Nov 30, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Occupational Therapy

  
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    OTD 675 - OT Process with Older Adults


    4 credit(s)
    Application of OT Process to promote participation in occupation for older adults. Includes understanding of lifespan development, cultural aspects of aging, investigation of common causes of disability, and application of health literacy principles and wellness promotion for older adults. Lecture/Lab.
  
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    OTD 681 - Evidence-Based Practice II


    3 credit(s)
    Applications of basic research skills to design and implement a scholarly study and conduct critical appraisal of research/project(s) to inform OT practice.
    Offered: Offered in Fall.

    Prerequisite(s): OTD 581 
  
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    OTD 699 - Independent Study


    1-12 credit(s)
    Intended for advanced independent study in individually designed topic. A method of learning and plan for evaluation must be filed and approved before registration for independent study work to proceed. Independent study contract required.
  
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    OTD 710 - Occupational Justice


    3 credit(s)
    Local, national, and global health issues will be examined through an occupational justice framework in the context of occupational therapy practice, social, cultural, genetic, economic, gender, and health-system influences on health and health policy.  Exploration and application of advanced theories of leadership, advocacy, and ethics in healthcare in relation to current and future practice settings. Students develop and apply ethical practices to lead change, improve quality, and resolve conflicts.
  
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    OTD 715 - Practitioner As Educator


    3 credit(s)
    Students explore the role of practitioner as educator through examining and applying education theory, current technological tools, and effective teaching strategies to develop optimal learning experiences for application in academia and OT practice settings. Previously Listed As: OTD 610.
  
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    OTD 720 - Advances in OT Practice


    3 credit(s)
    Students examine the role of contemporary OT theory within current practice settings and learn how theory could more fully guide and explain philosophically-oriented, client-centered, and occupation-based services during the OT evaluation, intervention, outcome process.
  
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    OTD 750 - Level IIA Fieldwork


    12 credit(s)
    Full-time experiential learning for the application of theory and skills to practice. Application of knowledge from the classroom and practice settings simultaneously with guidance from faculty and community fieldwork educators. First of Two Level II Fieldwork Experiences. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OTD 752 - Level IIB Fieldwork


    12 credit(s)
    Full-time experiential learning for the application of theory and skills to practice. Application of knowledge from the classroom and practice settings simultaneously with guidance from faculty and community fieldwork educators. Second of two Level II Fieldwork Experiences. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OTD 756 - Level IID Elective Fieldwork


    2-12 credit(s)
    Optional fieldwork in which student arranges special mentorship and experience in specialized setting or area in which student seeks additional fieldwork education. Additional fee required. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OTD 771 - Capstone Exp & Project: Generation


    1 credit(s)
    Students will generate a scholarly question around a topic of interest and initiate searching relevant literature to begin capstone development. Pass/No Pass
  
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    OTD 772 - Capstone Exp & Project: Development


    1 credit(s)
    Students will conduct a literature review around their capstone topic of interest and scholarly question. They will also begin to investigate potential capstone partnerships and mentors. Pass/No Pass
  
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    OTD 773 - Capstone Exp & Project: Collaboration


    1 credit(s)
    Students will identify community partners for their capstone experience and begin developing a proposal for their experience and project in collaboration with mentors. Pass/No Pass
  
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    OTD 774 - Capstone Experience & Project: Proposal


    1 credit(s)
    Students will finalize a proposal for an individualized capstone experience and project that incorporates conclusions from a literature review and needs assessment to generate objectives and an evaluation plan. Pass/No Pass
  
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    OTD 780 - Scholarship & EBP III


    3 credit(s)
    Students explore the process of disseminating scholarly projects, including an understanding of funding options for scholarly activities and program development.
  
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    OTD 785 - Capstone Project & Professional Development


    4 credit(s)
    Students will complete and disseminate an individual capstone project that relates to their capstone experience, demonstrates synthesis of in-depth knowledge, and furthers their professional development. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OTD 820 - Transition to Practitioner


    2 credit(s)
    Students will prepare for the transition to practice through use of  professional development tools available to new OT practitioners.
  
