Bachelor of Optometry

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Faculty Website:   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: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 31 October 2024

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555
Email: mylife@uj.ac.za

Duration of Study: 4 Years

Programme Fees


Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with the ability to: 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.


Admission Requirements

Minimum APS of 31, English 5 (60%+), Mathematics 5 (60%+), Physical Science 5 (60%+) and Life Science 5 (60%+).


Selection Process

Mathematical Literacy, Technical Maths and Technical Science are not accepted.


More Information

https://www.uj.ac.za/admission-aid/undergraduate/
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