Period of Training:
The training period
leading to MD in Opthalmology shall be a three years. The department
will provide opportunities for learning through didactic means as well
as observation and hands-on experiences. Individual differences in talent
and capacity will be recognized and when possible met to the fullest
extent by the department. The faculty will provide guidance for the
residents throughout the training period and if expectations are not
fulfilled such failure may be cause for dismissal.
Methods of Teaching Learning:
(PG) will go through three years full time residential training. The
faculty member contributing to training in special units during the
rotation of their duties.
The PG students
will be encouraged toward self-directed learning. Teacher/Preceptor
will function as a guide only. Formal lecturers will be kept to a minimum.
PGs are expected to learn as they work in outpatient, inpatient and
special clinics under supervision of the faculty members. Students will
actively participate in clinical discussion, theoretical presentations
and journal presentation of all academic activities within department.
Guidance will be
provided by the designated faculty in the thesis works.
The clinical training
will be done at the department of Ophthalmology (BP Koirala Lions Centre
for Ophthalmic Studies and TU Teaching Hospital) where they will be
residential and will be given graded responsibilities for the patient
care management. They will also be rotated to various eye hospitals
at national and regional levels.
This consists of
a. Formative evaluation and
b. Summative evaluation
a. Formative Evaluation
This will be done in every six months with short questions in the respective
subjects in accordance with the expected skills at the periods. This
will be done five times Eva 1 - 5. The performance of the outpatient
and inpatient jobs will be recorded in the logbooks. The evaluation
will be objective, based on the logbook as to whether the candidate
has achieved certain competencies as outlined. Each formative evaluation
score will be carried on and added to the internal assessment mark for
final examination. It will be pre-requisite to have minimum marks of
50% for appearing in the final examination.
b. Summative Evaluation
This will be conducted by the examination section of the Institute of
Medicine, Tribhuvan University and will consist of three parts.
Applied Basic Science Full Marks Pass Marks
Theory Paper I 100 50
(Anatomy, physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics) (80+20) (40+10)
Practical 100 50
Theory Paper 100 50
(Medical Opthalmology) (80+20) (40+10)
Theory Paper 100 50
(Surgical Ophthalmology) (80+20) (40+10)
Clinical Case Presentations
(Long cases, Short Cases) 100 50
Practical (OSCE) + Viva 100 50
Thesis subject will
be chosen and approved by the end of six-months. Thesis should be completed
by the end of the second year. The final draft of the thesis should
be submitted to the department six months prior to the examination.
It would be examined by internal and external examiners. The candidate
will not be allowed to sit for final examination without approval of
The candidate who
passes the examination will be awared the degree of Doctor of Medicine
in Ophthalmology (MD Ophth) by Tribhuvan University.
- BPK Centre of Ophthalmic Studies, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan
- Nepal Eye Hospital, Kathmandu
- Himalaya Eye Hospital, Bhairahawa
Faculty members form:
- Departments of
Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Anesthesiology, Microbiology,
Radiology, Community Medicine, from IOM.