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Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)

Offered by: Management and Science University (MSU)

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Exam BodyManagement and Science University
Course Duration4 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRM95,000 - RM100,00
FacultyFaculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
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Recognised by Malaysia Optical Council

Course Description

Optometry is a specialised branch in healthcare which trains you to detect, diagnose and manage ocular diseases. As a student of optometry, you will learn how to examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system and its associated structures. Throughout the programme, you will be immersed in laboratory and clinical sessions together with collaborative, highly focused assessments and projects. This will enhance your analytical, teamwork and interpersonal skills. Opt to study abroad for a semester or more through MSU Global Mobility Programme to experience various learning environments at MSU’s international partner universities. Industrial training towards the end of the programme ensures working exposure to help you relate to your future career. The MSU Bachelor in Optometry programme is approved by the Malaysia Optical Council (MOC). You need to be registered with MOC to be a certified practitioner in Malaysia.

Curriculum
Year One
  • Introduction to Optics
  • General Pathology and Disease Process
  • Physical and Geometrical Optics
  • Eye Anatomy and Physiology
Year Two
  • Ophtalmic Optics
  • Visual Optics
  • Clinical Interview and Health History Taking
  • General Pharmacology
Year Three
  • Ocular Pharmacology
  • Investigative Techniques in Opthalmic Diagnosis
  • Low Vision and Geriatric Optometry
Year Four
  • Public Health and Community Optometry
  • Clinical Problem Solving in Optometry
  • Industrial Training
Entry Requirements

You need minimum FIVE (5) C including THREE (3) from among Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics at SPM/O-levels and at least a credit in English AND 2.50 CGPA at STPM level in the Science Stream; OR minimum THREE (3) D at A-level including any THREE (3) from among Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics; OR foundation in science with 2.50 CGPA including any THREE (3) from among Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics; OR Diploma in a science based with 2.75 CGPA.

Career Prospects
  • Optometrist
  • Vision Therapist
  • Ophthalmic Product Specialist

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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