Undergraduate Programme

Bachelor of Optometry 

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Optometry

Code

Name of Module

Credits

Semester

Level 1

CHEM110

General Principles of Chemistry

16

1

BIOL103

Introductory Biology for Health Sciences

16

1

MATH150

Mathematics for Natural Sciences

16

1

PHYS131

Intro Physics for Life Sciences & Agriculture

16

1

ANAT103

Introduction to Anatomy & Neuroanatomy

8

1

ANAT108

Anatomy of the Head, Neck & Back

8

2

OPTM141

Introduction to Optometry and Optics [Intro & Optics]

16

2

OPTM142

Community Optometry [Public Health & Psychology]

16

2

Choose ONE of the following isiZulu modules

ZULN101

Basic isiZulu languages Studies A

16

2

ZULM105

Academic Writing

16

2

ZULN101 (non-Zulu speaking students) ZULM105 (Zulu speaking students)

 

Total credits: level 1

128

 

Level 2

BIMI200

Biochemistry and Microbiology for Optometry

16

1

OPTM231

Clinical Techniques I

16

1

HPHS221

Homeostasis

16

1

OPTM242

Ophthalmic Optics I

16

1

OPTM243

Clinical Science for Optometry [Oc Anat & Physiol and GenPath & ClinMed]

16

2

OPTM232

Clinical Techniques II

16

2

HPHS222

Integration and Communication

16

2

OPTM244

Ophthalmic Optics II

16

2

 

Total credits: level 2

128

 

Level 3

OPTM362

Contact Lenses I

24

Year

OPTM351

General Clinic I/Grand Rounds

16

Year

OPTM342

Visual Science I [Physiological Optics I & NeuroPhys]

16

1

OPTM341

Optical Dispensing

16

1

OPTM334

Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Disease

24

Year

PHRM344

General and Ocular Pharmacology

16

2

OPTM343

Visual Science II [Physiological Optics II & NeuroPhys]

16

2

 

Total credits: level 3

128

 

Level 4

 

 

 

OPTM435

Binocular Vision

16

1

OPTM431

Contact Lenses II

16

1

OPTM437

Low Vision

16

1

OPTM421

Neuro-Physiology of Vision

8

1

OPTM433

Paediatric Optometry

16

1

OPTM451

General Clinic II/Grand Rounds

24

year

OPTM413

Optometric Management & Jurisprudence

8

year

OPTM412

Research Publication

8

year

OPTM456

Binocular Vision Clinic

8

2

OPTM452

Contact Lenses Clinic II

8

2

OPTM458

Low Vision Clinic

8

2

OPTM454

Paediatric Vision Clinic

8

2

 

Total credits: level 4

Complete degree

144

528

 

 


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