Entry Requirements


Description
Passes in five (5) subjects at the CSEC/GCE (General Proficiency) Examination, Grade 1 to 111 (grade 111 from 1998) or A to C (or equivalent) which must include English Language, Mathematics and at least one of the following Science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Integrated Science.
Passes in three (3) subjects at the CSEC/GCE (General Proficiency) Examination, Grade 1 – 111 or A – C (or equivalent) which must include English Language, Mathematics and at least one of the following Science subjects: Biology, Human and Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Integrated Science (Single Award). This must be together with the Certificate in Refraction Techniques, obtained through the 12 months programmes offered by the Caribbean Council for the Blind/Eye Care Guyana in affiliation with the School of Professional Development. The certificate must have been obtained with a minimum of pass with credit/or C average and a minimum of 2 years experience served as a Refraction Technician. These applicants must also be successful at the University of Guyana Entrance Exam
Mature students (26 years and over) will be considered for admission to the programme provided that they have three (3) subjects at the CSEC/GCE (General Proficiency) Examination. Grade 1 to 111 or A – C (or equivalent) which must include English Language, together with one of the following science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Integrated Science or Mathematics and three years continuous relevant experience. These applicants must also be successful at the University of Guyana Entrance Examination (UGEE).
Holders of the Associate Degree in Optometry can be admitted to the BSc Degree in Optometry in the 3rd year of the BSc Programme.
(Any other qualification deemed relevant by the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Passes in five (5) subjects at the GCE , A-C (or equivalent) /CSEC (General Proficiency) Examination, Grades I – III which must include English Language, Mathematics and at least one of the following Science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, or Chemistry. These five (5) subjects must have been completed at one (1) sitting.
Passes in six (6) subjects at the GCE, A-C (or equivalent)/CSEC (General Proficiency) Examination, Grades I to III which must include English Language, Mathematics and at least one of the following Science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, or Chemistry or. These six (6) subjects must have been completed at no more than two (2) sittings.
Passes in three (3) subjects at the GCE, A-C (or equivalent)/CSEC (General Proficiency) Examination, Grades I – III which must include English Language, Mathematics and at least one of the following Science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, or Chemistry . This must be together with the Certificate in Refraction Techniques, obtained through the 12 months programme offered by Caribbean Council for the Blind/Eye Care Guyana in affiliation with the School of Professional Development of the University of Guyana. The certificate must have been obtained with a minimum of Pass with Credit; or C average AND a minimum of 2 years’ experience served as a Refraction Technician. They must also write the UG Entrance Examination (UGEE).
Mature students (26 years and over) will be considered for admission to the programme provided that they have three (3) subjects at the GCE/CSEC (General Proficiency) Examination Grades A - C or I to III (or equivalent) which must include English language, one of the following Science subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Physics, or Chemistry and Mathematics and three (3) years continuous relevant experience. They must also write the UG Entrance Examination (UGEE).
Holders of the Associate of Science Degree in Optometry can be admitted to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Optometry in the 3rd year of the programme.

Courses

First Year
First Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
ENG1105 Introduction to the Use of English 4
DMT2106 Medical Biochemistry 4
BSO1107 Clinical Techniques Theory 4
HSC1104 Basic Microbiology 3
BSO1108 Community Optometry I 2
BSO1106 General Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO1206 Ophthalmic Optics 1A 2
BSO1207 Introduction to Low Vision and Blindness 3
BSO1900 Clinical Attachment 2
BSO1205 Ocular Anatomy and Physiology 4
BSO1204 Clinical Optometry 1A 4
Second Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO2103 Dispensing Optics 1A 2
HSC2102 National Health Systems 2
MED2106 Research Methodology & Biostatistics 4
BSO3105 Advanced Low Vision and Rehabilitation 4
BSO2102 Ocular Diseases I 4
BSO2107 Clinical Optometry 1B 4
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO2204 General and Ocular Pharmacology 4
PHM2208 Pathophysiology 4
BSO2201 Dispensing Optics 1B 2
BSO2206 Clinical Optometry 2A 4
BSO2205 Ocular Diseases II 4
BSO2901 Clinical Attachment 2
BSO2203 Ophthalmic Optics 1B 3
BSO2202 Binocular Vision I 4
Third Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO3112 Clinical Optometry 3A 3
HSC3105 Management for Health Professional 3
BSO3109 Paediatric Optometry 4
BSO3110 Ophthalmic Optics 2 3
BSO3111 Neurophysiology of Vision 3
BSO3108 Contact Lens 1A 2
BSO3113 Community Optometry 2 2
BSO3101 Physiological Optics 4
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO3201 Binocular Vision II 4
BSO3901 Clinical Attachment 3
BSO3205 Occupational Optometry 2
HSC3209 Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS 3
BSO3202 Physical and Geometric Optics 4
HSC3201 Legal and Ethical Issues / Psychology 3
BSO3203 Contact Lens 1B 4
Fourth Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO4105 Clinical Externship/Internship 10
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO4204 Research Project 4
BSO4205 Clinical Externship/Internship 10

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College of Medical Sciences

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