Faculty Of Physical Therapy Dean Welcome :

Dear students,I would like to welcome you to our faculty ; an academic structure that aspires to raise the students’ academic standards and develop their professional and practical skills. The faculty provides its students with an ideal academic setting both in and out the classroom.

Graduates of the faculty gain a high level of educational and professional proficiency while being undergraduates that could qualify them for distinguished job opportunities and enable them to meet the needs of the labour market. The faculty seeks to maintain constant contact with the decision makers in Egypt in order to develop the curricula and clinical researches in a way that entitles the faculty not only to provide its students with exceptional educational standards among other universities in Egypt and across the region but to go along with the international academic standards as well.

All the best for your future endeavours

Prof.Dr. Shaimaa Abo ElAzm

Faculty Dean

Departments :

  • Basic Science – BASIC
  • Biomechanics-BIOME
  • Internal Medicine and Geriatrics-PTINT
  • Women Health-PTWHE
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery-PTNRS
  • Pediatrics and Its Surgery-PTPDS
  • Orthopedic Surgery – PTORS
  • Integumentary-PTITG

Why Study At The Faculty Of Physical Therapy?

  • The faculty students are provided with the latest therapeutic modalities equipment.
  • The faculty of Physical Therapy affords labs for Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, Biomechanics, Biochemistry, hydroelectric and manual therapies.
  • The student learns the diseases of the mentioned specialties from the medical point of view and how to apply physical therapy modalities and evaluate these cases.
  • The graduate is able to provide various physical therapy services in the mentioned specialties and sports injuries.
  • Students receive clinical training in hospitals affiliated to the Ministry of Health, Police and Armed Forces by highly-qualified medical staff in various specializations, under the faculty’s supervision.
  • After graduation, the student passes one-year internship training in order to be able to obtain the professional practice license;10 months in different specialties and 2 optional months in outstanding hospitals to ensure that students receive an exceptional standard of clinical training that qualifies them to compete in the labour market.

Career Opportunities

  • Rehabilitation centers in hospitals and clinics
  • Sports centers
  • Geriatric centers
  • Schools physically disabled centers for children
  • Sports clubs

The outpatient clinics at the faculty of Physical Therapy have two major departments:

The first department:

This department is for adults where they could receive treatment for the following medical conditions:

  • Orthopedic diseases and trauma as well as post-operative rehabilitation.
  • Neurological diseases and trauma as well as post-operative rehabilitation.
  • Abdominal, heart and thoracic diseases and trauma as well as post-operative rehabilitation.
  • Gynaecological and obstetric diseases as well as post-operative rehabilitation.
  • Burns and post-operative rehabilitation.

This department has the state-of-the-art physical therapy equipment for diagnosis and treatment.

Diagnostic Equipment:

 

  • Electromyography.
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity.
  • Scoliosis Assessment Equipment.
  • Goniometer for Measuring the Joint’s Range of Motion
  • Other PT equipment in diagnosing abdominal and heart diseases.

Therapeutic Equipment:

  • Ultrasonography.
  • Laser
  • Electrotherapy multi-currents including TENS, faradic, Russian, interferential, diadynamic, etc.
  • Joint Continuous Passive Motion.
  • Pneumatic Pressure.
  • Electromagnetic Radiation.
  • Paraffin Wax Bath.
  • Cervical and Lumbar Traction.

Regular examination is conducted by one of the faculty members who sets the patient’s treatment plan and makes changes in the treatment plan depending on the case medical progress.

It is worth mentioning that one of the faculty teaching assistants does the follow-up task of each case.

 The second department:

This department is dedicated for paediatric physiotherapy where children with neurological diseases receive treatment. The department is supervised by a number of faculty members of the department of the Pediatric Physical Therapy and Its Surgery who conduct medical examination for children once visiting the department and set the treatment plan for every child. They also do the follow-up task for each child and regularly make changes in the treatment plan if required. The faculty teaching assistants also supervise the progress of the treatment plan for each child.

This department includes all the required equipment for paediatric physical therapy and it is fully equipped with the latest medical advancements in pediatric orthopedic and neurological disorders including the following:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Metabolism Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Hereditary neurological and neuromuscular disorders.
  • Congenital orthopedic abnormalities.

