Physical therapy is a dynamic healthcare profession with strong theoretical and research based scientific foundation. It primarily focuses on the patients that have musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, vestibular and integumentary systems’ impairments leading to functional disabilities. It also focuses on method of evaluating functions of these systems and on the selection and application of appropriate therapeutic interventions to alleviate pain; eliminate impairments; maintain, improve, or restore function; and prevent dysfunction. Additionally the field of physical therapy is well developed in specializations such as sports physical therapy; women’s health; prosthetics and orthotics; lymph edema and burns/wound care. Physical therapists work closely with healthcare professionals in providing care to the patients. They work in acute, sub-acute, chronic, inpatient and out-patient facilities. Physical therapists have an elaborate role in the treatment of pediatric and geriatric populations that have movement dysfunctions. The profession of Physical therapy has enormously developed within last century in developed countries like USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Physical therapists (PTs) play an essential role in today’s health care environment and are recognized as vital providers of rehabilitation and habilitation, prevention and risk-reduction services. Variety of settings, including hospitals (orthopedic departments, neuro-rehabilitation center), nursing homes, public schools, private offices, community health centers, research centers, industry, home health care, athletic programs and physical therapy educational programs require Physical therapists; ultimately graduates of this program will be able to offer in above mentioned areas.

 

Scheme of Studies:
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course CHrs Course CHrs
Writing & Communication-I 3 (2-1) Writing & Communication-II 3 (2-1)
Free elective –I 3 (3-0) Mathematics 3 (2-1)
Anatomy I 4 (3-1) Anatomy II 4 (3-1)
Physiology I 3 (2-1) Physiology II 3 (2-1)
Kinesiology I 3 (2-1) Kinesiology II 3 (2-1)
Professional Practice 2(2-0) Health & Wellness 2 (2-0)
Total 16 Total 18
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course CHrs Course CHrs
Anatomy III 4 (3-1) Anatomy IV 3 (2-1)
Physiology III 3 (2-1) Physiology IV 3 (2-1)
Biomechanics & Ergonomics I 3 (2-1) Biomechanics & Ergonomics II 3 (2-1)
Biochemistry & Genetics I 3 (3-0) Biochemistry & Genetics II 3 (3-0)
Free elective –II

(sociology )

2(2-0) Medical Physics 3 (3-0)
Total 15 Teaching Methodology & Community Medicine 3 (3-0)
    Total 18
Summer Semester Summer Semester
Course CHrs Course CHrs
Islamiyat 3 (3-0) Basics of Computers 3 (3-0)
Pakistan Studies 3 (3-0) Behavioural Sciences 3 (2-1)
Total 6 Total 6
Semester 5 Semester 6
Course CHrs Course CHrs
Pathology & Microbiology I 2 (2-0) Pathology & Microbiology II 3 (2-1)
Pharmacology I 3 (3-0) Pharmacology II 2 (2-0)
Physical Agents & Electrotherapy I 3 (2-1) Physical Agents & Electrotherapy II 3 (2-1)
Therapeutic Exercises & Techniques I 3 (2-1) Therapeutic Exercises & Techniques II 3 (2-1)
Human Growth & Development & Communicating Based Rehab 2 (2-0) Free Elective-III (Psychology) 3 (3-0)
Supervised Clinical Practice I 3 (0-3) Supervised Clinical Practice II 3 (0-3)
Total 16 Total 17
Semester 7 Semester 8
Course CHrs Course CHrs
Medicine I 3 (3-0) Medicine II 3 (3-0)
Surgery I 3 (3-0) Surgery II 3 (3-0)
Radiology & Diagnostics 3 (2-1) Neurological PT 3 (2-1)
MSK PT 3 (2-1) Evidence Based PT 3 (2-1)
Biostatistics 3 (3-0) Prosthetics & Orthotics 2 (2-0)
Supervised Clinical Practice III 3 (0-3) Supervised Clinical Practice IV 3 (0-3)
Total 18 Total 17
Semester 9 Semester 10
Course CHrs Course CHrs
Cardiopulmonary PT 3 (2-1) Gynae & Obs 2 (2-0)
Sports PT 3 (2-1) Pediatric PT 2 (2-0)
Clinical Decision Making & Differential Diagnosis 3 (3-0) Gerontology & Geriatrics 2 (2-0)
Scientific Inquiry & Research Methodology 3 (2-1) Emergency Procedures & Primary Care 2 (2-0)
Integumentary PT 2 (2-0) Research Project 6
Supervised Clinical Practice V 3 (0-3) Supervised Clinical Practice VI 3 (0-3)
Total 17 Total 17