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    OTD 850 - Capstone Experience & Scholarship


    1-16 credit(s)
    Students will complete at least 560 hours of an individualized mentored experience in an area of interest, with specific evaluation objectives agreed upon by the student and experience site. Includes development of a scholarship project related to the experience Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OTD 860 - Capstone Experience


    14 credit(s)
    Students will complete at least 560 hours of an individualized mentored experience in an area of interest, with specific evaluation objectives agreed upon by the student and experience site.
  
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    OTD 865 - Capstone Project


    3 credit(s)
    Students will complete and disseminate an individual capstone project that relates to their capstone experience and demonstrates synthesis of in-depth knowledge.
    Prerequisite(s): OTD 774 

Optometry

  
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    OPT 500 - Basic Science for Optometry


    2.25 credit(s)
    Principles of genetics, general biochemistry, microbiology, and immunology; and their application to ocular diseases.
  
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    OPT 500L - Lab-Basic Science for Optometry


    .25 credit(s)
    Case studies and hand-on laboratory designed to supplement lecture material from OPT 500 .
  
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    OPT 501 - Geometric and Physical Optics I


    3 credit(s)
    This course is the first of a two-semester sequence that provides an introduction to optics. Topics in this semester include laws of light propagation, thin lenses and prisms, spherocylindrical lenses, single spherical refracting interfaces, thick lenses, and angular magnification. Emphasis is placed on applications such as lens models of the eye and optical instruments. Also listed as VSC 511 
  
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    OPT 501L - Lab-Geometric and Physical Optics I


    Hands-on laboratory that supplements the lecture material from OPT 501 .
  
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    OPT 502 - Geometric and Physical Optics II


    3 credit(s)
    This course is the second of a two-semester sequence that provides an introduction to optics. Topics in this semester include mirrors, stops and pupils, aberrations, optical energy, absorption, electromagnetic waves, interference, diffraction, and polarization. Emphasis is placed on applications such as lens models of the eye, optical instruments, antireflection coatings, and visual acuity. Also listed as VSC 512 
  
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    OPT 502L - Lab-Geometric and Physical Optics II


    Hands-on laboratory that supplements the lecture material from OPT 502 .
  
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    OPT 503 - Physiological Optics


    4 credit(s)
    This course covers the optics of the uncorrected and corrected eye, photometry, and an introduction to binocular vision. Also listed as VSC 513 
  
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    OPT 503L - Lab - Physiological Optics


    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 503 .
  
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    OPT 516 - Patient Care I


    0.5 credit(s)
    This course provides an orientation to the optometric profession and the College’s clinical curriculum. Includes observation and participation in clinical care. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OPT 516L - Clinic-Patient Care I


    0 credit(s)
    Clinical experience designed to supplement lecture material from OPT 516  .
    Corequisite(s): OPT 516  
  
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    OPT 517 - Patient Care II


    0.5 credit(s)
    This seminar course provides orientation to different modes of optometric practice. Includes observation and participation in clinical care. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OPT 517L - Clinic-Patient Care II


    0 credit(s)
    Clinical experience designed to supplement lecture material from OPT 517  .
    Corequisite(s): OPT 517  
  
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    OPT 530 - Biomed Ethics I


    0.25 credit(s)
    The first in a series of courses to help students recognize ethical/professionalism dilemmas, how to manage, and who to consult, if needed. The primary focus of the content will be on topics surrounding “personal ethics.” Dilemmas and issues involving academic standards, personal conduct both inside and outside the academic environment will be raised.
  
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    OPT 531 - Ocular Anat Phys and Biochem


    3 credit(s)
    The gross anatomy, fine structure, histology, physiology and embryology of the globe and adnexa, as well as ocular biochemistry. Laboratory topics are coordinated with the lecture material. Also listed as VSC 521 
  
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    OPT 531L - Lab-Ocular Anat Phys Biochem


    .5 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 531 .
  
