There is no separate official DPT Council for DPT Curriculum and DPT study scheme. As per HEC DPT Curriculum, DPT Degree is taught in both annual and semester system and there are 175 total credit hours for DPT. In annual system, two consecutive semesters will be considered for one year. You will find DPT syllabus pdf and DPT semester subjects including DPT 1st semester subjects to last semester on this page.
DPT Course Syllabus 2023
Duration of DPT
As per the National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) of Higher Education Commission (HEC), DPT duration is five years which means that it is a five year undergraduate degree program. One year of house job will also be part of DPT degree after the completion of five years education. You are advised to go through DPT course content and DPT subjects given below
DPT Syllabus HEC Higher Education Commission
In Pakistan, some institutes/universities/medical colleges offer this program annually and some offer on semester basis depending upon the admission policy and criteria of respective institution. HEC has issued syllabus for Doctor of Physical Therapy DPT. We have provided you course outline of DPT by HEC. You can download from the link below:
DPT Course Outline and Syllabus of First Year
Following are the DPT first year subjects and DPT first year syllabus. The students can know DPT 1st year syllabus from this course outline:
|First||First Professional Year||Download|
DPT 1st Year Syllabus
Below is the DPT exam syllabus for first year:
|Second||First Professional Year||Download|
|Bio Statistics-II (Optional)||3(3-0)|
DPT Second Year Syllabus
Following consists of DPT 3rd semester syllabus and DPT 2nd year syllabus:
|Third||Second Professional Year||Download|
|English-III (Technical Writing & Analytical Skills)||3(3+0)|
|Introduction To Computer||3(2+1)|
|Biomechanics & Ergonomics-I||3(3-0)|
|Biochemistry & Genetics I||2(2-0)|
DPT 2nd Year Course Outline
DPT curriculum for 2nd year along with DPT subjects list is as follows:
|Fourth||Second Professional Year||Download|
|Biomechanics & Ergonomics-II||3(2+1)|
|Biochemistry & Genetics II||3(3-0)|
DPT Third Year Syllabus
Below is syllabus of DPT for 3rd year and DPT 5th semester syllabus:
|Fifth||Third Professional Year||Download|
|Pathology & Microbiology-I||2(2-0)|
|Physical Agents & Electrotherapy I||3(2+1)|
|Therapeutic Exercise & Techniques||3(2-1)|
|Health & Wellness||2(2-0)|
|Supervised Clinical Practice I||3(0+3)|
3rd Year DPT Curriculum
You can download DPT curriculum pdf of third year including 6th semester.
|Sixth||Third Professional Year||Download|
|Pathology & Microbiology-II||3(2+1)|
|Physical Agents & Electrotherapy II||3(2+1)|
|Teaching Methodology & Community Medicine||3(3-0)|
|Supervised Clinical Practice II||3(0+3)|
DPT Fourth Professional Year Syllabus
Here is DPT program curriculum for 4th year:
|Seventh||Fourth Professional Year||Download|
|Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging||3(2+1)|
|Musculoskeletal physical therapy||3(2+1)|
|Human Growth Development & Community Based Rehabilitation||2(2-0)|
|Supervised Clinical Practice III||3(0+3)|
DPT 4th Year Syllabus
Below is the DPT exam syllabus for fourth year:
|Eight||Fourth Professional Year||Download|
|Neurological Physical Therapy||3(2+1)|
|Evidence Based Practice||3(2+1)|
|Prosthetics & Orthotics||2(2-0)|
|Supervised Clinical Practice IV||3(0+3)|
5th Year Syllabus For DPT
DPT curriculum for 5th year is as follows:
|Ninth||Fifth Professional Year||Download|
|Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy||3(2+1)|
|Emergency Procedures & Primary Care in Physical Therapy||2(2-0)|
|Clinical Decision Making & Differentials Diagnosis||3(3+0)|
|Scientific Inquiry & Research Methodology||3(2+1)|
|Professional Practice (Laws, Ethics & Administration)||2(2-0)|
|Integumentary Physical Therapy||2(2-0)|
|Supervised Clinical Practice V||3(0-3)|
Final Year DPT Syllabus 2023 in Pakistan
Here is DPT program curriculum for final year:
|Tenth||Fifth Professional Year||Download|
|Obstetrics & Gynecological Physical Therapy||2(2+0)|
|Pediatric Physical Therapy||2(2+0)|
|Gerontology & Geriatric Physical Therapy||2(2+0)|
|Sports Physical Therapy||2(2-0)|
|Supervised Clinical Practice VI||4(0-4)|
DPT Course FAQs
Q: Which are the subjects of DPT program?
Ans: DPT is the five year degree program consists of 10 semesters. In these 10 semesters, the following subjects are taught to the students: • Anatomy -1 • Physiology -1 • Biostatistics -1 • English communication skills • Islamic studies/ ethics • Biomechanics & ergonomics • Biochemistry & genetic-1 • Exercise physiology • Medical physics • Pharmacology • Supervised clinical practice-1
Q: What is the course of DPT for Ist professional year?
Ans: The first year of DPT consist of 2 semesters. In the first professional year of DPT, following subjects are taught to the students: • Kinesiology -1 and practical • Anatomy-1 and practical • Pakistan studies • English-1 (functional English) • Anatomy-2 and practical • Physiology-2 and practical • Kinesiology-2 and practical • Islamic studies/ ethics
Q: What is the difference in syllabus for DPT in different universities?
Ans: In Pakistan, the syllabus of DPT is given by Higher Education Commission HEC. The syllabus of DPT may be difference in different universities. There is only a slightly difference in the syllabus of DPT in different universities. The basic topics and subjects for DPT are same in all universities.
Q: Is DPT hard to study?
Ans: DPT stands for Doctor of Physiotherapy. The physiotherapists deal with the joints and bone related therapies. In DPT programs, the students are taught the basic anatomy and physiology. The students need a lot of hard work for understanding. DPT is considered as a difficult degree.
Q: Which subjects are taught in the fifth year of DPT course?
Ans: In the last 2 semesters or fifth year of DPT course, following subjects are taught to the students: • Cardiopulmonary physical therapy • Clinical Decession making & differential diagnosis • Integumentry physical therapy • Supervised clinical practice • Scientific inquiry & research methodology (practical) • Obstetrics & Gynaecological physical therapy • Pediatric physical therapy • Sport physical therapy • Research project
Q: How can we get DPT syllabus pdf 2023?
Ans: The students who want the syllabus of DPT in pdf can get it from Ilmkidunya website which is issued by HEC.
Q: Which country is the best for DPT study?
Ans: As there is the demand of DPT in foreign countries, the students go abroad for DPT study. The USA, the UK, Canada, Germany, Kuwait, New Zealand and Europe are the best countries for DPT course. In these countries, the students can easily get job after DPT program.