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Doctor of Optometry (OD)

UNDEGRADUATE PROGRAMME (OD)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

The Department of Optometry and Vision Science offers a 6 years programme leading to the award of DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY (OD), which is a professional qualification for Optometrists.

ADMISSION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Department of Optometry and Vision Science maintains an extremely rigorous admission process and has a policy of competitive expectation for academic excellence. To be able to apply for admission, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Passes in Core English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies; in addition to the above, applicants must have obtained good passes in three of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Elective Mathematics.
  • Applicants who satisfy the above requirements must have a total aggregate of 12 or better in six subjects (3 core and 3 electives) to qualify for shortlisting.

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will have their applications reviewed for interview consideration. Interviews of applicants are strictly by invitation, and the most competitive candidates are invited to determine their suitability. Applicants will be considered for admission on the basis of academic performance and comments from personal interviews conducted by the Department.

To apply for Optometry and Vision Science Programme (Regular):

For inquires, kindly call the following numbers (+233)-244170148, (+233)-242134998, (+233)-548047425 or send a mail to optometry@ucc.edu.gh

Programme Structure (Doctor of Optometry)

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

T

P

C

CHE 101

Basic General Chemistry

2

0

2

CHE 103

Practical General Chemistry

0

3

1

PHY 101

General Physics I

2

0

2

PHY 103

General Physics I (Practical)

0

3

1

BIO 101

Diversity of Organisms

3

0

3

ENG 105A

Communicative Skills

3

0

3

ASP

African Studies

3

0

3

ILT 101

Information Literacy

1

0

1

OPT 101

Human Development

2

0

2

Total

 

15

6

18

Course Code

Course Title

Credits Hours

 

 

T

P

C

OPT 201

Introductory Biochemistry for Optometry

3

0

3

OPT 203

Introduction to Computing for Optometry

2

0

2

OPT 205

Introduction to Microbiology

3

0

3

OPT 207A

Human Anatomy I

2

0

2

OPT 207B

Human Anatomy I (Practical)

0

3

1

OPT 209

Human Physiology I

2

0

2

OPT 211

Physical Optics

2

0

2

OPT 213

Ophthalmic Optics I

1

3

2

Total

 

15

6

17

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

T

P

C

OPT 301

Visual Optics

2

0

2

OPT 303

General Pathology

3

0

3

OPT 305

General Optometry

3

0

3

OPT 307

Physiological Optics I

2

0

2

OPT 309A

Ocular Anatomy II

2

0

2

OPT 309B

Ocular Anatomy II (Practical)

0

3

1

OPT 311

Dispensing Optics II

1

3

2

OPT 313

Ocular Neurology

2

0

2

OPT 315

Biostatistics

3

0

3

OPT 317

Ocular Physiology

2

0

2

Total

 

20

6

22

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

T

P

C

OPT 401

Contact Lens I

2

0

2

OPT 403

Binocular Vision & Fusion II

2

0

2

OTP 405

Anterior Segment Eye Diseases

3

0

3

OPT 407

Ocular Pharmacology

3

0

3

OPT 409A

Diagnostic Optometry I

2

0

2

OPT 409B

Diagnostic Optometry I (Practical)

0

3

1

OPT 411

Paediatric Optometry

2

0

2

OPT 413

Environmental, Preventive and Occupational Optometry

2

0

2

OPT 415

Visual Analysis

2

0

2

OPT 417

Principles and Practice of Refraction

2

0

2

Total

 

20

3

21

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

T

P

C

OPT 501

Community and Public Health

2

0

2

OPT 503

Low Vision & Rehabilitative Optometry II

2

0

2

OTP 505

Clinical Procedures and Practice I

0

12

4

OPT 507

Scientific Research Methods

2

0

2

OPT 509

Clinical Medicine and Systemic Disease

2

0

2

OPT 511

Hospital Practice

1

3

2

OPT 513

Emergency Care and First Aid

2

0

2

OPT 515

Practice Management, Ethics and Jurisprudence

3

0

3

OPT 517

Visual Psychology and Psychopathology

2

0

2

Total

 

