Ziauddin University

College of Public Health

Welcome to the Ziauddin College of Public Health, a pioneering institution dedicated to advancing the field of public health and shaping the future of population well-being. We are thrilled to embark on this transformative journey, committed to equipping our students with the knowledge, skills, and passion to address the complex health challenges of our time.

In an era where health concerns transcend borders, where the global population faces emerging diseases, environmental threats, and health disparities, the need for qualified public health professionals has never been more crucial. At Ziauddin College of Public Health, we believe that through education, research, and community engagement, we can drive positive change and create healthier societies for generations to come.

Our college’s foundation is built upon a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses the social, biological, environmental, and behavioral aspects of public health. By integrating diverse disciplines such as epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, environmental health, and health promotion, we provide a comprehensive education that prepares students to tackle complex health issues from multiple perspectives.

The faculty at Ziauddin College of Public Health consists of renowned scholars, practitioners, and researchers who bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the classroom. With their guidance and mentorship, students will have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research, participate in community-based projects, and collaborate with local and global partners to implement evidence-based interventions.

One of our core principles is to foster an inclusive and collaborative learning environment that embraces diversity and promotes cultural competency. We believe that the richness of perspectives and backgrounds within our student body and faculty enhances the educational experience, equipping graduates with the necessary skills to address health disparities and promote health equity across diverse populations.

At Ziauddin College of Public Health, we recognize that the future of public health lies not only in academia but also in real-world application. Therefore, we have established strong partnerships with public health agencies, non-profit organizations, healthcare systems, and governmental bodies to provide students with invaluable hands-on experiences and internships that bridge theory and practice.

Through our commitment to excellence, innovation, and social responsibility, we aim to become a global leader in public health education and research. We aspire to produce graduates who possess the analytical rigor, critical thinking, and leadership skills necessary to navigate the complexities of public health and drive meaningful change in their communities.

We invite you to join us on this transformative journey as we embark on a mission to improve population health, advocate for social justice, and create a healthier and more equitable world. Together, let us shape the future of public health and inspire a new generation of public health leaders and champions. Welcome to Ziauddin College of Public Health, where we empower individuals to make a difference in the health of populations.

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Dr. Shahkamal Hashmi

Principal,
College of Public Health
MBBS, MS, MPH, PH.D.

Dr. Azmina Hussain

Professor,
College of Public Health
( Sukkur campus)
MBBS, MPHIL, PHD.

Dr. Farhana Shahid

Associate Professor,
College of Public Health
( Karachi campus)
MBBS, MPH, PHD.

Dr. Bhavita

Assistant Professor,
College of Public Health
( Sukkur campus)
MBBS, MPH, PHD.

Dr. Rozina Mistry

Assistant Professor,
College of Public Health
( Karachi campus)
MBBS, MS ( Health Promotion) , Fellow (Yale University).

Dr. Mehak Muhammad Ashfaq

Senior Lecturer,
College of Public Health
(Karachi campus)
MSPH-NS.

Dr. Farhana Shams Abbasi

Academic Coordinator MSPH,
College of Public Health
MPH.

Introduction
Rehabilitation Sciences is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on human function and disability and serves as an essential segment of modern health care system. It focuses on assessment and evaluation of functional and structural disorders related to musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular & respiratory systems. Basic and applied research in the field of rehabilitation sciences are directed towards enhancing physical and psychosocial functioning, participation in life situations, and quality of life of people with disabilities by using non-invasive methods of treatment based on manual therapy, electrotherapy and occupational therapy. Hence, rehabilitation sciences cover basic parameters of healing that includes prevention, promotion, diagnosis, rehabilitation and cure.
 

Rehabilitation Sciences is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on human function and disability and serves as an essential segment of modern health care system. It focuses on assessment and evaluation of functional and structural disorders related to musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular & respiratory systems. Basic and applied research in the field of rehabilitation sciences are directed towards enhancing physical and psychosocial functioning, participation in life situations, and quality of life of people with disabilities by using non-invasive methods of treatment based on manual therapy, electrotherapy and occupational therapy. Hence, rehabilitation sciences cover basic parameters of healing that includes prevention, promotion, diagnosis, rehabilitation and cure.

