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DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY (DPT)

 

Introduction of Program

Doctor of Physical therapy is a 5 years Clinical Degree program; that constitute of the Laboratory practice, Class lectures and Clinical Rotations in Different hospitals. Degree holders will be able to title themselves as “Doctor of Physical Therapy?.

Physical therapy is an essential segment of modern health care system. It is a “Science of Healing and art of caring?. It pertains to the clinical examination, evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory systems’ functional disorders including symptoms of pain, edema, and physiological, structural and psychosomatic ailments. It deals with methods of treatment based on movement, manual therapy, physical agents, and therapeutics modalities to relieve the pain and other complications.

Hence, Physical therapy covers basic parameters of healing sciences i.e. preventive, promotional, diagnostic, rehabilitative, and curative.

Vision Statement of a Department of physical Therapy:

Our vision is to established an department, recognized regionally , nationally and internationally as a center of excellence for innovative physical therapy education and will be a predominant resource of competent graduates with export and leadership qualities in academic, clinical, and research

Mission Statement:

The primary mission of the department is to produce knowledgeable, effective, adaptable and reflective practitioners who demonstrate ethical, responsible, professional behavior, and sensitive to cultural and psychosocial differences, use evidence derived from research to inform independent judgments to meet patient needs, utilize critical and integrative thinking and problem-solving, practice lifelong learning, and provide services that contribute to the optimal health and function of the residents of the communities they serve.

American Vision statement of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program:

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) developed the new nomenclature of Entry level Physiotherapy degree as: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in a statement called the vision 2020 developed in the year 2000. (Last Updated: 10/4/2011). According to APTA guidelines student after Graduating in DPT program can be title as Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Vision 2020 Sentence for Physical Therapy

By the year 2020, physical therapy will be provided by physical therapists who are doctors of physical therapy, recognized by consumers and other health care professionals as the practitioners of choice to whom consumers have direct access for diagnosis, interventions, and prevention of impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions, and environmental barriers related to movement, function, and health.

Physical therapists will be practitioners of choice in patients’/clients’ health networks and will hold all privileges of autonomous practice. Guided by integrity, life-long learning, and a commitment to comprehensive and accessible health programs for all people, physical therapists will render evidence-based services throughout the continuum of care and improve quality of life for society. They will provide culturally sensitive care distinguished by trust, respect, and an appreciation for individual differences.

While fully availing themselves of new technologies, as well as basic and clinical research, physical therapists will continue to provide direct patient/client care. They will maintain active responsibility for the growth of the physical therapy profession and the health of the people it serves.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a clinical doctoral degree (entry level degree) that reflects the growth in the body of knowledge and expected responsibilities that a professional physical therapist must master to provide best practice to the consumer. All physical therapists are obligated to engage in the continual acquisition of knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance the science of physical therapy and its role in the delivery of health care.

This vision statement of DPT Program is based on five principles

1. Professional Autonomy

2. Direct access

3. Choice of practice

4. Evidence based Practice

5. Professionalism & Ethics

Autonomous Physical Therapist Practice

Physical therapists accept the responsibility to practice autonomously and collaboratively in all practice environments to provide best practice to the patient/client. Autonomous physical therapist practice is characterized by independent, self-determined, professional judgment and action.

Direct Access

Every consumer has the legal right to directly access a physical therapist throughout his/her lifespan for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of, impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities related to movement, function and health.

Evidence-based Practice

Evidence-based practice is access to, and application and integration of evidence to guide clinical decision making to provide best practice for the patient/client. Evidence-based practice includes the integration of best available research, clinical expertise, and patient/client values and circumstances related to patient/client management, practice management, and health care policy decision making. Aims of evidence-based practice include enhancing patient/client management and reducing unwarranted variation in the provision of physical therapy services.

Practitioner of Choice

Physical therapists personify the elements of Vision 2020 and are recognized as the preferred providers among consumers and other health care professionals for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities related to movement, function, and health.

Professionalism and Ethics

Physical therapists consistently demonstrate core values by aspiring to and wisely applying principles of altruism, excellence, caring, ethics, respect, communication and accountability and by working together with other professionals to achieve optimal health and wellness in individuals and communities

GOALS OF THE PROGRAM:

THE PURPOSE OF THE DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM (DPT) IS TO PREPARE PHYSICAL THERAPISTS WHO WILL:

1. Be primary providers of physical therapy care.

2. Serve as responsible members in the professional community and are willing and able to assume leadership roles in the communities they serve.

3. Identify researchable problems, advocate and participate in research, and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.

4. Understand and place in context the social, economic and cultural issues of practice and effectively advocate for changes in policy

5. Correlate theory with practice and think creatively about, react to, adapt or shape new practice environments.

6. Participate in and provide education for communities, patients, peers, students and others.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM:

GRADUATES OF THE DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM WILL:

1. 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.

2. Understand, correlate and apply theoretical foundations of knowledge to the practice of physical therapy; evaluate and clarify new or evolving theory relevant to physical therapy.

3. Demonstrate the behaviors of the scholarly clinician by developing and utilizing the process of critical thinking and inquiry, particularly focused on the improvement of the practice of physical therapy and the delivery of health care.

4. Engage in reflective practice through sound clinical decision making, critical self-assessment and commitment to lifelong learning.

5. Demonstrate mastery of entry level professional clinical skills. Provision of these services is based on the best available evidence and includes physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, prevention activities, wellness initiatives and appropriate health care utilization.

6. Prepared to influence the development of human health care regulations and policies that are consistent with the needs of the patient and of the society.

7. Demonstrate leadership, management, and communication skills to effectively participate in physical therapy practice and the health care team.

8. Incorporate and demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviors to all persons.

9. Demonstrate the professional and social skills to adapt to changing health care environments to effectively provide physical therapy care.

10. Practice of students as House officers after completion of the program, all students will be provided Paid house job for one year to flourish them in the field and pulling out the maximum potential out of the students. Degrees will be awarded after completion of House job.

Curriculum to Follow:

The Department will follow the Higher Education Commission (HEC) approved Curriculum of (DPT)

Course descriptions and syllabi also are included in the curriculum. All students take all courses. The special emphasis of the curriculum, consistent with an entry-level degree into the profession and with our mission, is to graduate knowledgeable, effective, adaptable and reflective physical therapist practitioners who demonstrate ethical, responsible, professional behavior, are sensitive to cultural and psychosocial differences, use evidence derived from research to inform independent judgments to meet patient needs, utilize critical and integrative thinking and problem-solving, practice lifelong learning, and provide services that contribute to the optimal health and function of the residents of the communities they serve.

Scope of Practice:

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is an under-graduate 5 years program designed to prepare Physical Therapy practitioners grounded in evidence-based practice in Physical Therapy. The program consists of a combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical practice experiences in hospital settings with multidisciplinary approach, over 5 years span that fully integrates evidence-based practice into classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. One year PAID HOUSE-JOB Following successful completion of 5 years, graduates will be eligible to appoint as Physical Therapist house officers in at least 200 bedded Hospital. They are so well equipped that they can start their own private Practice after completion of House Jobs. Graduates will be prepared for practice across the health care continuum and across the lifespan.

FEE STRUCTURE

Sr. No.

Particular

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year

5th year

1.

Admission Fee (Non-Refundable

10,000

2.

Tuition Fee

250,000

250,000

250,000

250,000

250,000

3.

Registration Fee

10,000

4.

Security (Refundable)

20,000

5.

Miscellaneous

Total

290,000

250,000

250,000

250,000

250,000