Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)
4 years
Kuala Lumpur
RM 77,040
Degree
Full Time
Jan, Jul
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Optometry is a primary healthcare profession, dedicated to the improvement and preservation of eyesight. Optometric training includes the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, the dispensing of spectacles and contact lenses, and the management of people with special needs (children and those with low vision). Optometrists examine the eyes not only for vision problems, but for early detection of eye diseases and other abnormal systemic conditions. They also test patients for vision depth, colour perception, contrast sensitivity, and the ability to focus and coordinate the eyes. The tests performed in UCSI are comprehensive eye examinations of the internal and external eye structures that utilise accurate instruments. This enables accurate analysis of a patient’s test results that will be further utilised to develop his/her treatment plan to ensure proper eye care management. As such, the ocular management may include any of the following: prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, low vision aids, vision therapy, managing the problems of slow learners, medications, and appropriate referral of patients when necessary. 

 

This four-year full-time undergraduate programme provides avenues for students to have proper training in managing various eye conditions. Major emphasis is placed on understanding and managing clinical conditions related to the eye in a practical setting and courses are in-depth, challenging, and designed to significantly advance optometric clinical skills in all fields of vision care. 

 


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS OF THE COURSE

 

Optometrists are high-income earners and have tremendous potential for growth, job security and satisfaction. A career in optometry is virtually stress-free and is not physically demanding. During clinical trainings, students at UCSI learn in a simulated optometric environment, practising on each other before moving on to real patients, under the supervision of experienced lecturers. This training provides procedural experiences in case history taking, performing eye examinations, employing diagnostic techniques, and applying the necessary communication skills to discuss treatment plans and options with patients. 

 

Not all graduate studies are scientific theories; many are very practice-oriented. Students in their final year will be able to manage a practice and work with children and the elderly with a clear knowledge of healthcare laws and policies, ethics, and economics that are applicable to the field of optometry. 

 

Qualified professional optometrists in our School will supervise students in various practical clinic sessions, including community service. It's a good way to gain valuable exposure to the eye health needs of the public. This way, students are trained to understand the unique problems and needs of patients in different stages of life, particularly patients in nursing homes. From these experiences, the clinician will be able to manage inner city neighbourhood clinics, inmates, and institutionalised and low-income patients that otherwise wouldn’t have access to the vision care they need. 

 

The qualified optometrist is a primary health care professional, who examines, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye, through their clinical education, training and experience. Having been trained to have broad geographical view in patient handling, optometrists are capable to provide effective primary eye and vision care services to children and the general public. 

 

Entry Requirements

 

 

Career Opportunities

 

Upon completion of the UCSI optometry programme, graduates will be able to register as optometrists with the Malaysian Optical Council (MOC), under the Optical Act 1991. The graduates will be eligible to sit for the American or Canadian optometric board examination, if they want to practice overseas. Nonetheless, job opportunities in optometry abound in Malaysia. Optometry is a lucrative profession and the prospect is excellent. The demand for optometric services is expected to remain high with the ever increasing visual demands in the modern computer-based workplaces, and the increasing life span of the global aging population. 

 

Other unique opportunities

 

  • Chain of franchised superstores (Retail Optical Stores)
  • Independent Private Practice
  • Partnership or Group Practice
  • Community Health Centres
  • Home Maintenance Organisations (HMOs)
  • Hospitals (Private and Public)
  • Manufacturers of Ophthalmic Products
  • Insurance Companies and Industrial Safety Programmes (Consultants)
  • Academia
  • Research
  • World Health Organisation and other related organisations

 

Courses Offered

 

 

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Built on the principles of audacity, perseverance, integrity and excellence, UCSI University is a leading institution of higher learning with campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak, Malaysia. Our faculties, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to meet student needs offer a wide spectrum of academic programmes, ranging from Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering and Architecture to Music, Multimedia, Education, Liberal Arts and Hospitality.


UCSI University: 29 years and counting

UCSI University is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students from 80 different countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world. As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science. Many of our academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, our academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

UCSI University’s strong track record of university-industry engagement has attracted attention from the powers that be and the University is entrusted to reshape Malaysia’s tourism and hospitality industry through education. By leading the Malaysian Centre of Tourism and Hospitality Education – a consortium of Malaysia’s foremost education institutions – that endeavours to equip at least 50% of the industry’s workforce with a diploma or a degree by 2020, UCSI University stands in the nation’s service and that of the global community.

Building on its domestic standing as a preferred and trusted education provider, the University is also expanding its sphere of influence. Tie-ups with foreign universities, research institutes and leading multinational companies are constantly established, enhancing opportunities for students and staff in the areas of research and development, mobility programmes and career opportunities, among others.

While these developments are encouraging, the true story of the University is about its students. Many of our alumni have gone on to achieve great things in life – from business to science and the performing arts. Most remain in close contact and the University is gratified to play a role in grooming movers and shakers that define today’s – and tomorrow’s – world.

Since its inception in 1986, UCSI University has been committed to further the discovery and celebration of knowledge. The University’s commitment – and success – in undergraduate teaching is matched by its progress in research and the discovery of knowledge, making it a true hub of higher education. Seeking to open doors for students around the world, the University’s generous financial aid programme ensures that prodigious students from all economic backgrounds can afford a UCSI University education.

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