Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 1 (February 2018)

Page No.: 2600-2605

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.261


Ayesha Basharat, Muhammad Mustafa Qamar *, Mamuna Arshad, Hafsa Anwar, Nadia Bashir, Tehreem Anwar, Sumaira Khalid, Jia Batool, Hira Zubair, Salma Naz, Kiran Bashir, Rida Nawaz.

Department of Physiotherapy, Sargodha Medical College, University of Sargodha, Pakistan.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Qamar, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Sargodha Medical College, University of Sargodha, Pakistan. E-Mail: mustafa.qamar@uos.edu.pk


Background: Student learning is more important as compared to their marks, position holding learning plays an important role to get what they desire to use it in their education career and farther in professional life. The purpose of the study was to assess the quality of learning of doctor of physical therapy students at the graduate level by considering marks obtained, knowledge retention, concentrated learning or deep conceptual learning, mastery of practical/clinical skills, participation in curricular & extracurricular activities.

Materials and Methods: Data was taken from different DPT program offering institutes & universities of Punjab province (Pakistan), 1000 DPT students (N=500 semester system & N=500 annual system) from 1st year to final year. Self-administered Open and close-ended questionnaire were used to collect data about quality learning on basis of evaluation in semester system and annual system examination.

Results: The annual system provides quality learning in terms of conceptual knowledge due to long duration academic year, retention of knowledge, the involvement of curricular & extracurricular activities, acquisition of practical skill, on other hand high marks, concentrated short quick learning study.

Conclusion: The study concluded that annual system provides quality learning as assessment process for annual system provides god criteria for student learning capacities.

KEY WORDS: Quality Learning, Annual Examination System, Semester Examination System, DPT Students.


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Cite this article: Ayesha Basharat, Muhammad Mustafa Qamar, Mamuna Arshad, Hafsa Anwar, Nadia Bashir, Tehreem Anwar, Sumaira Khalid, Jia Batool, Hira Zubair, Salma Naz, Kiran Bashir, Rida Nawaz. ANNUAL VS SEMESTER EXAMINATION SYSTEM IN PHYSIOTHERAPY IN PAKISTAN: A STUDENT PROSPECTIVE. Int J Physiother Res 2018;6(1):2600-2605. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.261