BS in Biochemistry

Ans. Biochemistry is an exciting subject. It is a laboratory-based science, which brings together chemistry and biology.

Biochemistry explores the biochemical processes occurring within living organisms. In short it explains the fundamentals of life itself.

Ans. Most of the research being done all over the world involves the study of biochemical processes. This course provides you with a solid foundation and gives you an edge while competing for lab and research based jobs

Ans. 4 years/8 semesters (as per HEC regulation)

Ans. Internationally recognized PhD faculty will not only teach but also broaden your horizons towards research

Ans. NUR International University provides centrally air-conditioned state of the art campus and lecture halls. In addition fully equipped labs on modern trends set us apart from the rest

Ans. Good research proposals will be considered for funding.

BS in Animal Sciences

Animal Science is the study of animals and animal products. The Animal Science discipline includes education and experience about the technology of breeding, feeding, producing, managing and marketing animals as well as animal products. This includes all husbandry facets of livestock species (cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, ostriches and horses) and the products derived from them (meat, milk & dairy products, wool, mohair, eggs, skin & leather and feathers) as well as relevant aspects of aquatic (fish, etc.) and wildlife species.

Since the emergence of changing demand and perception of modern society, the relationships between human beings and animals have been an integral part of our history, economy and culture. Animals provide us with food, clothing, recreation and companionship. We need high quality animal science to help in meeting the rising demand for livestock products in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Global demand for livestock products is expected to double during the first half of this century, because of the growing human population, and its growing affluence. Over the same period, we expect big changes in the climate globally. The dramatic expansion of crop production for biofuels is already affecting the resources available globally for food production, and hence on food supply and cost. As a result, food security is re-emerging as an important issue in many developed countries that had come to regard it as ‘solved’. These interconnected issues are creating immense pressure on the planet’s resources. Animal Science can make a significant local and global contribution in this area. As we depend on livestock as a major source of food (or other goods and services), we must maintain capacity in the key scientific disciplines represented by animal science to meet these future challenges.

Animal production is one the major sectors in agriculture of Pakistan and contributes substantially to the economy of the country. Livestock contributed approximately 58.3 percent to the agriculture value added and 11.4 percent to the overall GDP during 2016-17. Gross value addition of livestock is Rs. 1333 billion.  Livestock has  an  important  and  crucial  role  in rural  economy  and  rural  socio  economic development.  Nearly 8 million families are involved in livestock raising deriving more than 35 percent income from livestock production activities. It is central to the livelihood of the rural poor in the country. It is a source of cash income, providing  a  vital  and  often  the  only source  of  income  for  the  rural  and  most marginal  people.  It  can  play  an  important  role in  poverty  alleviation  and  foreign  exchange earnings for the country.

 

Animal Science is concerned with the science and business of producing domestic livestock species, including but not limited to beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, and goat. There are four core subjects of Animal Sciences i-e., Animal Breeding & Genetics, Animal Nutrition, Livestock Management and Poultry Science with some knowledge of health and disease prevention. Whereas, Veterinary Sciences are mainly concerned with diagnosis, treatment and surgery of animals with basic information on production and management. Nevertheless, both disciplines complement each other in the service of humanity.

Animal Sciences program prepares graduates for career in a broad range of professions working with animals and animal-related industries. These include but not limited to teaching, research, extension services, consultancy, government advisory or regulatory roles, livestock trading and international animal agriculture. Animal Sciences graduates can get placement as managers at dairy, beef, sheep, goat, poultry, camel and ostrich farms. The graduates can also be employed as sales/marketing managers for hatcheries, breeding organizations, veterinary pharmaceuticals companies, feed and food processing industries. Newly emerging milk and meat processing units, semen production units have openings for Animal Sciences graduates. There is increasing demand for managers of large production operations and technical positions in areas such as nutrition, animal breeding, research, management, sales and consultancy in commercial companies. Examples of possible careers are listed in an appendix.

Animal scientists work in all parts of the world – from the plains and jungles of Africa to the research laboratories of the world’s foremost universities; with all types of animals from the smallest pets to the largest farm animals, horses or wild animals in a wide range of disciplines including nutrition, reproduction, genetics, welfare, behavior, processing and animal products technology. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates an annual shortage of 4,000 college graduates for some 48,000 agriculture related jobs during the 21st century. Areas related to Animal Science are ranked high among these employment opportunities.