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    OPT 532 - Anatomy of the Visual System


    2 credit(s)
    Anatomy, histology, and physiology of the orbit, extraocular muscles, and lacrimal system. Ocular circulation and sensory, motor, and autonomic innervation of the visual system; visual pathways and visual field defects, pupillary innervation and pupil defects. Laboratory topics are coordinated with the lecture material. Also listed as VSC 522 
  
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    OPT 532L - Lab-Anatomy of the Visual System


    1 credit(s)
    This hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 532 . Also listed as VSC 522L 
  
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    OPT 533 - Ocular Diseases I


    2 credit(s)
    This course covers the epidemiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases of the eyelids and adnexa, conjunctiva, cornea, and lacrimal system.
  
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    OPT 533L - Lab-Ocular Diseases I


    1 credit(s)
    This hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 533 . Laboratory includes techniques for the detection, assessment, and treatment of ocular diseases associated with these structures of the eye.
  
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    OPT 535 - Functional Neuroanatomy and Neurobiology


    3 credit(s)
    This course will introduce you to gross and microscopic anatomy of the brain and spinal cord. Emphasis will be on learning the vasculature, blood-brain barriers, cerebrospinal fluid, central control mechanisms, neurology of the extraocular muscles, and vestibular and cerebellar functions. While learning the anatomical components are necessary for basic understanding, this course will also point out clinical implications of dysfunction in the structures discussed.
  
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    OPT 537 - Systemic Disease I


    3 credit(s)
    This course is the first semester of a two-semester course that covers the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management (including pharmaceutical) of the major disorders and diseases affecting the body. The course will include discussions on inflammatory disorders, endocrine disorders, renal disease, rheumatologic disorders, oncology, hematology, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disorders, neurologic disorders, headaches, psychiatric disorders, GI and liver disorders, infectious disorders, dermatology, urgent care, and domestic violence.
  
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    OPT 540 - Essentials of Medical Pharmacology I


    1 credit(s)
    First of a three semester course.  The objective of the course is to teach students essential concepts in medical pharmacology including ocular pharmacology. Foundation of pharmacology is the emphasis in the first part of course. Drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination are discussed in addition to mechanisms of drug action. Introduction toautonomic nervous system and its pharmacology is also covered. Selected agents and classes of agents are studied in detail.
  
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    OPT 541 - Essentials of Medical Pharmacology II


    1 credit(s)
    Second semester of a three part course. The objective of the course is to teach students essential concepts in medical pharmacology including ocular pharmacology. Systemic pharmacology is the emphasis of the second part of course. The course will include discussions on the medical pharmacological management of inflammatory disorders, endocrine disorders, renal disease, rheumatologic disorders, oncology, hematology, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disorders, neurologic disorders, pain management, psychiatric disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, infectious disorders, and dermatological disorders. Selected agents and classes of agents are studied in detail.
  
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    OPT 545 - Art Training for Clinical Observation


    1 credit(s)
    This is a collaborative course between the College of Optometry and College of Arts and Sciences. The goal of the course is to improve the observational skills of students through drawing techniques. As such, the course will employ the same drawing techniques introduced in beginning drawing courses focused on observation. The course is focused on techniques for recording observations accurately and communicating information clearly.
  
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    OPT 546 - Clinical Procedures I


    1.5 credit(s)
    This course instructs students on clinical optometric instrumentation and skills including visual acuity measurement, entrance skill testing, basic visual field assessment, external ocular examination, biomicroscopy, and case history.
  
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    OPT 546L - Lab-Clinical Procedures I


    1 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 546 .
  
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    OPT 547 - Clinical Procedures II


    1.5 credit(s)
    This course instructs student on clinical optometric instrumentation and skills including retinoscopy, lensometry, direct ophthalmoscopy, and binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy.
  
