DPT Stand for
DPT full form is "Doctor of Physical Therapy"
DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy)
It is another important degree after MBBS, BDS in the healthcare sector. After MBBS and BDS, It is also a study of medical science dealing and caring of patients”. It is a branch of health sciences, which pertains to the clinical assessment, evaluation, examination, diagnosis and plan of care of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardio-pulmonary and Integumentary conditions, including the pain and those of psychosomatic origin. A DPT graduate in Pakistan is likely to be called a Doctor of Physical Therapy or Doctor of Physiotherapy.
Duration of DPT in Pakistan Universities
DPT is 5 year program in Pakistan with 1 year house job. According to HEC there are 2 semester in 1 year. There are total 10 semester in 5 year. Students after passing there 12 year education can start DPT program. Mdcat is not required for DPT program but, some universities conduct their on entry test and interview for admission.
Eligibility Criteria for DPT in Pakistan Universities
The candidate with 60% marks in FSC ( pre medical) can apply in DPT program. But, DPT merit is also high in pakistan just like mbbs, bds, and pharm d program. King Edward medical university DPT program merit normally start from 95% and end at 89%.
DPT Course Learning Objective
A graduate of Doctor of Physical Therapy(DPT) degree will:
- Deep knowledge of basic sciences and clinical sciences applicable to physical therapy.
- Understand and relate academic basics of knowledge to the practice of physical therapy.
- Demonstrate the performances of the leading clinician by developing and using the process of serious rational and analysis.
- Demonstrate leadership,management and communication skills to effectively participate in physical therapy practice and health care team.
- 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.
Career after DPT
After doing DPT student can start their carrer in different fields. Some of are mention below
- Work in any corporation for employee health, fitness, and wellness.
- Work in the Armed Forces at some levels
- Work in Special Schools for disabled students
- Work in Normal Schools for student counselling
DPT Frequently Asked Questions / DPT FAQs
Q: What is DPT full form?
Ans: DPT stand for Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Q: Who should study DPT?
Ans: Students whose have passed out degree in FSc/A-level/equivalent major with Biology, Physics and Chemistry subjects and are also interested in life sciences, believe in diversity of profession, wish a professional career that is more than a job and also desire to make a healthy change in people’s life should adopt this profession. There is huge scope of DPT in Pakistan and abroad.
Q: What is minimum eligibility criteria for DPT?
Ans: Minimum DPT eligibility criteria in Pakistan in various institutes is FSc pre medical or equivalent marks with 60% according to DPT Institutional Admission Policy of respective institutes.
Q: Is DPT recognized by PMC in Pakistan?
Ans: No, as PMC is only autonomous body for MBBS & BDS Degree Programs.
Q: Do DPT graduates deals patients?
Ans: Yes, because physiotherapists are basically Rehabilitation Professionals whose working is also directly with patients ensuring their recovery after surgery, injury, fracture or other acquired disabilities.
Q: Are DPT graduates called doctor?
Ans: As DPT stand for Doctor of physical Therapy and according to the National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) for DPT by Higher Education Commission (HEC), they are likely to be called as “Doctor of Physical Therapy”. They will use complete title and they cannot call themselves as Doctor alone.
Q: Can a doctor of physical therapy practice In Pakistan privately?
Ans: Yes, a Doctor of Physical Therapy can practice independently.
Q: Is house job mandatory for DPT in Pakistan?
Ans: Yes, House Job is also compulsory after the completion of 5 years degree because they directly deal patients in their defined domain.
Q: What is the scope of DPT in Pakistan?
Ans: They have a bright future in Pakistan. In short, the aim of Physiotherapy to change and improve the movement, physical independence and quality of life.
Q: Is MDCAT necessary for DPT?
Ans: No, it is not necessary.