We have a strong and dedicated faculty along with excellent classrooms, animal farms, research laboratories and advising experiences for students. The degree provides a broad foundation in biological sciences and instruction in basic sciences, research skills, welfare, behavior, nutrition, genetics and breeding of animals, including farm animals, pets and performance animals. The program also includes a component in practical skills such as animal handling and the development of lifelong learning skills, critical thinking and effective communication with scientists and lay people involved with animals. Our faculty is particularly useful in providing guidance in the selection of an area of emphasis and appropriate skills consistent with the student’s career goals.

NIU’s BS Animal Sciences program is designed so that students from all backgrounds can excel even with a little or no interaction with animals. Students with an interest in chemistry, biology, and other sciences are especially relevant to the animal science field. The science-based curriculum at NIU is excellently planned and organized to train students with required expertise of Animal Sciences.

There are four core subjects of Animal Sciences i-e., Animal Breeding & Genetics, Animal Nutrition, Livestock Management and Poultry Science.

Yes, students are encouraged to participate in internships, practical and independent studies.  Students may find internship possibilities through their own research and connections; or by NIU advising and career network. NIU also offers workshops that disseminates information on available internship opportunities and how to apply.

  • Animal Behaviorist
  • Animal Care Specialist
  • Animal Economist
  • Animal Health Products Salesperson
  • Animal Nutritionist/ Nutrition Specialist
  • Animal Physiologist
  • Animal Sales
  • Animal Welfare Specialist
  • Aquaculturalist
  • Artificial Insemination Technician
  • Biotechnologist
  • Breed Analyst
  • Breed Association Sales/Promotion
  • Companion Animal Breeder
  • Companion Animal Store Manager
  • Companion Animal Therapy Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Dairy Unit Herdsman/Manager
  • Embryo Transfer Technician
  • Equine Farm Manager
  • Equine Breeder/Trainer/Groomer
  • Equitation Instructor
  • Equine Supply Sales & Distribution
  • Equipment Dealer
  • Equipment Engineer
  • Equipment Sales Representative
  • Extension Educator/Specialist
  • Farm Building Salesman
  • Farm/Cooperative Manager
  • Farm News/Magazine Journalist
  • Farm Supply Representative
  • Feed Broker
  • Feed Inspector
  • Feed Plant Manager
  • Feed Processing Engineer
  • Feed/grain Merchandizer/Consultant
  • Feed Science Technologist
  • Food Processing Manager
  • Food Product Development/Researcher
  • Forage Specialist
  • Geneticist
  • Government Administrator
  • Herd Manager
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Laboratory Animal Technician/Manager
  • Livestock Buyer
  • Livestock Equipment Salesperson
  • Livestock Feedlot Operator
  • Livestock Production Manager
  • Meat Packing/Processing Specialist
  • Meat/Milk/Feed Testing Service
  • Nutritionist
  • Pet Shop Owner/Manager/Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Sales/Service
  • Poultry Scientist
  • Poultry Unit Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Ranch Manager
  • Reproductive Physiologist
  • Research Farm Manager
  • Research Specialist/Technician
  • Teacher
  • Technical Sales/ Services Representative
  • Therapeutic Animal Trainer/Instructor
  • Veterinary Supply
  • University Professor
  • Zoo Animal Specialist
  • Zookeeper

Bs in Biotechnology

BS Biotechnology offers an understanding of theoretical and practical knowledge about the integration of biological and technological processes. The rise of modern technology has made possible maneuvering of biological processes towards productive ends in wide array of areas. The importance of Biotechnology in Pakistan is further enhanced by contemporary challenges posed by problems such as rising food requirements of ever increasing population, the pharmaceutical demands due to growing complexities of biological disorders etc.

Our curriculum consists of cutting edge topics in health, industrial, agriculture and pharmaceutical biotechnology.  We particularly focus on developing such practical skills, through rigorous training in the lab settings that train our graduates for the job markets.

Our curriculum of BS (Hons) Biotechnology also prepares our students for advance studies in Biotechnology. This flexible degree program also offers the opportunity to specialize either in Biochemistry or Biotechnology. In the first two years the students take general and common theoretical courses. Emphasis is placed on practical training and developing transferable skills that will be valuable in a wide range of professional settings.

