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Diploma of Ophthalmic Dispensing (Full Time / Online Distance Learning)

Offered by: Management & Science University (MSU)
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Exam BodyManagement & Science University
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time / Distance Learning / Blended Learning
Fees51750/Course
Fees (International Student)73800/Course
FacultyFaculty of Health & Life Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyMedical Diagnostic & Treatment Technology
Course Description

The profession of ophthalmic dispensing entails matching optical prescriptions with the most appropriate spectacle frames and lenses, taking into account the patient’s line of work and lifestyle besides visual and cosmetic needs. Dispensing opticians will also provide instructions to patients in the care and cleaning techniques for lenses. The curriculum for the Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing programme at Management and Science University (MSU) is designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in this discipline. Students will receive extensive learning in the classroom and the skills lab, and attain valuable real-life experience through industrial attachment at optical shops.

Curriculum
Year One
  • Ophthalmic Lens
  • Ophthalmic Instrumentation
  • Dispensing
  • Optics
Year Two
  • Physiological Optics
  • Introduction to Ocular Disease
  • Law and Professional Aspect for Dispensing Optician
  • Ocular Physiology
Year Three
  • Vocational and Specialty Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • Eyeglass and Contact Lens Dispensing Practice
  • Industrial Training
Entry Requirements

You need to pass SPM with a Credit in any three (3) subjects and a Pass in two (2) Science subjects (Physics/Chemistry/Biology). Other acceptable qualifications include a Certificate (MQF Level 3) in Optical Technology or Science or equivalent, a Fellowship Diploma of the British Dispensing Optician (FBDO), or other qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government. 

Intake Months

February, July, September

Career Prospects
  • Dispensing Optician

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


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