Diploma in Physiotherapy - CTEVT


CTEVT

Medicine and Health Care

3 year(s)


This course is based on the tasks required to be performed by a physiotherapy assistant in variety of clinical and community settings. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills focusing on physiotherapy. Program extends over three years. The first year course includes basic science; the second year
course focuses on basic disciplinary subjects of physiotherapy. Similarly, the third year comprises of the disciplinary subjects and application of learned skills and knowledge in clinical and community setting. Certificate in Physiotherapy program is residential in nature.

Physiotherapy is an emerging field in the health service sector. Many people in the developed countries, developing countries and under developed countries have been given emphasis for the broader application of physiotherapy in treatment and rehabilitation of various health conditions.

This field has been helping the societies and communities for their fitness, treatment and rehabilitation and it has been creating job opportunities both in public and private sectors as well as creating self employment opportunities immensely.

The purpose of Diploma in Physiotherapy program is to produce middle level human resources equipped with knowledge and skills related to the field of physiotherapy so as to meet the demand of such workforce in the country and to contribute in the national streamline of poverty reduction of Nepal.

Goal:

To prepare students for physiotherapy practice within clinical and community settings and with

diverse population, including vulnerable groups in the country and elsewhere.

Objectives:

The graduates of the program will be able:

1. To apply the knowledge and skills of physiotherapy (therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy and therapeutic massage) in different human health conditions.

2. To practice the values and ethics of the physiotherapy profession.

3. To demonstrate the professional competence, self- awareness, integrity, respect of individual, and ethical and social responsibilities.

4. To assist physiotherapists/seniors in treatment /rehabilitation procedures.

5. To apply the knowledge and skills of rehabilitation in community and clinical settings.

6. To apply knowledge and skills of hygiene, sanitation and first aid to the needy.

7. To state organizational structure, function and utilization of their knowledge in various health settings.

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Admission criteria

Entry criteria:

  • Should submit certificate of SLC pass with English, Math and Science.
  • Should pass entrance examination as administered by CTEVT
  • Applicants fulfilling the minimum requirements will be selected for admission on the basis of merit Individuals of lower economic status preferred

Selection:

Applicants fulfilling the entry criteria will be selected for admission on the basis of merit.


Salient features

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali.

Course Duration

The total duration of this curricular program is three academic years. The program is based on yearly system. Moreover, one academic year consists up to 39 weeks and one academic week consists up to 40 hours excluding evaluation period. 

Pattern of Attendance

Minimum of 90% attendance in each subject is required to appear in the respective final examination. 

Pass Marks

A student must secure a minimum of 40% marks both in theory and practical (lab work). The students must secure a minimum of 40% marks in the internal assessment and 40% in annual final examination of each subject to be declared pass in the respective subject.  

Grading System

The following grading system will be adopted:

  • Distinction: 80% and above
  • First division: 65% to below 80% 
  • Second division: 50 % to below 65% 
  • Pass division: Pass marks to Below 50%

Certificate Award

  1. Students who have passed all the components of all the subjects of all years are considered to
    have successfully completed the course. 
  2. Students who have successfully completed the course will be awarded by a degree of proficiency Certificate in Medical Science (Physiotherapy). 
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Eligibility

Entry qualification:

The applicant for entry qualification for Certificate in Physiotherapy program will be SLC pass or equivalent or Technical SLC (TSLC) in related subject.


Curricular structure

This course is based on the tasks required to be performed by a physiotherapy assistant in variety of clinical and community settings. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills focusing on physiotherapy.

Program extends over three years. The first year course includes basic science; the second year course focuses on basic disciplinary subjects of physiotherapy. Similarly, the third year comprises of the disciplinary subjects and application of learned skills and knowledge in clinical and community setting. Certificate in Physiotherapy program is residential in nature.