Mission

Ziauddin College of Rehabilitation Sciences is committed to produce competent Rehab specialist by providing knowledge and skill based education also inculcating the element of research with intent to improve patient care.

Vision

To produce competent and dedicated health care professionals having excellence in services and education based on clinical reasoning and teaching that is at par with International standards.

Achievements

Three PhD fellows among the faculty have completed their PhD in Physical Therapy in year 2020. This year two MPhil candidates have been awarded with the degree. Two Assistant Professors got enrolled for PhD in Health, Physical Education & Sport Sciences at University of Karachi. Furthermore, for the promotion of evidence based practice recent volumes of Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation are under process of publication.

Future Plans

Ziauddin College of Rehabilitation Sciences is planning to announce post graduate program in Physical Education Health & Sport Sciences and advance courses in sports and nutrition, Along with the series of workshops and diplomas. Facilitation of faculty to upgrade their skills by attending national and international workshops, seminars and conferences and motivate them to become more research oriented. It is further planned to work in collaboration with other national and international institutions to promote interdisciplinary research and evidence based practices.

History

Ziauddin College of Rehabilitation Sciences was established in year 1999 with an aim to produce competent rehab specialists by providing quality education and hands on skills to improve the patient care.

ZCRS offers Doctorate, MS/M.Phil., Doctor, Bachelor, Up-gradation/Deficiency and diploma programs in the field of rehabilitation sciences namely:

  • MS/MPhil in Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor’s in Physical Education Health & Sport Sciences
  • Associate Degree program in Physical Education Health & Sport Sciences
  • Accelerated Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Accelerated Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Diploma in Fitness & Training

More than 850 professionals till date have passed out from Ziauddin College of Rehabilitation Sciences and are working in major health care facilities in the country and Abroad. More than 600 students are in process of graduating in different programs offered by ZCRS.

 

Ziauddin College of Physical Therapy (ZCPT) was established in 1999 at North location offering four years’ Bachelors of Physical Therapy. ZCPT has the privilege to be first institute in Pakistan to offer Master in physical therapy in year 2000. With the introduction of Doctor of Occupational Therapy, the nomenclature of college was changed to Ziauddin College of Rehabilitation Sciences (ZCRS) in 2017. In 2018, under Department of Physical education, Health and Sports Science Initially Six Month Diploma in fitness and training was started and after one year, four years’ bachelor’s in Physical education, Health and Sports Science was also initiated. In line with chancellor’s vision and the need of society for quality health care education, the classes of ZCRS are now operational at North, Clifton and Education City, Link Road. Till date, around 1000 students have graduated in different programs along with 38 post graduates inclusive of three PhDs. Future plans of college include commencement of PhD in Physical therapy program, Post graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy in upcoming academic year and a state of art infrastructure at Clifton location providing rehabilitation education and patient care services under one roof.

Ms. SUMAIRA IMRAN
College of Rehabilitation Sciences

PRINCIPAL , PROFESSOR

Prof. Dr. Sumaira Imran Farooqui

PRINCIPAL, PROFESSOR
BSPT, MPA, DPT (D), Ph.D. in Physical Therapy

VICE PRINCIPAL, ASSOCIATE. PROFESSOR SUKKUR

Muhammad Usman Khan

VICE PRINCIPAL, ASSOCIATE. PROFESSOR SUKKUR
BPT, PPDPT, MSPT, Ph.D. in progress

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

GLASSES

Dr. Atta Muhammad(PT)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DPT, MSPT

SENIOR LECTURERS

DR.NOORUIN KOMAL

Dr. Noor Ul Ain Komal (PT)

DPT, MPH

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Dr. Muhammad Sharyar (PT)

DPT, MSPT

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Dr. Saiqa Jalil (PT)

DPT, MPhil in PT (in progress)

LECTURERS

DR.SAIN PT

Dr. Sain (PT)

DPT, MSPT in progress

DR.KIRAN BIBI

Dr. Kiran Bibi (PT)

DPT

DR.IQRA MEMON MALICK

Dr. Iqra Memona (PT)

DPT

DR.KHUSHBOO MARIAM

Dr. Khushboo Mariam (PT)

DPT

DR.FARKHUNDA FEROZ

Dr. Farkhunda Feroz (PT)

DPT

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Mehak Zeb

MA English Literature, B.Com, LLB (in progress)