The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) has been contributing towards the development of different level of health personnel in Nepal. In the similar context, CTEVT planned to produce Ophthalmic Assistant with an outlook of delivering comprehensive (preventive, promotive, and curative) eye health services to the community. Beginning as a vocational training, today it has reached to a certificate level course leading to a degree ‘Proficiency Certificate Level in Ophthalmic Science’ in 3 years. The aim of this course was to produce compassionate mid-level ophthalmic human resource who can help and play a significant role in eye care delivery system within the hospital as well in the
Those who have completed PCL in Ophthalmic Science course should appear and pass the license examination conducted by Nepal Health Professional Council to initiate their clinical practice. The main intention of conducting the license examination is to ensure the supply of skilled human resources in the market further contributing to the production of qualitative manpower. As the responsibility of quality control of the health professional education in the nation lies in the hands of NHPC, the council strictly maintains register and those who are registered are granted with practicing certificate.
NHPC bears the responsibility to provide the entire syllabus for license examination. The overall objective of the syllabus for the license examination is to ensure the availability of basic knowledge on Ophthalmic Science among passed out candidates. Also, NHPC provides the weightage of respective subject for the purpose of licensing examination,
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