 

The graduates of our programs will be able to assess underlying biological processes, whether related to disease, drug, food etc., and make use of medical technology to manipulate them to serve ends beneficial for mankind. They are likely to get jobs in pharmaceutical companies, chemical industries, academic and health related institutes and as research officers in labs. This program will also prepare students to take post graduate studies in the areas of Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Immunology etc. anywhere in or outside of Pakistan.

There are total of 4 years (8 semesters) to complete 130 credit hours for this degree.

Merit and need based scholarships are available. Please visit www.niu.edu.pk for further information.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Physical therapy (also known as physiotherapy) is an applied science profession concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disability through physical means.
  • It also focusses on method of evaluating functions of body systems and on the selection and application of appropriate therapeutic interventions to relieve pain, eliminate impairments, maintain, improve or restore function and prevent dysfunction.
  • Advancement in medical field and awareness of disability prevention have increased the role of physical therapy in healthcare.
  • Physical therapists play an essential role in today’s healthcare environment and are recognized as vital providers of rehabilitation for impairments, functional limitations and disabilities resulting from:
    • Neurological disorders
    • Musculoskeletal disorders
    • Cardiopulmonary disorders
    • Pediatric problems
    • Sports injuries
    • Balance disorders
    • Etc
  • Our program is focused on enabling graduates in meeting challenges of a dynamic healthcare environment using strong theoretical, practical, clinical and research based teaching methodologies.
  • Students are well equipped with learning and practice tools that will help them competently function in variety of work settings in the field of physical therapy.
  • Major hallmarks of studying physical therapy at NIU are:
    • Experienced subject specialists as basic and clinical science faculty.
    • Well-developed network of clinical training facilities offering best physical therapy training by highly competent clinicians for four decades.
  • The faculty at NIU trains students according to problem based learning approach which is a rigorous, highly structured teaching methodology that places the student in a position of active responsibility for learning and mastering content.
  • Physiotherapy faculty is well experienced in all clinical areas of study and involved in patient care at NIU affiliated Fatima Memorial Hospital
Farhia Shah

Head of Department

Doctorate of physical therapy (USA)

Muhammad Usman Riaz

Senior Lecturer/Sr. Physiotherapist

BSPT, MS-OMPT

Zargham Abbas

Senior Lecturer/Sr. Physiotherapist

BSPT, tDPT

Anam Zafar

Lecturer/Physiotherapist

BSPT, t-DPT

Amna Zia

Lecturer/Physiotherapist

BSPT, t-DPT

Saleem Nawaz

Lecturer/Physiotherapist

BSPT, tDPT

Maha Zaheer

Lecturer/Physiotherapist

BSPT, PPDPT

Salik Nadeem

Lecturer/Physiotherapist

BSPT, PPDPT

Naeem Malik

Lecturer/Physiotherapist

BSPT, t-DPT

 

  • Physical therapists work in variety of settings including:
    • Hospitals
    • Rehabilitation centers
    • Special schools
    • Sports teams
    • Private clinics
    • Home healthcare agencies
    • Colleges and Universities teaching physical therapy
  • Physical therapists can pursue further studies up to MS, M.Phil, and PhD
  • Field has recently become well developed in specialized areas (i.e. Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardiopulmonary etc.) hence post-graduation opportunities exist locally and worldwide in all specialties of physical therapy.
Faculty Faculty of applied sciences
Study level Undergraduate
Degree length 5 Years
Attendance type Full time
Total credit hours 179
Entry Fall semester

Applicants who have successfully completed One of the following can apply for DPT program:

  • Sc. (Pre-medical)
  • O levels(in at least 6 subjects) and A levels (in at least 3 full credit courses)
  • American High School Diploma (HSD)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

BS Economics

Economics is the study of how agents such as individuals, governments, societies, households etc. take decisions. It provides training in analytical tools that help to isolate real world issues from their immense complexities and understand their dynamics more clearly. Economists are trained to answer questions, such as, how to meet ends in a most efficient possible manner while taking into account the alternatives on one end and trade-offs on the other? This training will positively support you in making positive contribution to your life and society. It will help you comprehend the statistical techniques to analyze and predict human behavior through the use of conceptual models.

The Department of Economics falls under faculty of humanities and social sciences. It offers BS Economics with specialization streams in:

  1. Econometrics, and
  2. Development Economics

If you are interested in exploring themes such as comparative development, poverty, inequality, the effects of climate change etc. then you should choose development economics. Other than traditional job market for economists, this will open career pathways to NGOs’.

