Pokhara University Master of Optometry (M. Optom) Curriculum

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Master of Optometry Program

The main goal of the M. Optom Program is to strive for academic excellence, encourage the development of Eye and Visual system technologies, and incorporate new ideas and leadership quality in the field of Eye health. This will result in producing 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 to educating people on Eye Health service and Vision rehabilitation.

Major Components of curriculum

  • Ocular disorders
  • Ocular diagnostics
  • Behavioural optometry
  • Occupational optometry
  • Neuro optometry
  • Biostatistics and Research methodology

 

Program Features

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 a 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 the 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 a fee determined by the school/college. An incomplete application shall not be processed.

Admission Procedures

Admission notice will be announced in Local/National News Paper/s. The 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.

 

Attendance Requirement: Minimum 80% of the classes.

 

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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