Optometry

All about Optometry program in UCSI University Malaysia, like Intake date, Tuition fees, Scholarship, Faculty, Campus and etc.

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Optometry

Faculty: Medicine & Health sciences
Qualification: Bachelor

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Subject: Health Studies
Duration: 4 Years
Tuition Fee (Totally):

$25,410

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What will you learn?

Optometry is a primary healthcare profession, dedicated to the improvement and preservation of eyesight. Optometric training includes the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, the dispensing of spectacles and contact lenses, and the management of people with special needs (children and those with low vision). Optometrists examine the eyes not only for vision problems, but for early detection of eye diseases and other abnormal systemic conditions. They also test patients for vision depth, colour perception, contrast sensitivity, and the ability to focus and coordinate the eyes. The tests performed in UCSI are comprehensive eye examinations of the internal and external eye structures that utilise accurate instruments. This enables accurate analysis of a patient’s test results that will be further utilised to develop his/her treatment plan to ensure proper eye care management. As such, the ocular management may include any of the following: prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, low vision aids, vision therapy, managing the problems of slow learners, medications, and appropriate referral of patients when necessary.

This four-year full-time undergraduate programme provides avenues for students to have proper training in managing various eye conditions. Major emphasis is placed on understanding and managing clinical conditions related to the eye in a practical setting and courses are in-depth, challenging, and designed to significantly advance optometric clinical skills in all fields of vision care.

Eligibility

Foundation in Science Health

Minimum CGPA 2.50 including 3 Science subjects or Mathematics and
*Additional requirements

 

STPM (science stream)

Minimum CGPA 2.50 and *Additional requirements

 

A-levels (science stream)

Minimum C in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Maths
CGPA 2.5 and *Additional requirements

 

 

 

UEC

Minimum CGPA 2.50 or B5 in 3 Science subjects and B6 in other 2 subjects and
*Additional requirements

 

National Matriculation (Science Stream)

Minimum CGPA 2.50 and *Additional requirements

 

Australian Year 12 / New South Wales High School Certificate Programme HSC UNSW / SACE / AUSMAT

Minimum score 14 (60% ATAR/ TER) including 3 Science subjects or Mathematics and
*Additional requirements

 

Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

CGPA 2.50 or 60% including 3 Science subjects or Mathematics and
*Additional requirements

 

Diploma (science-related)

Minimum CGPA 2.50 and *Additional requirements

 

Bachelor’s Degree (science-related)

Minimum CGPA 2.50 and *Additional requirements

 

English Requirement:

  • A distinction (A+, A or A-) in the English Language subject at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or a score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (writing-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) in TOEFL; or Band 5.5 in IELTS.
  • In the event that the English Language Requirements are not met, student may be required to undertake additional English module(s) prior to or concurrently with the undergraduate programme, based on the University’s decision.

International students holding equivalent academic qualifications but which are not conducted in English, are required to sit for the English Placement Test, which may result in the taking of the English for Tertiary Education (1 to 10 months). Students who intend to pursue the above undergraduate programme directly, are advised to fulfil the above English requirements prior to commencing their studies at the University.

Core areas of emphasis

• Biochemistry & Cell Biology for Optometry • Human Anatomy & Neuroscience • Human Physiology • Optics for Optometry • Optometric Instrumentation • Microbiology for Optometry • Ocular Anatomy & Physiology • Visual Science I

Career prospects

Upon completion of the UCSI optometry programme, graduates will be able to register as optometrists with the Malaysian Optical Council (MOC), under the Optical Act 1991. Nonetheless, job opportunities in optometry abound in Malaysia. Optometry is a lucrative profession and the prospect is excellent. The demand for optometric services is expected to remain high with the ever increasing visual demands in the modern computer-based workplaces, and the increasing life span of the global aging population. Other unique opportunities • Chain of franchised superstores (Retail Optical Stores) • Independent Private Practice • Partnership or Group Practice • Community Health Centres • Home Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) • Hospitals (Private and Public) • Manufacturers of Ophthalmic Products • Insurance Companies and Industrial Safety Programmes (Consultants) • Academia • Research • World Health Organisation and other related organisations

Tuition Fees

Totally (USD) Yearly (USD)
$ 25410 $ 6352
$ 6352
$ 6352
$ 6352

Course Details:

Duration: 4 Years Intakes: January, July

Scholarships for Post-graduate studies:

Realize your aspirations with UCSI University Trust Scholarship. We have allocated RM30million in scholarships for prodigious students like you. Scholarships and a Sports Bursary are awarded to deserving Malaysians irrespective of race, religion and creed to pursue their higher education at UCSI University. Scholarships are offered to students at Foundation, A-Levels, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. 

 

  • TAN SRI AHMAD RAZALI MERIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
  • UCSI UNIVERSITY TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
  • UCSI UNIVERSITY TRUST PRINCIPAL’S AWARD 2019
  • UCSI UNIVERSITY TRUST PRE-U SCHOLARSHIP
  • UCSI UNIVERSITY TRUST SPORTS BURSARY
  • UCSI UNIVERSITY TRUST GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
  • UCSI UNIVERSITY TRUST GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP
  • UCSI UNIVERSITY TRUST FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 

Campus (Kuala Lumpur Campus)

No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights (Taman Connaught), Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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