However, if you are more mathematically inclined then you should choose Econometrics. An excellent choice for a student who might want to pursue a master’s degree in a quantitative field such as evaluation of public policy. This stream will train you to analyse economic phenomenon using quantitative methods.

 

Our graduates are likely to be employed in

  1. Academia (Public and Private)
  2. Research and Policy Institutes
  • NGO’s
  1. Government Agencies in Socioeconomic Arena.

Applicants who have successfully completed

  • Matric and FA/FSc/ICom
  • O-levels results (in at least 6 subjects) and A-levels (in at least 3 full credit courses)
  • American High School Diploma (HSD)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

 

Students enrolled in our program must earn 100 credit hours purely in economics to graduate. The total number of credit hours required to complete degree is 130. Economics is an intellectually challenging curriculum, so as you progress through your studies, you can expect the demands on your study time to increase.

In order to guarantee your application is reviewed for admission, the complete application (including all supplemental materials) needs to be submitted to NIU no later than August 18, 2017.

The website you are viewing contains extensive information about the economics program(s) and the department’s faculty and their research. We strongly encourage prospective students who are able to make a trip to NIU to meet with faculty. Contact the Senior Manager, Academic Affairs, Ms Asma Ehtsham at asma.ehtisham@niu.edu.pk, for details and to make arrangements.

Core Economics courses are offered every year. Many elective courses are offered every Fall and Spring semesters. Some elective courses are offered less frequently. A small number of elective courses are offered in the Summer. Your advisor can help to you plan your schedule.

Yes, you can transfer up to half the degree credit hours. But credit hours may only be transferred between HEC recognized HEIs and internationally recognized universities. Subject to the similarity and equivalence of at least 80% of courses of the respective discipline/degree for undergraduates and graduate programs and availability of seat(s), the transfer of credit request(s) will be processed for a regular semester only. Credits are transferred on course to course basis i.e. a person taking course A at any HEC recognized University is allowed to transfer his/her credits to NIU provided that course A is equivalent to course B taught at NIU.

The department awards scholarships to students on merit and need basis.

Fill out the electronic declaration of specialization track form. The Dean Academic Affairs (currently, Professor Dr. Babar Aziz) will review and approve your declaration, and will inform you of your faculty advisor assignment by e-mail within about two weeks.

Students typically take 4 years to finish their under graduation program.

In first year, you will be taking generic level mixed courses. From 2nd year onwards you will taking immediate level Economics courses. In third year, you will be studying core courses and in last year, you will be having specialized courses.

BS in Nutritional Sciences

Nutritional Sciences comes under the domain of applied sciences and encompasses the study of Human Body, Food, Nutrition, Diseases, and Nutrition Care Process. It involves the understanding of how food interacts with the body. Allopathic Medication has been used for years worldwide but it presents its own spectrum of health consequences. The role of food in preventing and curing diseases is important and is gaining interest all over the world, making the study of nutritional sciences of key importance. Nutritional Sciences does not only cater clinical side but also deals with community nutrition and food & nutrition services.

A balanced diet is necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and nutritionists help people discover the best diets for their needs. Nutritionists can play following roles:

Clinical dietitians and nutritionists provide medical nutrition therapy. They work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, private practice, and other institutions. They create nutritional programs based on the health needs of patients or residents and counsel patients on how to lead a healthier lifestyle. Clinical dietitians and nutritionists may further specialize, such as working only with patients with kidney diseases or those with diabetes.

Community dietitians and nutritionists develop programs and counsel the public on topics related to food and nutrition. They often work with specific groups of people, such as adolescents or the elderly. They work in public health clinics, government and nonprofit agencies, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and other settings.

Food Service Management dietitians and nutritionist, work in food service settings such as cafeterias, hospitals, prisons, and schools. They may be responsible for buying food and for carrying out other business-related tasks such as budgeting. Management dietitians may oversee kitchen staff or other dietitians.

  • Students can pursue further studies up to MS, Mphil and PhD.
  • Nutrition is an emerging field in the health sector and provides several opportunities to graduates and post-graduates in the field of clinical nutrition, community nutrition and food & nutrition.

