3 BIOCHEMISTRY II 300
4 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS 400
5 ISLAMIC STUDIES 100
6 PAKISTAN STUDIES 100
TOTAL 1500

Division Of Study Hours - 3nd Year

# Subject Title Contact Hours
1 GENERAL PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY 300
2 PHARMACOLOGY 150
3 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY INCLUDING MEDICAL PHYSICS 450
4 THERAPEUTICS EXERCISES AND TECHNIQUES & MANUAL THERAPY 450
TOTAL 1300

Division Of Study Hours - 4th Year

# Subject Title Contact Hours
1 PHYSICAL THERAPY IN MEDICINE INCLUDING RADIOLOGY & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING 300
2 SPECIAL PATHOLOGY 300
3 CLINICAL DECISION MAKING & DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS 150
4 PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENT & TECHNIQUES-I (Musculoskeletal, Sports, Gerontology including Geriatric, Paediatric Physical Therapy and Supervised Clinical Practices- I) 500
5 COMMUNITY HEALTH, RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 200
EVIDENCE BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 150
TOTAL 1600

FINAL (5th) YEAR

# Subject Title Contact Hours
1 PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SURGERY 200
2 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES & PRIMARY CARE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY 300
3 PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENT & TECHNIQUES-II (Cardiopulmonary, Neurological, Gynecological & Obstetrics, ,Integumentary Physical Therapy , and Supervised Clinical Practices -II) 500
4 PROSTHETICS, ORTHOTICS, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT& COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION 200
5 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY & HEALTH AND WELLNESS 200
TOTAL 1400
Report Writing (in final year) 300
G. TOTAL 7600

Break Down Of Hours Of Clinical Practice

Year Ward/Clinic Hours Period
3rd YEAR PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC 300 06 Months
Total 300
4th YEAR PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC 100 02 Months
GENERAL MEDICINE 50 01 Months
PULMONOLOGY & CARDIOLOGY 25 0.5 Month
NEUROLOGY 50 01Months
GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS 25 0.5 Month
PEDIATRICS 50 01Months
Total 300
FINAL YEAR PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC 100 03 Months
CHEST MEDICINE 40 0.5 Month
BURN & PLASTIC SURGERY 80 02 Months
GENERAL SURGERY 40 0.5 Month
ORTHOPEDICS SURGERY 100 03 Months
NEURO SURGERY 80 01 Month
CARDIOVASCULAR & THORACIC SURGERY 80 01 Month
ICU & CCU 80 01 Month
TOTAL 600
S. TOTAL 1200
G. TOTAL
(including Theory & Clinical)=7600+1200
8800

Note

* 2/3rd of the clinical training shall be provided in the morning whereas 1/3rd of the clinical training shall be provided in the evening. There shall be 1-2 months of summer vacations in an academic session.

Department Contact Info

Main Ahmadpur East Road Opp. National Highway & Motorway Police Office of the Chief Patrol Officer (Beat-20) Bahawalpur

+92-303-9323245
birs@bmdc.com.pk

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Student Resources

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is offered by the Bahawalpur Institute of Rehabilitation Science ( BIRS ). For online application and further information click on the below links.