Program Description


This course aims to introduce community-based rehabilitation (CBR) as a strategy for community development, and to discuss its principles, and structures. It prepares students to design, implement and evaluate CBR.



Contact Person


Ms. Sara Roshani, International Affairs Officer Email: Tel: +98 21 7752 8468



Program Objectives


Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge in the following areas:

  • CBR values, concepts, and practices
  • CBR services for people with disabilities; including:
  • Health
  • Education
  • Livelihood
  • Social
  • Empowerment
  • How to design, implement, and evaluate CBR programs


Method of Instruction


  • Lecture
  • Discussions
  • Case study
  • Field observation and report


Program Location


School of Rehabilitation of Tehran University of Medical Sciences: TUMS School of Rehabilitation is well known for developing high quality professional programs in Physiotherapy, Audiology, Optometry, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. This school, with the history of about 48 years, was founded in 1965. This center is a nationally recognized leader in the education of allied health providers in Iran. Its history, influence and academic strengths have made it one of the most prestigious rehabilitation centers in the region. Enhancing the level of health in society by participating in international health and wellbeing programs to reach excellence in education and research is a major goal of this center.


Program Director(s)



  • Dr. Seyedeh Tahmineh Mousavi, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Department


Program Instructors


  • Dr. Seyedeh Tahmineh Mousavi, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Department
  • Some invited speakers from State Welfare Organization of Iran


Numbers and Dates








Number Of Positions Offered 15
Program Duration One Week
Program Start Date August 31, 2019
Program Finish Date September 5, 2019
Application Deadline June 15, 2019
Tuition Fee $500


Who Can Attend


Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Language Pathology, Audiology, and Optometry (B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD)





English language proficiency


How To Apply


All applicants should apply online. Please note there is no in-person admission. You can fill in the Online Application Form and upload all the required documents at Online Application Form For more information on online application procedure please contact


Visa Application


TUMS will assist you in obtaining your visa after you are admitted. All international students are required to obtain a student visa from the Iranian Consulate/Embassy in their home country before departing for Iran. After we receive your completed Visa Application Form (VAF), at least 6 to 8 weeks should be allowed for the completion of the visa application.Student will enter Iran with a one-month visa. After visiting their school and familiarizing themselves with the schedule and surroundings, students will be accompanied to the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology in order to extend their student visa (if necessary).




If you require accommodation, you will be given the opportunity to use our international dormitories located close to campus in Tehran at student rate.