After studding Nutritional Sciences you will have following career opportunities:

Clinical Nutritionists: Clinical nutritionists work in medical settings, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices and clinics. These nutritionists are in charge of providing medical nutrition therapy, a therapeutic method used to treat diseases by specifically tailoring the diet. Clinical nutritionists work with doctors and other health care professionals to develop meal plans that provide the appropriate amount of nutrients to patients, based on their medical conditions. Duties may include formulating meals for a feeding tube or providing nutrition education classes for people living with medical conditions.

Community Nutritionists: Educating the public is a large part of this career. You’ll provide clients with nutritional counseling and teach them the tenets of healthy eating and diet monitoring. You may also work with clients’ families, informing them of how to implement new diet plans at home. Nutritionists may serve as instructors in dietary courses and training programs. In such cases, you’ll prepare curriculum, gather educational materials, and lecture students and trainees.

Food Service Nutritionists: Food service nutritionists work in school cafeterias, restaurants and other large-scale food establishments. Following government or state policies is usually a critical component to this position. Specific guidelines must be followed regarding portion sizes, food group options and menu disclaimers. Routine audits and inspections are done to ensure kitchen staff and managers are in compliance with regulatory standards. Food service nutritionists also give advice for handling special dietary concerns and food allergies.

Academic Nutritionists: Academic Nutritionist mainly work in the educational sector i.e. Universities and Colleges. They can also work as a trainer and counseling coach.

Nutritional Sciences faculty is well experienced in all clinical areas of study and involved in patient care at NIU affiliated Fatima Memorial Hospital.

Designation Name
Head of Department  

Ms. Shazia Zahra (M.Phil. Research Scholar in Community  

                                 Health Nutrition & M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition)

Professor Dr. Waseem Bano (PhD in Nutrition)
Assistant Professor Ms. Rabia Khurshid (M.Phil in Biochemistry and Immunology)
Senior Lecturer  

Ms. Safeena Amjad (M.Phil Research Scholar in Community Health

                                     Nutrition)

 

Lecturer 1.      Ms. Mishaal Perwaiz Khan (M.Phil Research Scholar)
2.      Ms. Sidra Bhatti (M.Phil Research Scholar)
3.      Ms. Izma Zahir (M.Phil Research Scholar)
4.      Ms. Hiba Mubeen (M.Phil Research Scholar)
5.      Ms. Hira Zia (M.Phil Research Scholar)

 

The program includes a very broad and diverse set of cutting edge topics in the field of nutritional sciences with an equally far reaching set of potential application areas. NIU’s nutrition graduates will be able to identify the role of nutrients for health and well-being and have an in-depth knowledge of food and nutrition. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in health care, the corporate food and beverage sector, or for future study or research in graduate or professional schools in nutrition, food science or allied disciplines.  Another unique feature is availability of residency training in a hospital setting (Fatima Memorial Hospital, Hijaz Hospital and Khair-un-Nisa Hospital) for students who want to gain hands-on work experience and develop and build upon skills.

NUR International University is offering Clinical Nutrition at Masters Level for the first time in Pakistan and masters in Clinical Nutrition at NIU develop students’ skills in preventive and therapeutic nutrition. This degree program in Clinical Nutrition at NIU crosses borders and disciplines. It encompasses understanding of supportive nutritional treatments for modern day ailments while developing skills in preventive medicine.

The program encourages students to think critically, communicate effectively and analyze scientific research in the area of their interest.  The program is suitable for students who want to pursue advanced degree or wish to conduct research or opt for teaching opportunities.  Residency training in a hospital setting (Fatima Memorial Hospital, Hijaz Hospital and Khair-un-Nisa Hospital) is available for students who aspire to gain valuable work experience and develop upon skills.

The postgraduate program in Clinical Nutrition incorporates advance concepts in nutrition science including medical applications of clinical nutrition, nutritional assessment, and tops in genetic variations and human needs. Students will be exposed to research methodologies to prepare them for their dissertation.

Applicants who have successfully completed one of the following academic qualifications;

  • Sc (Pre-Medical)
  • O – Levels (at least 6 subjects) and A – levels (at least 3 full credit courses)
  • American High School Diploma (HSD)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

For admission in M.S Nutrition at NIU, the candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • BS (4 years) degree in the nutrition related fields or M.B.B.S; B.D.S; Pharm-D, DVM
  • Minimum of 2.5 CGPA is required
  • Must have studied in their degree program: Fundamentals of Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition-I and Nutritional Biochemistry.

