Mongolia: a profile of the profession

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The data has been provided by Mongolian Physical Therapy Association and to the extent possible are a true reflection of the situation in the country, however not all figures are authoritative and should be interpreted accordingly. For questions or feedback please contact countryprofile@wcpt.org

Reference year: 2018

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Summary report for Mongolia
Professional name
English name:
Physical therapist  (Protected by law)
National language names:
  • Хөдөлгөөн засалч  (Partially protected by law)
Membership
Number of physical therapist members:
147
Female%
86%
 
Entry level student organisation:
No
Practising physical therapists
Number of practising physical therapists:
147    (Estimated)
Female%:
90%
 
Support personnel part of workforce:
No
Publications
Journals:
Events
CPD Events:
None
Special interest groups recognised by Mongolia
Recognised special interest groups:
None
Collaborative arrangements (twinning)
Japanese Physical Therapy Association
President of Japanese Physical therapy Association was invited by the keynote speaker in 8th annual conference of Mongolian Physical Therapy Association on 08 June 2018.
 
Singapore Physical Therapy Association
Advisor of Singapore Physical Therapy Association was invited by guest speaker in 8th annual conference on 08 June 2018.
Physical therapist professional entry level education
Number of programmes:
1
Starting education level (minimum):
Upper secondary
Finishing education level (minimum):
Bachelors degree
Equivalent fulltime years:
4 years
 
Other entry level programmes
No
Note: qualification levels are consistent with ISCED 1997 levels
Post professional degree programmes
Post professional degree programmes:
Masters degree
Physical therapist specialisation recognised by Mongolia
Recognised specialisation:
  • Cardiorespiratory physical therapy
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedics/manual therapy
  • Paediatrics
Practice
Scope of practice defined by:
Ministry of Health or another government department
Standards of practice:
Yes, the standards of the regulatory/licensing/registration authority
Code of conduct:
Yes, WCPT member organisation specific code of conduct
 
Education for autonomous practice:
No
Limitations:
Unknown
 
Legislation to prevent private practice:
No
 
Physical Therapists are permitted to:
  • Assess patients/clients
  • Treat (interventions, advice and evaluation of outcome)
 
Direct access* permitted:
No
Can people self refer to physical therapists in private practice:
Yes
Will this be reimbursed:
No
 
Can people self refer to physical therapists in the public system:
No
Limitations:
No
* Direct access - a person can refer themselves to a physical therapist without referral from another health professional
Regulation
Registration required to practice:
Yes
CPD* required for re-registration:
Yes
CPD* required for membership:
Yes
 
The system of regulation in the country:
Physical therapists in Mongolia who should meet requirements of Mongolian Physical Therapy Association to keep membership. Mongolian Physical Therapy Association organizes annual conference and professional development training every month which is one of the requirements to keep their membership.
* CPD - Continuing Professional Development

Other available reference years: 2013  2015  2017