Bachelor of Optometry

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Department of Optometry, Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Optometry
Programme Level: Undergraduate
Programme Name: Bachelor of Optometry
Programme Code: B9O02Q
Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 480
SAQA: 73791

Application Start Date: 
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022

Purpose

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with the ability to&%2358; Perform visual examinations and relevant procedures included in the scope of Optometry (as stipulated by the Professional Board of Optometry and Dispensing Opticians) in the clinical environment as an optometrist. Independently apply promotive, diagnostic and treatment strategies in a cost effective manner appropriate to the needs of the community. Use critical reasoning for holistic optometric management strategies in the diagnosis. Establish a foundation for research and life skills for lifelong learning.

Career Opportunities

Optometrists are primary health care specialists trained to examine the eyes to detect defects in vision, signs of injury, ocular diseases or abnormality and problems with general health. Private Dispensing Optometrists, Public Sector Optometrist, Academic, Medical Liaison Officer and Officer and Researcher.

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

30-Sep-22

Selection Process

Minimum APS of 30, English 5(60%+), Mathematics 5(60%+), Mathematical Literacy is not accepted, Physical Science 5 (60%+) and Life Science 5 (60%+)
*Additional subject 1 and 2 must be minimum 5 (60%+)

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