Optometry Program

The Bachelor of Science program in Optometry at University of Buraimi aims to prepare clinically competent professionals who can communicate skillfully and knowledgeably with patients and other professionals, and to uphold high standards of professional integrity and behavior. Courses are carefully integrated to the curriculum to prepare graduates with valuable professional, transferable and life-long learning skills.

Year 1 of the program include General University Requirement Courses - Arabic Language, Oman History, English for Special Purposes, and Omani Society. Core courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Geometrical and Physical Optics, Algebra and Trigonometry, Optometric Mathematics, and Introduction to Optometry to prepare students for higher level courses

Year 2 offers Parts 1 & 2 of courses in Pure and Visual Optics, Human Body in Health and Disease, Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Physiology of Vision and Perception, Optometric Mathematics

Year 3 includes Parts 1 & 2 of courses in Clinical Optometry and communication Skills, General and Ocular Pharmacology, Visual and Ocular Assessment, Assessment and Management of Binocular Vision, Ophthalmic Lenses and Dispensing, Clinical methodology and Statistics, Contact Lens Practice (Part 1) and 4 courses in Clinical Optometry

Year 4 offers Parts 1 & 2 of courses in Ocular and Systemic Diseases, General and Advanced Clinical Practice Courses, Contact Lens Practice (Part 2), Low vision and Aging, Clinical Case Studies, Professional, legal, and ethical studies courses. With a final graduate project, the program concludes.

The General and Advanced Clinical Practice courses are offered in External Eye Care Specialist Institutions abroad to ensure achievement of professional practice skills. The program includes components that promote research skills.

The program has the following objectives:

  • To develop the relevant professional and ethical knowledge and skills required for success as a primary eye care practitioner.
  • To equip graduates with the skills and ability to engage in professional and academic programs in the field.


Students Learning Outcomes:
  • Knowledge and Understanding Skills:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic science theories, concepts and principles underlying the visual system.
    • Describe the principles underpin clinical procedures and appliances used in eyecare.
  • Course-Specific Skills:
    • Perform tests and techniques for primary eye care examination.
    • Demonstrate patient interactions and approaches befitting to a clinician.
  • Thinking Skills:
    • Analyze ocular findings to determine appropriate clinical methods.
    • Integrate observations and reliable evidences while making clinical decisions.
  • General and Transferable Skills:
    • Exhibit organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Work independently and effectively as a team member.

UOB

Bachelor of Science in Optometry

Graduation Plan

Total: 130.0 C.H.

Course Code Course Title Sem Prerequisite Credit Hour

ARAB 100

Arabic Language

1 & 2

FENG 003

3.0

SOCI 100

Oman Society

1 & 2

FENG 003

1.0

OPTM 111

Geometrical & Physical Optics

1

FMAT/P 003

4.0

ESPU 185

English for Optometry - I

1 & 2

FENG 003

3.0

HSCR 101

Human Anatomy and Physiology

1

FENG 003

4.0

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