Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a five-year semester based degree program.

LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGIES

Both National and International qualified teaching faculty is involved to promote better understanding through:

  1. Presentation/Assignment/Seminar
  2. Tutorials
  3. Skills based labs
  4. Projects
  5. Clinical Practice (Supervised/Independent)

CLINICAL TRAINING

Students of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine have an exclusive advantage to be a part of an organization with large setup of tertiary care hospitals. The clinical training provides a better chance of learning and practicing the skills in the field hence, prepares future Podiatrists to play an important role in the improvement of healthcare quality in society. Students of 3rd, 4th and 5th professionals complete their clinical training in podiatric medicine at all three sites  of Dr. Ziauddin Hospital and clinical collaboration with other major healthcare institutions like Dow University of Health Sciences – OJHA campus (DUHS), National Institute of Child Health (NICH), Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, National Institute of Child Health (NICH), National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases (NICVD), Sindh Govt. Hospital, Tabba Heart Institute, Al-Umeed Rehabilitation Association (AURA), Rabia Moon Trust, Indus Hospital and Association for Children with Emotional and Learning Problems (ACELP).

SEMESTER SUMMARY

  • BASIC HEALTH SCIENCES
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Biomechanics
    • Applied Lower Extremity Anatomy
    • Biochemistry and Genetics
    • Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology
  • CLINICAL SCIENCES
    • Emergency and Traumatology
    • Psychology
    • Functional Orthopedics
    • Sports and Physical Medicine
  • PODIATRIC MEDICINE & SCIENCES
    • Peripheral Artery disease
    • Podiatric Medicine
    • Anesthesiology /or Protocol
    • Podiatric Surgery
    • Peads Podiatrics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES AND RESEARCH
    • Sociology
    • Statistics
    • Biostatistics
    • Teaching Methodologies and Professional Practices
    • Community Medicine
    • Scientific Inquiry and Research Methodology
    • Bioethics and Hospital Administration
    • Evidence Based Practice
    • Clinical Decision Making
  • COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
    • English
    • Introduction to Computers
    • Islamic Studies / Moral Ethics
    • Pakistan Studies

ADMISSION POLICY

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine is a five-year semester based degree program which is open to all science stream (Pre-Medical) students with minimum 50% marks from an accredited Institution in Pakistan or equivalent to international standards.

Therefore, candidates with O/A levels must acquire equivalency before taking admission.

All candidates are selected on merit, according to the following criteria:

  1. SSC Marks
  2. Entrance Test Marks
  3. HSC Marks
  4. Interview

The course is offered at Clifton Location.

Fee Structure

Admission FeeRs. 25,000/-
Semester Tuition FeeRs. 50,000/-
Security DepositRs. 25,000/-
Student Fund/SemesterRs. 2,000/-
Examination Fee/SemesterRs. 5500/-
TotalRs. 107,500/-

Note:

Any additional taxes imposed by the government will be the liability of the students/parents/guardian. The University reserves the right to increase the fees if required according to the recommendation of the Governing Body.

Advance fees to be paid semester-wise.

All dues need to be cleared within two weeks of commencement of the academic year.

2% surcharge per month will be levied on outstanding fees after the due date.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine is popular both nationally and internationally. The incorporation of research and evidence based practice in the curriculum has opened the doors for autonomous practice.

Podiatrists may focus on a specialty such as pediatrics, geriatrics or sports medicine. In addition to private practice, podiatrist may

  • Work in hospitals (including in foot clinics associated with a hospital) and long-term care facilities
  • Teach in schools of medicine and nursing
  • Work in health departments

Because podiatrists in private practice set their own hours, it is a flexible career, making it a good fit for people who want or need a balanced lifestyle. Generally, podiatrists work between 30 and 60 hours a week.