Department of Allied Health Sciences

Vision

The Department envisages a position of leadership in the field of Allied Health Sciences education, scholarship and inculcation of high moral standards in its students.

Mission

Our mission is to enable our graduates to demonstrate professional soundness, critical thinking and problem solving abilities while upholding ethical values. We strive for continuous improvement in learning environment that is required for fostering personal and professional grooming. We seek motivation in our graduates for excellence through life-long learning and positive contribution to community through optimal health care services.

Programmes Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Doctor of Physical Therapy is a five (5) year degree program that aims to produce qualified, professionally sound physiotherapists who are trained in methods based on movement, use of physical agents and manual therapy for relief of pain and other complications. A competent physiotherapist is one who can diagnose physical abnormalities and help in restoration and maintenance of physical function and mobility. Twenty-first century physiotherapists continue to play an indispensable role in managing different types of pain and disabilities arising from neurological, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and developmental problems; they also treat injuries stemming from sports as well as workplace activities.

 For clinical attachment DAHS has Rafsan Neurological Rehabilitation Center, which is well equipped with all the amenities required for rehabilitation of both neurological and musculoskeletal disabilities

Objectives

DPT is a rigorous degree program designed to prepare top-tier physiotherapy professionals. We expect our graduates to not only meet the multifaceted demands of patients seeking physical therapy, but also generate and disseminate new knowledge in the area of rehabilitation sciences through research.

Specifically, the program sets out to achieve the following goals:

  • To inculcate knowledge related to the basic and applied concepts of physiotherapy through state-of-the- art infrastructure and clinical practice.
  • To enable our graduates to comprehend, associate and apply theoretical knowledge to the practice of physiotherapy in an ethical way.
  • To develop the most desirable qualities in a clinician like critical thinking, inquiry, sound clinical decision making as well as empathy in physiotherapy graduates.
  • To motivate our students to continuous improvement in personal and professional capacities through critical self-assessment and lifelong learning.
  • To improve the ability of graduates to work in teams by nurturing their communication, leadership and management skills.

Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)

This four (4) year Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program aims at producing highly competent medical laboratory professionals. MLT graduates are trained in lab diagnosis of diseases. They are not only able to plan, conduct and interpret diagnostic tests using modern increasingly automatic lab equipment but are also capable of manually conducting these tests in the absence of automatic equipment.

We expect our graduates to be well versed in both the theoretical as well as practical aspects of technologies that are commonly employed in a medical laboratory. Our curriculum flows from general courses related to biology to more specialized ones covering major areas of medical lab technology such as microbiology, hematology, biochemistry and histopathology. This program also includes courses for improving critical thinking and communication skills.

Objectives

MLT is a rigorous degree program designed to equip students with a thorough understanding of a wide array of modern diagnostic techniques that are used in clinical settings. Student learning occurs in classroom as well as in state-of-the-art laboratories. We expect our graduates to be knowledgeable about how different technologies are used for detecting human conditions, as well as outstanding professionals who possess excellent ethical values.

Specifically, the program sets out to achieve the following goals:

  1. To enable students to follow verbal and written instructions and health care policies and guidelines related to MLT.
  2. To train students in biosafety measures and sensitize them to adhere to guidelines.
  3. To develop skills of collection, transportation, processing, analysis and preservation of biological specimens in graduates.
  4. To train students to operate and calibrate laboratory equipment.
  5. To make students learn essential concepts and procedures of quality control in medical lab practice.
  6. To develop communication and interpersonal skills in students.
  7. To train students in bioethics and make them aware of their duties towards patients, other health care professionals, and community.
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