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Program Curriculum

The following 69 SC are required in the professional program:

Course #TitleCredits
Year 1
Fall
OPHT 3201General Medical Knowledge & Terminology2
OPHT 3202Introduction to Ophthalmic Technology, Medical Law, & Ethics2
OPHT 3203Ocular Anatomy & Physiology2
OPHT 3204Optics I2
OPHT 3101Clinical Skills Laboratory I1
OPHT 3510Clinical Practicum I5
14
Spring
OPHT 3105Clinical Skills Laboratory II1
OPHT 3206Optics II2
OPHT 3207Contact Lenses/Opticianry2
OPHT 3208Ophthalmic Pharmacology2
OPHT 3209Ocular Motility I2
OPHT 3611Clinical Practicum II6
15
Summer
OPHT 3106Clinical Skills Laboratory III1
OPHT 3412Clinical Practicum III4
5
Year 2
Fall
OPHT 4201Ocular Motility II: Abnormalities of Binocular Vision2
OPHT 4202Survey of Eye Diseases2
OPHT 4303Special Testing3
OPHT 4204Ophthalmic Photography & Angiography2
OPHT 4207Advanced Concepts in Ophthalmology2
OPHT 4101Clinical Skills Laboratory IV1
OPHT 4510Clinical Practicum IV5
17
Spring
OPHT 4205Ocular Emergencies & Oculoplastics2
OPHT 4108CPR1
OPHT 4306Special Topics3
OPHT 4309Ophthalmic Surgical Assisting3
OPHT 4511Clinical Practicum V5
14
Summer
OPHT 4412Clinical Practicum VI4
TOTAL69

A grade of “F” or a mark of “U” or “NC” is not acceptable for progression to the next semester, nor is it acceptable for graduation if it occurs in the last semester of the program. A grade of “D” in the following professional courses is not acceptable for progression to the next semester, nor is it acceptable for graduation if it occurs in the last semester of the program: Clinical Practicum II (OPHT 3611), Clinical Practicum III (OPHT 3412), Clinical Practicum IV (OPHT 4510), Clinical Practicum V (OPHT 4511), and Clinical Practicum VI (OPHT 4412). A first semester student who passes all courses but achieves a CGPA of less than 2.0 will be allowed to progress on probation to the second semester if he/she has achieved a CGPA of at least 1.8 in the professional courses. A student in subsequent semesters must maintain a GPA of not less than 2.0 for all courses taken since entering the program.