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    OPT 547L - Lab-Clinical Procedures II


    1 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 547 .
  
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    OPT 555 - Special Topics


    1 credit(s)
    See department for description.
  
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    OPT 556 - Independent Study


    1-9 credit(s)
    Customized independent study on topics related to Optometry. This must be coordinated with Academic Programs.
  
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    OPT 560 - Evidence-Based Optometry


    1 credit(s)
    Understanding and evaluating scientific and health care literature. Development of critical thinking skills related to evidence-based optometric care. Also listed as VSC 503 
  
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    OPT 562 - Behavioral Optometric Science


    4 credit(s)
    This course covers the basic concepts of behavioral vision care, skills underlying effective visual information processing, introduction to refractive conditions, visual adaptive processes, myopiagenesis and myopia management, optometric interventions (lenses, prisms, and visual neuro rehab), and psychophysical bases of optometric evaluation. Epidemiology of relevant ocular and visual anomalies.
  
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    OPT 562L - Lab-Behavioral Optometric Science


    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 562 .
  
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    OPT 568 - Optometry Practice Management I


    1 credit(s)
    This class instructs students on the basic business principles of optometric practice operation and management. Students will understand and evaluate the impacts of personal finances, both short term as students starting to program and long term as practicing optometrists. The application of financial and economic variables will be applied to the various modes of practice, budget planning, and business entities. Course covers professional networking, elementary contract negotiations and terms. An integral part of the course is the development of a professional portfolio.
  
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    OPT 601 - Ophthalmic Optics


    3 credit(s)
    This course covers the principles of the design, function, and clinical utilization of spectacles. This includes the physical and optical properties of ophthalmic lenses such as lens materials, spheres, cylinders, prisms, multifocal lenses, aberrations, magnification, and tints and coatings. Frame materials, types, and specifications, mounting lenses in frames, fitting and ordering, and manufacturing methods are taught. Patient vision correction, comfort, cosmesis, and eye protection are emphasized, as well as application of standards, regulatory agency requirements, and professional liability.
  
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    OPT 610 - Clinical Skill Proficiency Exam


    0.5 credit(s)
    Exam to assess student’s clinical skills prior to starting third year primary and specialty patient care. Pre-requisite to continue on to the third year patient care and specialty care courses.
  
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    OPT 611 - Equity Diversity Inclusion in Healthcare


    0.5 credit(s)
    This course will incorporate educational experiences centered in equity, diversity and inclusion which are essential for healthcare professionals to begin to close the widening disparity gap, which includes, but are not limited to, race & racism, intersectionality, and socioeconomic factors. Pass/No Pass
  
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    OPT 615 - Vision Therapy


    3 credit(s)
    Principles and methods of modifying visual performance through improvement of eye movements, accommodation and convergence abilities, and unification. Hand-eye-body performance, and form and space perceptions are studied. Types of cases requiring vision therapy are considered with emphasis on remediation of general binocular dysfunction.
  
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    OPT 615L - Lab-Vision Therapy


    1 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 615 .
  
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    OPT 616 - Theory & Methods of Refraction


    3 credit(s)
    This course focuses on the distribution and changes of refractive status through life span; signs, symptoms, clinical significance of, and general management concepts for refractive anomalies; connections between visual functions and routine objective and subjective clinical measurement of refractive status, accommodation, and convergence. Epidemiology of relevant ocular and visual anomalies.
  
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    OPT 617 - Optometric Case Analysis


    4 credit(s)
    This course explores basic data analysis of, prescribing for patients with non-strabismic accommodation and vergence dysfunctions, vertical imbalances and presbyopia including common clinical management considerations. Underlying assumptions and use of physiological optics and functional models of analysis; links between visual dysfunctions and symptoms; the role of formalized analysis systems within the broad framework of examination / diagnosis / treatment / prognosis; epidemiology of relevant ocular and visual anomalies.
  
