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Doctor of Physiotherapy


The programme for the award of DPT shall be made up of six (6) years of formal studies in the University comprising three (3) years of pre-clinical training in basic sciences and basic medical sciences; and three years of clinical training. The clinical training shall comprise:

  1. Hospital based training
  2. Community physiotherapy postings in rural health centres
  3. A minimum of twelve (12) weeks of outside clinical postings in 4-6 facilities relevant to physiotherapy (other than teaching hospitals) as approved by the training institutions.

The DPT programme shall normally run for 12 semesters (6 academic sessions) for candidates admitted into the 100 level of study; and 10 semesters (5 academic sessions) for candidates admitted into the 200 level of study. The maximum number of semesters allowed for the programme shall not exceed 18 semesters.


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