The tuition fee for the two programs is:

  • PKR 192,500/- per annum for the BS (Hons.) Nutritional Sciences program
  • PKR 198,000/- per annum for the MS Clinical Nutrition Program

No particular admission tests are required for admission at NIU. However, the successful submission of application will be followed by an interview of the candidate.

The concept of zero semester has been introduced at NIU to equalize the student’s knowledge coming from diverse backgrounds in M.S Clinical Nutrition. A thorough background of basics of nutrition is revised through the zero semester in order to refresh the nutritional knowledge. The following are the pre-requisite courses taught in the zero semester:

  1. Fundamentals of Nutrition
  2. Clinical Nutrition- I
  3. Nutritional influence on Biochemistry

The study of nutritional biochemistry provides essential knowledge about the mechanism of nutrient interactions with human body. It will also aid the students in understanding the clinical aspects of nutrition which will be of paramount importance during their clinical practice.

BS in Speech and Language Pathology

SLPs are health care professionals who provide intervention, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to children and adults having a communication disability such as a speech and/or language disorder. SLPs are primary care providers for communication and swallowing disorders. Speech language pathologists are autonomous professionals; that is, their services are not prescribed or supervised by another professional. However, individuals frequently benefit from services that include speech-language pathologist collaborations with other professionals.

Speech and language therapy is the health care profession which is specifically concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and management of communication and swallowing disorders.

A speech and language disorder is a communication disorder such as stuttering, impaired articulation, or language impairment, or a voice impairment that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

Potential etiologies of communication and swallowing disorders include

  1. Neonatal problems (e.g., prematurity, low birth weight, substance exposure)
  2. Developmental disabilities (e.g., specific language impairment, autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder);
  3. Auditory problems (e.g., hearing loss or deafness)
  4. Oral anomalies (e.g., cleft lip/palate, dental malocclusion, macroglossia, oral motor dysfunction)
  5. Respiratory compromise (e.g., bronchopulmonary dysplasia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  6. Pharyngeal anomalies (e.g., upper airway obstruction, velopharyngeal insufficiency/incompetence)
  7. Laryngeal anomalies (e.g., vocal fold pathology, tracheal stenosis, tracheostomy)
  8. Neurological disease/dysfunction (e.g., traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, cerebral vascular accident, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  9. Psychiatric disorder (e.g., psychosis, schizophrenia)
  10. Genetic disorders (e.g., Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome, velocardiofacial syndrome).

Speech-language pathologists address typical and atypical communication and swallowing in the following areas:

  1. Speech sound production disorders (Articulation Disorder, Apraxia of speech etc)
  2. Resonance disorders (Hype nasality ,Hypo nasality ,Cul-de-sac resonance )
  3. Voice disorders (Puberphonia ,Vocal fold paralysis, Functional dysphonia or aphonia etc)
  4. Fluency disorders (stuttering ,cluttering )
  5. Receptive and Expressive language disorders (semantics-pragmatic disorders ,Aphasia etc)
  6. Prelinguistic communication (e.g., joint attention, intentionality, communicative signaling)
  7. Feeding and swallowing disorders(oral, pharyngeal & esophageal dysphagia,orofacial myology (including tongue thrust) ,oral-motor functions disorders

A speech and language therapist:

  • Evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders. A variety of qualitative and quantitative assessment methods are utilized including standardized tests, and other special instruments, in order to analyze and diagnose the nature and extent of speech, language and other impairments.
  • Treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all levels, from infancy to the elderly, utilizing an individualized plan with both long-term goals and short-term goals established for each individual’s needs.
  • Clinical services may be provided individually or within groups, depending upon the work site and individual’s diagnosis and needs.

Speech-language pathologists provide services in a wide variety of settings, which may include

  • Public and private schools.
  • Hospitals.
  • Rehabilitation centers.
  • Nursing care facilities.
  • Community clinics.
  • Colleges and universities.
  • Private practice clinics

A Speech language pathologist reserves a 17th grade government job in primary and secondary care centers and earns an average of 40,000-60,000 rupees per month. In clinical private practice SLPs can earn more than 50k.

These are all terms that describe the same profession, but “speech-language pathologist” is the preferred term because it captures the essence of our work (speech and language) and also signifies that we are qualified by our training and clinical experience to identify, assess, and provide remediation for pathological conditions.