16

15

21

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

T

P

C

OPT 601

Primary Eye Care Clinic I

0

12

4

OPT 603

Patient Management Seminar

0

6

2

OTP 605

Specialized Clinic in Low Vision

0

9

3

OPT 607

Specialized Clinic in Paediatrics

0

9

3

OPT 609

Specialized Clinic in Ocular Disease Management

0

9

3

*OPT 611

Clinical Externship II

 

9

3

Total

 

15

54

18

*OPT 611 will be taken by students during the Short Vacation.

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

T

P

C

CHE 102

Basic Organic Chemistry

2

0

2

CHE 104

Basic Organic Chemistry (Practical)

0

3

1

PHY 102

General Physics II

2

0

2

PHY 104

General Physics II (Practical)

0

3

1

BIO 102

Basic Cytology and Genetics

0

3

1

ENG 105B

Communicative Skills

3

0

3

LSS

Inter-Faculty Course (Sociology)

2

0

2

MAT 102

Analytical Geometry and Calculus

3

0

3

OPT 102

Cell and Tissue Organisation

2

0

2

Total

 

15

9

17

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

T

P

C

OPT 202A

Human Anatomy II

2

0

2

OPT 202B

Human Anatomy II (Practical)

0

3

1

OPT 204

Health and Human Behaviour

2

0

2

OPT 206

Geometric Optics

2

0

2

OPT 208

Dispensing Optics I

2

0

2

OPT 212A

Ocular Anatomy I

2

0

2

OPT 212B

Ocular Anatomy I (Practical)

0

3

1

OPT 214

Ophthalmic Optics II

1

3

2

OPT 216

Human Physiology II

2

0

2

Total

 

13

9

16

Course Code

Course Title

Credits Hours

 

 

T

P

C

OPT 302

Binocular Vision & Fusion I

2

0

2

OPT 306

Physiological Optics II

2

0

2

OTP 308

General Pharmacology

3

0

3

OPT 310

Epidemiology

3

0

3

OPT 312

Ocular Biochemistry

2

0

2

OPT 314

Immunology and Virology

2

0

2

OPT 316

Pathology of Ocular Diseases

2

0

2

Total

 

16

0

16

 

 

 

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

T

P

C

OPT 402

OPT 404

OPT 406

Posterior Segment Eye Diseases

Clinical Optometry

Geriatric Optometry

3

      2          

      2          

0

     0       

     0               

3

2

2

OPT 408

Low Vision & Rehabilitative Optometry 1

2

0

2

OPT 410A

Diagnostic Optometry II

2

0

2

OPT 410B

Diagnostic Optometry II (Practical)

0

3

1

OPT 412

Endocrinology & Nutrition

2

0

2

OPT 414

Contact Lens II

2

0

2

OPT 416

Ocular Therapeutics and Toxicology

2

0

2

OPT 418

Orthoptics and Vision therapy

2

0

2

Total

 

19

3

20

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

T

P

C

OPT 502

Clinical Procedures and Practice II

0

12

4

OPT 504

Ocular Imaging and Biometry

2

0

2

OTP 506

Community Eye Health

2

0

2

OPT 508

Advances in Optometry

2

0

2

OPT 510

Pre &Post Surgical Co-management

2

0

2

*OPT 512

Clinical Externship I

0

18

6

OPT 514

History of Optometry

2

0

2

Total

 

10

30

20

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

 

T

P

C

OPT 602

Primary Eye Care Clinic II

0

12

4

OPT 604

Clinical Seminar in Specialty Areas

0

6

2

OPT 606

Specialized Clinic in Contact Lens

0

9

3

OPT 608

Specialized Clinic in Binocular Vision Anomalies

0

9

3

OPT 610

Thesis

0

18

6

Total

 

0

54

18