Day Class, 1 Year
Quizzes, Projects, Continuous Assessments
The PDC consist of 3 Modular Certs 1) Geriatric & Low Vision This module examines the vision care for an aging population. Students will study the prevalence of age-related eye diseases in Singapore and other countries, and how they affect the function and quality of life of the elderly. Students will also gain skills in assessment of visual impairment and the prescription of low vision aids.
2) Ocular & Systemic Disease This module builds upon students’ prior knowledge of ocular and systemic diseases. They will learn to effectively assess, detect, and manage ocular disorders in a community setting. Students will also learn and understand the relationship between common systemic diseases and patients’ overall well-being and ocular health.
3) Community Optometric Practice (ELP only) This module allows students to integrate skills and knowledge acquired from the course according to the OJT blueprint checklist designed by the workplace in accordance to the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn framework. A workplace mentor will be assigned to facilitate the learning. A pass/fail grade will be accorded for its assessment conducted by the workplace mentors in consultation with School of Health Sciences, NP.
The PDC consist of 3 Modular Certs 1) Refractive Correction StrategiesThis module covers the indications, assessments methods, and management strategies of different refractive correction options (such as specialised contact lenses and ophthalmic lenses, and refractive surgeries). Students will learn the advancements in materials and technology relating to the refractive correction options and their implementation.
2) Myopia and its Complications
This module examines the epidemiology, physiology, risk factors, measurements, corrections and clinical management of myopia. Students will learn strategies to control myopia and myopia-related ocular complications.
3) Clinical Practicum in Community OptometryThis module allows students to put their clinical skills into practice in a real-world setting and conduct eye examination on patients from different age groups in the community. The students will gain first-hand experience in prescribing optical corrections and managing ocular disorders.
Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:
Have completed a Diploma in Optometry awarded by either Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), or Parkway College.
Have completed pre-registration training and fully registered with OOB
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is not applicable for this course.
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