Overview of Program:

SBB DEWAN University under its Faculty of Health and Medicine offers a five-year undergraduate degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) . The degree of Physical Therapy is endorsed by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) comprises of five years (10 semesters), equivalent to 17 years of schooling. The degree programme produces physical therapy professionals – the Doctors of Physical Therapy – and are 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.

Doctor of Physical Therapy is a dynamic profession concerned with evaluation and rehabilitation of patients disabled by pain, disease, or injury and their treatment by physical therapeutic measure. The objective of the programme is to produce group of highly competent physiotherapists. This degree programme includes foundational science courses, such as anatomy, physiology, histology, exercise physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, pharmacology, pathology, and radiology/imaging, along with behavioural science courses, such as evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning. In this degree programme the students also study the clinically-based courses include medical screening, examination tests and measures, diagnostic process, therapeutic interventions, outcomes assessment, and practice management.

Course Outline

1st Semester
S.No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 ANATOMY-I 4
2 PHYSIOLOGY-I 3
3 KINESIOLOGY-I 3
4 ENGLISH-I (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH) 3
5 PAKISTAN STUDIES 2
6 Introduction to Computer 3
Total 18
2nd Semester
S.No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 ANATOMY-II 4
2 PHYSIOLOGY-II 3
3 KINESIOLOGY-II 3
4 ENGLISH-II (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)   3
5 ISLAMIC STUDIES / ETHICS 2
6 SOCIOLOGY 2
Total 17
3rd Semester
S.No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 ENGLISH-III (Technical Writing & Presentation Skills) 3
2 MEDICAL PHYSICS 3
3 ANATOMY-III 3
4 PHYSIOLOGY-III 3
5 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-II 3
6 BIOCHEMISTRY 2
Total 17
4th Semester
S.No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 ANATOMY-IV (Neuro Anatomy) 3
2 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-II 3
3 HEALTH & WELLNESS 2
4 BIOCHEMISTRY II 3
5 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 3
6 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS         2
Total 16
5th Semester
S.No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY I 2
2 PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS I 2
3 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY I 3
4 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES & TECHNI 3
5 BIOSTATICS I 3
6 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (PSYCHOLOGY & ETHICS) 2
7 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE I 3
Total 18
6th Semester
S.No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY II 3
2 PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS II 2
3 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY-II 3
4 BIOSTATISTICS II (university optional) 3
5 COMMUNITY MEDICINE & REHABILITION 3
6 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE II 3
Total 17
7th Semester
S.No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 MEDICINE I 3
2 SURGERY I 3
3 RADIOLOGY & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING 3
4 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY 3
5 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE 3
6 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE III 3
Total 18
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8th Semester
S.No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 MEDICINE II 3
2 SURGERY II 3
3 NEUROLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY 3
4 SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY & RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3
5 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES & PRIMARY CARE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY 3
6 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE IV 3
Total 18
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9th Semester
S.No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSICAL THERAPY 3
2 PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS 2
3 CLINICAL DECISION MAKING & DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS 3
4 MANUAL THERAPY 3
5 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (LAWS, ETHICS & ADMINISTRATION) 2
6 INTEGUMENTRY PHYSICAL THERAPY 2
7 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE V 3
Total 18
10th Semester
S.No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY 2
2 PAEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY 2
3 GERONTOLOGY & GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY 2
4 SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY 2
5 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE VI 4
6 RESEARCH PROJECT 6
Total 18
Total Credit Hours: 175

Admission criteria

Students holding F.Sc. (Pre-medical) with minimum 60% marks from Pakistan or an equivalent qualification from overseas university/school are eligible to apply. Entrance test is a prerequisite which carries 60 per cent weightage and F. Sc. marks have 40 per cent weightage.

Fee structure

– Admission fee: PKR 15,000
– Enrolment fee: PKR 15,000
– Tuition fee: PKR 85,000 per semester