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BOptom Schedule of Courses

The Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) programme has a fixed schedule of courses. When you enrol for any part of the programme, you should enrol for all the courses listed under that part, as shown below.

From 2011, new regulations came into effect. Part I of the BOptom degree now comprises the first year of the BSc Biomedical Science (common year) courses. These are BIOSCI 101, BIOSCI 106, BIOSCI 107, MEDSCI 142, PHYSICS 160, CHEM 110 along with two additional science electives or General Education courses - a total of 8 courses must be taken during this year.

If accepted into the Bachelor of Optometry Part II, each part must normally be completed before the next part may be taken. However a student who has failed to pass one of those parts in its entirety may be allowed, at the discretion of Senate or its representative, to enrol for the course or courses needed to complete that part together with a course(s) towards the next part.

The BOptom degree must be pursued in consecutive semesters. Interrupted study may be resumed only with the approval of, and on conditions set by, Senate or its representative.

Course outlines listing all lecture and laboratory timetables, assessments, required equipment, plus prescribed and recommended textbooks, are issued to all students at the start of the semester.

The degree structure is as follows :

Part II


Sem 1 Sem 2
Course Title Pts Course Title Pts
OPTOM-262 Optics of Lenses and Lens Systems 15 OPTOM-215 Optics of the Eye 15
OPTOM-272A Visual Science 1:  Structure and Function of the Visual System 15 OPTOM-272B Visual Science 2: Structure and Function of the Visual System
15
MEDSCI-203 Mechanisms of Disease   15 OPTOM-265 Physical Optics 15
GEN ED Course From General Education courses listed in the Open or EMHSS Schedule 15 OPTOM-220 Clinical Imaging and Evaluation Techniques 15
Part-II Total Points 60 Part-II Total Points 60

 

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Part III


Sem 1 Sem 2
OPTOM-314A Optometry 15 OPTOM-314B Optometry 15
OPTOM-345A Principles of Ocular Pharmacology 7.5 OPTOM-345B Principles of Ocular Pharmacology 7.5
OPTOM-353A Ocular Pathology 7.5 OPTOM-353B Ocular Pathology 7.5
OPTOM-366A Clinical Optics and Dispensing 15 OPTOM-366B Clinical Optics and Dispensing 15
OPTOM-375A Visual Science 2 7.5 OPTOM-375B Visual Science 2 7.5
MEDSCI-202 Microbiology and Immunology   15      
Part-III Total Points 67.5 Part-III Total Points 52.5

 

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Part IV


Sem 1 Sem 2
OPTOM-416A Clinical Optometry 15 OPTOM-416B Clinical Optometry 15
OPTOM-430A Contact Lens Practice 7.5 OPTOM-430B Contact Lens Practice 7.5
OPTOM-441A Optometry for special populations 15 OPTOM-441B Optometry for special populations 15
OPTOM-450A Diseases of the Eye and Visual System: Diagnosis and Management 15 OPTOM-450B Diseases of the Eye and Visual System: Diagnosis and Management 15
OPTOM-472A Visual Science 3 7.5 OPTOM-472B Visual Science 3 7.5
Part-IV Total Points 60 Part-IV Total Points 60

 

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Part V


Sem 1 Sem 2
OPTOM-510A Advanced Clinical Optometry 1 15 OPTOM-510B Advanced Clinical Optometry 1 15
OPTOM-520A Advanced Clinical Optometry 2 15 OPTOM-520B Advanced Clinical Optometry 2 15
OPTOM-560A Optometry in Practice 15 OPTOM-560B Optometry in Practice 15
OPTOM-570A Research in Advanced Optometric Science 15 OPTOM-570B Research in Advanced Optometric Science 15
Part-V Total Points 60 Part-V Total Points 60

 

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