People are not fully aware about SLP in Pakistan because it is a relatively new field compared to MBBS and Dentistry. Most students go for those disciplines…only a select few join this field. Now that the knowledge and awareness is slowly increasing throughout the country, there will be more people who will be interested in this remarkable line of work. Apart from that, there are deep seated misunderstandings like if a child is not speaking they are probably suffering from some black magic voodoo… if a person is stammering, people may say that if you focus on what you say and try harder its going to get better… but it doesn’t, because that’s not the proper approach. So we need to educate the people and change their opinions on such things.

BSc. Hon in Speech and Language Pathology is a 4 year program in which theory and clinical practice is given during this time period. During the first year, students are taught basic science subjects like Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Behavioral sciences etc., during the second year the student learns in depth sciences like ENT, Medicine, psychology, psychiatry and pediatrics. During the third and fourth year, the student is trained to deal with specific Speech and Language disorders like stammering, articulation disorders, voice disorders etc. along with clinical practices where students practice and observe in clinics what they are learning each day.

BS in Medical Lab Technology

Medical Lab Technology (MLT) is a field of Healthcare delivery where a student is given high-quality training to become a health profession, commonly called Medical Technologist or Medical Lab Technologist. The Medical Technologists work in medical laboratories, clinics, hospitals and research and community health centers where they perform and validate critical tests on body fluids and provide diagnosis of various diseases and disorders in human body, which help a Physician out to give proper treatment to their patients. They also work in Blood Banks where they perform cross match between the donor and the patients to provide safe transfusion services to the communities. They are the part of the team which rule out many disease outbreaks in the community with the provision of manageable measures to avoid the spread of infections. They may be counselors, educators, Healthcare workers and managers for the delivery of safe Health services to the community.

Graduates of the program may be candidates for position such as Laboratory Managers, Education Coordinators, College or University Medical Technology faculty members, Laboratory Computer Specialists, Research laboratory Technologists, Forensic Lab scientists, Product Specialists or Technical advisors for Laboratory equipment or chemicals etc. In public services of Pakistan, they are eligible for direct recruitment in the pay scale (BS-17) in clinical or managerial cadre and BS-18 in teaching cadre. Currently, over 1,000 vacancies has been announced by the Govt. of Punjab for the recruitment of Medical Lab Technologists for BS-17 in all secondary healthcare (THQs and DHQs) hospitals. Many of the MLT graduates are also working abroad in Canada, USA, Europe, UK, Australia and Middle East countries. HEC verified degree is acceptable by various recruiting agencies in the world like ASCP (USA), HCPC (UK), MOH and DHA (UAE) etc. These candidates are also eligible with high preference for Canadian and Australian immigration.

 

A Medical Technologist works in clinical Laboratories to collect, analyze and validate the biological specimens from human body for the diagnosis of various clinical disorders and diseases. Their critical abilities enables a Physician to provide accurate treatment to the patient and maintain their health with saving their money and time. Medical Lab technologists also work in community health laboratories where they rule out the major health related outbreaks in community and educate people for healthy environment, safe food and water, and the methods by which they can throw away the infections.

Of course, they work in a different way than the Lab Technicians while working in the same area. A lab technician is only able to operate the instruments for the collection and analysis of biological specimens, but a Medical Technologist validate these procedures by applying special Quality Assurance techniques to provide confident diagnosis to the patient. This is the reason that Government has announced a four tire service structure for these professionals in which a Lab technician is recruited in BS-12 and promoted up to BS-16 only whereas a Medical Technologist is recruited in BS-17 and promoted to BS-20 on the basis of education and experience.

Yes there are many chances for an MLT graduate to go for further education in Pakistan and abroad. They can apply for MPhil or MS in various public and private universities like MPhil in Medical Lab Sciences in University of Health Sciences Lahore, MPhil in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in University of Punjab, Lahore, MPhil in Molecular Biology in CEMB department of University of Punjab, Lahore, MPhil in Molecular Biology, Forensic Sciences and Biochemistry in University Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, and in many Private sector universities in Pakistan.