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    OPT 618 - Spherical Rigid & Soft Contact Lenses


    2 credit(s)
    This course covers the principles of rigid and soft contact lens optics, patient evaluation, lens selection, lens fitting, care systems, and basic follow-up for spherical contact lenses used to correct refractive errors.
  
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    OPT 618L - Lab-Spherical Contact Lenses


    1 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material for OPT 618 .
  
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    OPT 620 - Patient Care III


    0.5 credit(s)
    This seminar course provides an orientation to advanced patient care settings within optometry coordinated with participation in screenings, patient care in the dispensary and observation and participation in clinical care in OPT 620L . Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OPT 620L - Clinic-Patient Care III


    This seminar course provides clinical experience that supplements lecture material from OPT 620 .
  
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    OPT 621 - Patient Care IV


    0.5 credit(s)
    This seminar course provides an orientation to specific aspects of the clinical program coordinated with observation and participation in clinical care in OPT 621L, screening participation, patient care in the dispensary, and certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OPT 621L - Clinic-Patient Care IV


    0 credit(s)
    Clinical experience designed to supplement lecture material from OPT 621 .
  
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    OPT 630 - Biomed Ethics II


    0.25 credit(s)
    The second in a series of courses to help students recognize ethical/professionalism dilemmas, how to manage, and who to consult, if needed. The primary focus of the content will be on topics surrounding “professional ethics.” Dilemmas and issues involving professional standards, reporting and complicated ethical considerations associated with being a health care provider will be presented and discussed.
  
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    OPT 631 - Ocular Diseases II


    2 credit(s)
    This course is a continuation of epidemiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases of the cornea, episclera, sclera, anterior uvea, ciliary body and crystalline lens. Introduction to posterior segment diseases with an emphasis on the retina. 
  
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    OPT 631L - Lab-Ocular Diseases II


    1 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 631 . Laboratory includes techniques for the detection, assessment, and treatment of ocular diseases associated with these structures of the eye.
  
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    OPT 633 - Ocular Diseases III


    3 credit(s)
    This course is a continuation of epidemiology, symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases of, and trauma to, the choroid, retina, macula, vitreous, optic nerve and visual pathway, including glaucoma and visual field anomalies.
  
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    OPT 633L - Lab-Ocular Diseases III


    1 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 633 . Laboratory includes techniques for detection, assessment, and treatment of ocular diseases associated with, and trauma to, these structures of the eye.
  
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    OPT 637 - Systemic Disease II


    3 credit(s)
    This course is the second semester of a two-semester course that covers the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management (including pharmaceutical) of the major disorders and diseases affecting the body.
  
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    OPT 638 - Systemic Diseases and Medications III


    1 credit(s)
    This course is designed to teach students how to perform those components of the physical exam that will help diagnose the underlying systemic causes of ocular disease. Students are taught and then expected to perform evaluations of the head, neck and throat; cardiovascular; pulmonary; and, neurologic systems in a guided lab. Hands-on instruction in providing intramuscular, intravenous and periocular injections is included as well as biopsy techniques and wound closure with sutures.
  
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    OPT 638L - Lab-Systemic Diseases III


    1 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 638 .
  
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    OPT 640 - Essentials of Medical Pharmacology III


    1 credit(s)
    Third semester of a three part course. The objective of the course is to teach students essential concepts in medical pharmacology including ocular pharmacology. Systemic pharmacology is the emphasis of the third part of the course. The course will continue discussions on the medical pharmacological management of inflammatory disorders, endocrine disorders, renal disease, rheumatologic disorders, oncology, hematology, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disorders, neurologic disorders, pain management, psychiatric disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, infectious disorders, and dermatological disorders. Selected agents and classes of agents are studied in detail.
  
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    OPT 645 - Refraction: Procedures III


    3 credit(s)
    Focus will be on skills necessary for clinical optometry including keratometry, human eye retinoscopy, refraction and the analytical examination to include exploration of various refractive anomalies and the connections between visual functions and the routine subjective and objective clinical measurements of refractive status, accommodation and vergences.
  
