Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)
Offered by: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
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|Exam Body||Internal Degree, Malaysia|
|Course Duration||8 Sem|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time|
|Faculty||Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Bachelor's Degree Level|
|Field of Study||Medicine & Healthcare|
|Stream Requirements||Science Stream|
Optometrist are primary health-care specialists trained to examine the eyes for defects in sight, ocular diseases and problems related to general health. They also trained to fit and supply optical appliances such as spectacles, contact lenses and low vision aids. Optometrists are responsible for detection, diagnosis and management of ocular diseases and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system. They provide primary eye care responsible for ocular and ophthalmic referrals to the secondary care services. An optometrist examines the visual system to establish its state of health and to provide, if necessary, an optical correction to optimize visual performance.
Minimum CGPA Requirements into Undergraduate Programmes (Ex-Centre for Foundation Studies Students)
The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM (General Requirements for Malaysians)
* The University reserves the right to change the above requirements at any time without prior notice.Three principal passes, or 'C' grades in the STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) examination,
The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM (International Qualifications)
Depending on the programme of study, instruction at IIUM is carried in English and/or Arabic. Applicants wishing to pursue studies in programmes taught in English must obtain:
Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the tests above may take up language proficiency courses at the university to fulfill the admission requirements.
The majority of optometrists are independent primary care general optometric practitioners, some practice part-time or full time in hospital eye departments and others are active in research and teaching. The development of the scope of optometric practice includes proposals for optometrist to carry out some functions currently in secondary care sector. The knowledge and skills obtained allow a graduate to enter a career in all areas of optometry such as: Clinical Optometrist, Community Optometrist, Optometrist in Retail Optical Stores, Education and Research, Consultant in Private Practice, Consultant in Tertiary Healthcare, Consultant in Business or Business Communication, Specialized Optometry Care, Optometrist in Military and Security Services.
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.