Indiscipline in rehabilitation curriculum regulation- restricting development perspective: A narrative review

Authors

  • Wajeeha Zia Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nazia Mumtaz Department of Speech Language Pathology, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3198-6744
  • Ghulam Saqulain Department of Otolaryngology and Cochlear Implantation, Capital Hospital PGMI, Islamabad, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6452-9339
  • Wajiha Shahid Rehabilitation Sciences, Central Park Teaching Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.4613

Abstract

Curriculum regulation and its oversight are indispensable and vital components of professional development. Regulatory bodies along with professional organisations have an essential role in curriculum regulation. The Pakistan Speech and Language Pathology Association, a body duly registered under the laws of Pakistan and whose governing body exclusively comprises pathologists with master’s in Speech Language, has taken up the matter of standardisation and uniformity of curriculum with universities and with the Higher Education Commission. The commission regulates the undergraduate curricula, but there remains lack of uniformity in curriculum and its monitoring in Pakistan. The current narrative review was planned to highlight the indiscipline in rehabilitation curriculum development and implementation and its causes.

Key Words: Curriculum, Inhibitors, Physical therapy, Regulatory body, Speech language pathology.

Author Biographies

Wajeeha Zia, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Wajeeha Zia, MS (Physical Therapy)

Assistant Professor,

            Faculty of Rehab & Allied Health Sciences,

            Riphah International University, Lahore.

 

 

Nazia Mumtaz, Department of Speech Language Pathology, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Nazia Mumtaz, PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences)

            Head of Department of Speech Language Pathology,

            Faculty of Rehab & Allied Health Sciences,

            Riphah International University, Lahore.

Ghulam Saqulain, Department of Otolaryngology and Cochlear Implantation, Capital Hospital PGMI, Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr. Ghulam Saqulain, DLO, FCPS (Otolaryngology)

Head of Department and Assoc. Professor, Department of Otolaryngology & Auditory Implant Centre

Capital Hospital PGMI, Islamabad

Wajiha Shahid, Rehabilitation Sciences, Central Park Teaching Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Wajiha Shahid, MS (physical Therapy)

            Consultant

            Rehabilitation Sciences

            Central Park Teaching Hospital

          

Published

2022-02-21

Issue

Section

Narrative Review