LAHORE – Vice Chancellor University of Health Sciences Prof Malik Hussain Mubbashir inaugurated classes of two-year transitional programme in Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT) on Saturday.

The post-professional degree course has been launched for the first time in Pakistan.

Addressing the students and faculty members, the VC said that the programme was designed to provide contemporary knowledge and skill to practicing physical therapists for better patient care.

“What makes physical therapists important is that they know how to look at the bigger whole picture and take care of the smallest details which sometimes means nothing to others even patients themselves, but at the end make a huge difference”, he added.

He emphasised the need of research and evidence-based clinical practice and said that there would be no compromise on quality and standards of education at the university.

Course Coordinator Dr Muhammad Asim said that the curriculum of t-DPT had been designed in line with international standards with a focus on the evidence-based format. The teaching would be through the highly sophisticated web portal to encourage constant and active learning among students.

One of the faculty members, Dr Fariha Shah said that across the globe, physical therapy had gotten its recognition in healthcare due to research backed validity as a necessary and important treatment for patients.