In this department, occupational therapy is also provided for rehabilitation of the children’s hands.

Examination and treatment is provided for free at the outpatient clinics of the faculty of Physical Therapy.

The External Clinics Include The Following Departments:

  • Clinic for orthopedics and surgery, post operational rehabilitation and sports injury.
  • Clinic for disabled children suffering delayed motor skills
  • Clinic for neurological disorders and its surgery
  • Clinic for electromyography and nerve conduction velocities
  • Clinic for women health.

Outpatient Clinics – Pharos University

The clinics receive the revealed cases in orthopedics, traumatology, neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, delayed motor development, diabetic feet and sports injuries under supervision of faculty members in addition to EMG unit. For more info Please Click here

  • Physical therapy is considered one of the crucial medical fields which depend on application of different therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation of patients to reach self-dependence and regain normal life activities without any side effects (difficulties).
  • Therapeutic programs are being applied in the faculty of the physical therapy under the supervision of the faculty stuff members.
  • Committed to offer developed and safe medical services in different domains of physical therapy to accomplish the needs and desires of the patients and children based on high therapeutic criteria.

Anatomy Museum

The museum contains 83 specimens from Somso Company (Germany) and 3B company (American). The specimen simplifies teaching of anatomy of Head and Neck, Brain, Upper Limb, Lower Limb, Abdomen and Thorax.
The specimens are categorized into different regions of the body.
Explanatory boards are located beside each specimen to encourage self-learning process for students. to know more about facilities Click here

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Why did you go to PUA for student exchange?

The chance to visit Africa, and more specific an Arab country with so much history as Egypt has, made the decision very easy. PUA offered the necessities and quality needed for my bachelor thesis to be conducted.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange lasted 8 weeks in total.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

Prof. Andrew Martin from KTH scouted for students to participate in a collaboration with PUA and KTH, me and my colleagues applied and were accepted.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH?

The difference is a more direct contact or line of communication in PUA compared to KTH. The relationships between pupils and professors are more personal than in KTH. Moreover, the learning is more of a practical character in PUA than in KTH, where the approach is often more theoretical and is conducted to bring discussion.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

They have been excellent in supporting all causes, the communication line is very clear and everyone, including students, are very generous and show great hospitality. Our Egyptian colleagues, whom we collaborate with, have excellent knowledge in their field and are easy to discuss with.

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Why did you go to (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) for staff exchange?

The main objectives of this mobility are:
- Explore the master program in Electrical Engineering in KTH.
- Investigate the availability of joint undergraduate projects submission.
- Acquire new teaching and learning skills from KTH.
- Reinforcement the cooperation between KTH and PUA.

How long was the exchange period?

A month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

Through a presentation in front of the vice president and the international relations coordinator of PUA University. The presentation includes my goals to this grant of the Erasmus+ staff mobility program and this is done after the submission of the motivation letter and my CV to them.

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Why did you go to the School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland for staff exchange?

I consider the visit to the School of Pharmacy, UEF, as a lifetime experience that I believe it is a milestone in my career. It is a significant opportunity to discover innovative and different teaching and research techniques as well as to explore new foreign culture that is definitely motivational and very inspirational to my career

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was 8 days

How have you been chosen to this visit?

The journey started after my motivation letter was selected by Prof. Dr. Maged ElGhazouly, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing. I was one of 5 lecturers who were chosen to present their motivations to contribute in such exchange program in front of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Mohey ElDin, President of Pharos University in Alexandria and Prof. Dr. Nourhan Fanaky, Vice President for Education and Students Affairs.

How do studies and researches at School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland differ in comparison to your previous experience?

I think they are different in the time and resources available for their research. In addition, most of them are working as a multidisciplinary team which collaborate together for successful publications

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Why did you go to KTH for staff exchange?

To gain more experience about teaching methods, to get introduced to a new culture, to widen my professional network, to know more about the curriculum of the courses in the KTH and compare it to ours in PUA. My main mission was about the BIM courses to transfer the way of teaching and to know all the courses that are taught in the KTH as PUA is starting to teach this new technology.

How long was the exchange period?

It was one month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I have been chosen through a process that started by a call to all the staff members for whoever wants to submit a motivation letter to be chosen. Then there was an interview with the faculty of engineering dean and head of departments. Then there was an interview with the head of international relations and the representatives of university’s president.