MLT program is a healthcare delivery program so students are taught about the human body, its disorders and the management. The subjects includes studies in Basic Medical Sciences like Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry and Pathology, Behavioral Sciences and Pharmacology and Majors like Hematology and Blood Banking, Histotechnology and Cytology, Clinical Laboratory Management, Microbiology including Parasitology and Mycology, Chemical Pathology and Immunology, Molecular Biology and some special Major Elective courses. To meet International standard of education, they are also given the choice for some university core courses like Biostatistics, Research Methodologies, Islamiyat and Pakistan studies, Computer Sciences and some free electives.

There are four major departments which involve in teaching and training of MLT students;

  1. The general faculty for teaching university core courses and free electives.
  2. Basic Sciences department of Medical College for Basic Sciences courses.
  3. Pathology Department faculty for the Major Courses of MLT.
  4. Hospital Laboratories and Attached Clinical facilities for Clinical trainings.

For the time being, a graduate can directly apply for job after successful completion of the degree as sufficient training is provided in clinical attachments during the study. However, Government is in process to establish a council for these professionals to set the rules for licensing an MLT graduate to work.

Students can get clinical training in the attached settings of the university like Fatima Memorial Hospital and Hijaz Hospital where they avail the opportunity to work on patients in assistance of the existing staff working in these hospitals. The training is well-structured and students learn as sufficient as they require to become a good professional after completion of their degree.

The transcript you get after graduation from NIU meets the international standards of education and fulfills all pre-requisites for higher education outside the Pakistan. You can apply for almost all fully funded programs of MPhil and PhD in Europe, UK, USA and Australia. The HECs full bright scholarships can also be applied after getting this degree to catch the opportunity to study in High ranked universities in the world.

An MLT graduate has a huge diversity of Medical Sciences related disciplines to choose for higher education and professional practice outside Pakistan. They can be candidates to take admissions in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Human Genetics, Genetical Engineering, Bioinformatics and many more apart from their own subjects. As a professional, they can work in Clinical Laboratories and Hospitals as well as in Community Health Centers, Health related surveys and projects with various health providing agencies in the world like WHO, Molecular Diagnosis Laboratories and research Institutes,  Forensic Crime Labs and Safe water and Food Authorities etc.

To get admission in BS (Hons) MLT, a person should have an intermediate level of education in the subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics whether F. Sc. Pre-Medical, F. Sc. Medical Technology, A – Levels or an equivalent qualification certified to be equal to F. Sc. Pre-Medical by Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) Pakistan with at least 50% un-adjusted marks.

The total duration for the degree of BS (Hons) Medical Lab Technology is four years including eight regular and at least one summer semester.

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The campus is located in the center of the city in the Model Town Society. It can easily be approached through Ferozepur Road near Kalma Chowk and easily accessible through Metro bus Model Town Station with a walking distance of 10 minutes.

BS Applied Psychology

As human beings, we experience and interact with our environment and other people through our senses and through thoughts, feelings, language and complex mental processes. The field of psychology enhances knowledge of behaviour, mental processes and helps us to develop a better understanding of ourselves, others, society, and the world around us.

Our psychology course focuses on developing skills in mental health. With a view to giving our students a complete experience of studying psychology, our course offers unique training in psychology. Students will have the opportunity to study about common mental health problems, their diagnosis and treatment, as well as to see these situations in a clinical context. Our aim is to develop compassionate, ethical and knowledgeable psychologists.

The BSc Psychology course provides a strong grounding in the principles of psychology and training in mental health. Our course prepares graduates for further training in the field of psychology or a related discipline. Upon completing professional training, graduates will be eligible for jobs as clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, teachers in the field of psychology, teacher-trainers, researchers, student counsellors, guidance counsellors and lecturers, among others. The skills taught through our course such as research methods, analytical and critical thinking, evidence-based practices, ethics and insights to human behaviour can also be applied in other fields such as marketing, human resource management, and organizational psychology.

Psychology undergraduates at NUR International University (NIU) will be provided with continuous work experience and clinical exposure during their degree. The Psychology department at NIU is associated with the psychology & psychiatry department at Fatima Memorial Hospital, where students will gain supervised clinical experience. Psychology students will also visit other related departments in the hospital. Additionally, through this course students will have the chance to network, which will aid them in future employment, and to carry out research which will aid them for further study or training. The field of psychology is developing rapidly in Pakistan and abroad and new career opportunities are available.

Key Information

Department Social Sciences & Humanities
Study Level Undergraduate
Degree Length 4 Years
Attendance Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 130
Entry Fall Semester