Pokhara University Master of Optometry (M. Optom) Curriculum - Eye Health Nepal

Pokhara University Master of Optometry (M. Optom) Curriculum

Pokhara University Master of Optometry (M. Optom) Curriculum



The main goal of the M. Optom Program is to strive for academic excellence, encourage the development in Eye and Visual system technologies, and incorporate new ideas and leadership quality in the field of Eye health.This will result in production a competent, compassionate and community-oriented optometrist who can lead the Eye health sector by establishing leadership quality regarding eye health technology, Primary to Tertiary Eye care service, Promotion of quality service for eye problems and visual disabilities.After completion of this course, the graduates would contribute for educating people on Eye Health service and Vision rehabilitation.

Master of Optometry is a 4 semesters (2 years) course, which involves course work, clinical and teaching assignments, patient care, and research and dissertation projects. Educative seminars, hands-on training sessions, workshops and special lectures will be conducted regularly.


Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for admission to the M Optom program, an applicant must have
  • Bachelor of Optometry (B Optom) degree or Bachelor of Optometry and Vision Science (B Optom) or Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) or B.Sc In Optometry (B.Sc Optom) from a recognized university/institution.
  • Obtained a minimum CGPA of 2.5/4 or 55 % in bachelor level (required level/degree)
  • Registered to Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) (Exception to international students)
  • One year of work experience in the related field
The final decision on admission is taken on the basis of entrance examination conducted by the Faculty of Health Science, Pokhara University.

Documents required for Admission

The applicant is required to submit copies of the following documents with the application form made available by the concerned college/school/university:
  • Completed and signed application form
  • Transcript/Mark-sheet,Transfer and Character Certificates, and Citizenship/Passport
  • Experience letter

Certificates of all degrees should be photocopied and submitted with proper attestation. Enrolment is conditional upon completion of all admission formalities including payment of fee determined by the school/college. Incomplete application shall not be processed.

Admission Procedures

Admission notice will be announced in Local/National News Paper/s. Application form and information brochure will be provided after the payment of the prescribed fee. The eligible candidates are to be informed to attend the entrance examination.

Pokhara University Master of optometry (M.Optom) CURRICULAR STRUCTURE AND COURSE CYCLE



Semester I


Course Code
Course Description
Credit Hours
OPT 501
Advanced Ocular Diagnostics
4
OPT 502
Clinical Ophthalmology I
2
OPT 503
Clinical Ophthalmology II
3
OPT 504
Research Methodology
2
OPT 505
Biostatistics
2
OPT 506
Ocular Pharmacology
2
OPT 541
Posting I (Retina, Glaucoma, Pediatric, Uvea and Extra Ocular Disease)
3

Total
18

Semester II


Course Code
Course Description
Credit Hours
OPT 551
Advanced Contact Lenses
4
OPT 552
Refractive Surgery, Eye Banking and Ocular Prosthesis
2
OPT 553
Neuro-Optometry
4
OPT 554
Visual Rehabilitation in Visual Impairment
3
OPT 555
Applied Optics and Ophthalmic Dispensing
3
OPT 591
Posting II (Contact Lens, Refractive Surgery, Eye Banking, Ocular Prosthesis, Neuro)
3

Total
19


Semester III


Course Code
Course Description
Credit Hours
OPT 601
Visual Rehabilitation in Binocular Vision Anomalies
3
OPT 602
Sports Vision, Environmental and Occupational Optometry
3
OPT 603
Teaching Methodology
2
OPT 604
Community Eye Health and Project Management
3
OPT 605
Entrepreneurship and Professional Ethics
3
OPT 641
Field Practice on Community Eye Health Project
2
OPT 642
Posting III (Teaching Methodology, Low Vision, Vision Therapy, Ocular Diagnostics, Ophthalmic Imaging)
3

Total
19

Semester IV


Course Code
Course Description
Credit Hours
OPT 651
Elective Course
2
OPT 691
Clinical Dissertation
9
OPT 692
Posting IV (Community and Ophthalmic Dispensing)
3

Total
14

 

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