How do studies and researches at KTH differ in comparison to your previous experience?

It differs a lot as the number of years for the university education at the KTH are 3 for bachelor degree and most of the students there continue post graduate studies for 2 years to complete their master’s degree. One of the great differences is that all the master or PhD thesis are concerned with the industry to solve problems or to renovate the technology of construction.

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Why did you go to (Royal Institue of Technology KTH) for staff exchange?

My trip was part of a grant of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program. The main purpose of the trip was to adopt new teaching methods, interactive learning methods and assessment methods. In addition, visit the laboratories and workshops. Another personal purpose was to network with people interested in the field of my PhD research and exchange knowledge with them.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was for 10 days.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I applied for it at the PUA. The application included a motivation letter, my CV and a valid IELTS certificate. Then I have done a presentation on the purpose of my application to this visit. The attendees of the presentation were the Vice President of the PUA and the International Relations Coordinator at the PUA.

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Why did you go to (KTH)for staff exchange?

I went there as a part of ICM program among the agreement between KTH and PUA

How long was the exchange period?

10 days

How do studies and researches at (KTH) differ in comparison to your previous experience?

There educaltional system consists of 3-years program BSc and 2 years Msc. The computer and electrical engineering are merged in one schoo;

Did (KTH) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

Yes,

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at (KTH)?

Student : attend lectures and lab sessions Teacher : give lectures, participate in meetings related to research projects

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

Meeting with master programs directors and advanced abs

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Being best authentic private university in Alexandria with highly qualified cooperative Teaching staff from professors to demonstrators is reason enough for anyone to join your University.

Why did you go to (University of Eastern Finland) for student exchange?

In my opinion, the university announced for scholarship was a great opportunity to discover their teaching methods and facilities whilst still student in PUA, as well as experience first-hand the European scandanavian culture.

How long was the exchange period?

About four months since 3rd/sept/2018 to 20th/dec/2018

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By assessing applicant English proficiency, recommendation letter from my professors, motivation letter and interviews was also done to assess student social and academic background as well as their overall character.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University because it is one of the top 10 universities in the Republic of Egypt and its close relationship between other international universities, especially the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience of travel without parents and self-reliance and to see the cultures of other countries

How long was the exchange period?

It was 3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I think because I worked hard to study architecture and got the highest grades and excelled at the University of Pharos

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because of the excellent educational level offered by pharos university.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain a new experience and knew the difference between education in Egypt and abroad.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was nominated by my department then I have passed the language test and an interview with university administration.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)?

The biggest difference is that students there depend on themselves a lot in the education.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University to study because I knew about the agreement dual bachelor degree from both KTH and PUA which gives international exposure. Also its one of the best University for the education perspectives.

Why did you go to KTH for student exchange?

To gain experience, knowledge. Also to explore different cultures and know the least technology and trend in architecture.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

First I have been writing my CV and motivation letter. Second I have been through 2 interviews and English test.

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What made you chose PUA to study? 

 I choose Pharos University to study because it is one of the universities that help on producing good generations.

 Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience and knowledge from other countries that could help me in my future sake concerning the Architecture Engineering. 

How long was the exchange period? 

3 months 

How have you been chosen for the exchange? 

 By owning high grades, good communication skills and language.

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Why did you go to PUA for student exchange? 

  I heard about the transportation project from my teacher at KTH. I chose PUA for exhange to write my bachelor thesis.

How long was the exchange period?  

3 months. 

 How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By my teacher at KTH. 

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)? 

  I have nit participated in any courses but otherwise, there are differences such as school rules, computer lab.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate.  

Yes, they have been helpful all the period and it was easy to communicate with them.  

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because it is one of best universities in Alexandria.

Why did you go to KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm for student exchange?

It was a good chance to gain experience.

How long was the exchange period?

Three months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I have been chosen by my professors.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm?

The students at KTH is more independent.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

As Pharos is one from the best universities in Egypt, it was recommended for me.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

It was the best chance ever to learn a lot about everything, their way of studying, their work during their lectures and tutorial.

How long was the exchange period?

It was for 3 months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was able to get the highest grades so that I could get my professors' nomination and I worked hard on it

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