Certificate in Ophthalmic Science program was introduced by CTEVT to produce middle level Eye Health Cadre Ophthalmic Assistant with a view to provide curative, preventive and promotive eye health services to the community.
Initially this cadre of human resource were used to certify through CTEVT/Skill test department and considered as a vocational training. This kind of certification though was catering the immediate need of eye care programme in the country, the trained ophthalmic assistant has limited horizon to grow and limited career ladder to upgrade themselves. This has contributed for the increasing demand of academic training which will allow them to grow further after completion of this certificate level course. In this regards, the CTEVT has decided to start certificate level programme leading to degree “Certificate in Ophthalmic Science” to the candidates who successfully complete the requirements as prescribed by the CTEVT.
The trained Ophthalmic Assistant is a professional Ophthalmic Health Worker, who has been given three full years training in Ophthalmology and related health sciences. The aim of this three years training is to produce compassionate mid level ophthalmic human resource who can help and play important role in eye care delivery system within the hospital and in the community.
Mission of the Curriculum
The mission of the curriculum is to educate and train the quality middle level ophthalmic health personnel equipped with sound knowledge and skills of Ophthalmology along with general medicine.
The strategies to achieve our mission of educational excellence will be attained by maintaining expert faculty, implementing a sound curriculum, and recruiting quality students.
The philosophy of the curriculum should be based on the development of both clinical and public health service
provider as a profession for fulfilling the health needs of the people with its socio-cultural impact on health. It
should be based on code of conduct of Nepal Health Professional Council. The approach should focus on providing
curative, preventive and promotive primary eye health services in better way.
Aim and Objectives
The course aims to produce middle level Ophthalmic personnel with equipped sound knowledge and perfect skills of Ophthalmology along with knowledge and skills of general medicine at the level they are aimed at. The course enable students:
Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali language.
The Certificate in Ophthalmic Science (Ophthalmology) program extends over three academic years. One academic year consists of maximum of 39 academic weeks and one academic week consists of maximum of 40 hrs.
Pattern of Attendance
Students should have 90% attendance to appear in annual and final examination.
The pass marks for theory and practical examinations are:
The following grading system will be adopted:
The council for technical education and vocational training will award certificate in "Certificate in Ophthalmic Science (Ophthalmology)" to the candidates who successfully complete the requirements as prescribed by the CTEVT.
Secured at least grade C in C. Mathematics, C. English and C.Science in School leaving Certificate (SLC) examination from recognized academic institution and an average GPA of at least 2.
Candidates who pass SLC with optional Ophthalmology will be preferable
Should pass entrance examination administered by CTEVT
Final selection will be made on the basis merit list.
Candidates should submit the following documents at the time of application
The graduates would be eligible for registration with the Nepal Health Professional Council in the category as mentioned in the Act of the Council. The graduates would be eligible for the position to work at different level of eye/health institutions as prescribed by the Public Service Commission or the concerned authorities.
This course is based on the job required to perform by a middle level Ophthalmic health personnel at different level eye/health institutions in Nepal. The Certificate in Ophthalmic Science on Ophthalmology program extends over three years. The first year focuses on basic sciences and foundational subjects, the second on medical sciences, and the third year is given to the application of learned theory and skill development within comprehensive practice settings, both hospital and community.