COURSE: BACHELORS IN OPTOMETRY

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Duration:
3 Years Full Time
This programme equips graduate students with the necessary skills, knowledge and experiential learning to enter the optometry industry.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 4 years full time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Academic competencies

  • Physical and geometric optics

  • Basic anatomy and physiology

  • Microbiology

  • Optometric theory and methods

  • Psychology

  • Practice management skills


Second year subjects:


  • Optometric theory and methods

  • Ophthalmic dispensing

  • General pathology

  • Ophthalmic and visual optics

  • Applied anatomy and physiology

  • Vision rehabilitation

  • Environmental and industrial optometry, trauma and eye first aid

  • Special topics and optics


Third year subjects:


  • Ocular pathology

  • General and ocular pharmacology

  • Ocular mycology and vision development

  • Optometry research skills

  • Systems pathology and medical microbiology

  • Contact lenses and practice

  • Clinical optometry

  • Public health and compulsory residency


Fourth year subjects:


  • Clinical optometry

  • Optometric methods and advanced paediatric optometry

  • Neuro-optometry and vision therapy skills

  • Diagnostics and low vision skills

  • Clinical medicine and advanced ocular disease

  • Clinical care, contact lenses skills and complications


Careers: optometrist.

Source: www.ufs.ac.za

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