There are numerous undergraduate programs and few masters programs in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy being offered in Pakistan. This MS-CPT program will encompass integration of basic concepts and theoretical framework, latest evidence based foundational and clinical knowledge, assessment, and conservative management approaches according to international standards.

Goal of the Program:

This course will be a specialized program encompassing latest evidence based management techniques and knowledge regarding different cardiovascular and pulmonary Diseases, their diagnostic tools and approaches, detailed quantitative and qualitative cardiovascular and pulmonary assessment, handling critical care and intensive care equipment and patients with focused hands-on management techniques , to enable the graduates become specialized practitioners in dealing with a multitude of problems involving the cardiovascular and pulmonary system which is a dire need of the country.

Objectives of the Program:

  • To provide specialized cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapists.
  • To provide responsible and skilled members assuming leadership roles in the benefit of communities they serve
  • To provide functionally proactive and productive members of a cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy team engaged in health care, clinical research & education. 
  • To identify researchable problems, advocate and participate in research, and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.
  • To adopt latest evidence-based assessment and management skills for health care system.
  • To incorporate and integrate social, economic, and cultural values into cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy practice for advocating changes in policy.

Assessment Criteria

Midterm/Sessional Exam after 8 weeks

Final Term/Terminal Exam after 16 weeks

Assessment of subjects with viva:

–         Assignments                                                   10%

–         Sessional Exam                                              30%

–         Final Exam                                                      40 %

–         Viva/Practical/OSPE/OSCE                            20 %

Assessment of subject without viva:

–         Assignments                                                    20%

–         Sessional Exam                                               30%

–         Final Exam                                                       50%

Clinical Residency Program:

–         Case Evaluation & Treatment                           70%

–         Viva                                                                   20%

–         Log book                                                           10%

Research Project:

–         Supervisor                                                         60 %

Synopsis                                                                       20 %

Thesis                                                                           40 %

–         External Examiner                                             40 %

Cumulative                                                                    60% = pass