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    OPT 645L - Lab-Refraction: Procedure III


    1 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 645 .
  
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    OPT 646 - Clinical Procedures III


    2 credit(s)
    Skills required for clinical optometry including keratometry, human eye retinoscopy, refraction and the analytical examination. Laboratory sessions supplement lecture materials through practice of procedures.
  
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    OPT 646L - Lab-Clinical Procedures III


    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 646 .
  
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    OPT 647 - Ophthalmic Dispensing Proc


    1 credit(s)
    Introduction to Ophthalmic Dispensing. Design, ordering, verification, and dispensing of ophthalmic materials. Familiarization with lens identification, specification, edging, and measurements. Frame styling, measurement, alignment, adjustments to the face, and repair. Optical laboratory and ophthalmic dispensary function and procedures.
  
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    OPT 647L - Lab-Ophthalmic Dispensing Proc


    .5 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 647 .
  
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    OPT 649 - Clinical Procedures IV


    2 credit(s)
    The objective of the course is to teach the skills required in clinical optometry, including tonometry, gonioscopy, binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, high plus, case history, out  of phoropter exam, cycloplegic refraction, and supplemental testing. Laboratory sessions supplement lecture materials through practice of procedures.
  
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    OPT 649L - Lab-Clinical Procedures IV


    1 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 649 .
  
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    OPT 656 - Independent Study


    1-12 credit(s)
    Customized independent study on topics related to Optometry. This must be coordinated with Academic Programs.
  
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    OPT 662 - Visual Perception


    3.5 credit(s)
    This course covers the neurophysiology of normal and abnormal visual information processing, from retina to cortex. Includes dark and light adaptation, contrast and flicker sensitivity, motion and depth perception, and color vision. Perceptual consequences of proper function and dysfunction of the visual pathways, striate and extra-striate cortices during the human lifespan are discussed. Includes application through independent-study lab exercises and student presentations. Also listed as VSC 642 
  
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    OPT 662L - Lab-Visual Perception


    .5 credit(s)
    Hands-on laboratory that supplements lecture material from OPT 662 .
  
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    OPT 668 - Optometry Practice Management II


    1 credit(s)
    This class instructs students on the specific aspects of business principles of optometric practice operation and management. Students learn and understand the principles of inventory management, optical dispensary layout and patient education in terms of optical needs. Marketing concepts and principles are covered in depth with respect to the various modes of internal, external, and patient education marketing. An integral part of the course is the development and creation of multiple marketing pieces, logo and letterhead for each student’s future practice. Students learn the specifics of medical and vision coding as it applies to optometric practice.
  
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    OPT 701 - Ocular Motility


    2 credit(s)
    Provides in-depth examination of normal and abnormal eye movements, including fixations, vestibular, optokinetic, saccades, pursuits, and vergence. Diagnosis and treatment of infantile and acquired nystagmus, as well as the effects of medullary, pontine, midbrain, cerebral dysfunction on ocular motility. Includes nerve palsies, ophthalmoplegias, disorders of neuromuscular transmission and the extraocular muscles.
  
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    OPT 702 - Nutritional Optometry


    1 credit(s)
    This course provides an in-depth examination of the role of clinical nutrition in ocular health and function of the visual system. Includes the role of diet in chronic inflammation, metabolism, and obesity, and interaction of nutrition with cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal vascular disease. The role of fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and minerals, as well as complementary and alternative medicine, will be covered. Interaction through student presentations and online exercises.
  
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    OPT 703 - Patient Care Seminar I


    0.5 credit(s)
    Lecture seminar bridges didactic material with the clinical experience, emphasizing problem solving methods in the delivery of patient care. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OPT 704 - Patient Care Seminar II


    0.5 credit(s)
    Lecture seminar bridges didactic material with the clinical experience, emphasizing problem solving methods in the delivery of patient care. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OPT 705 - Patient Care Seminar III


    0.5 credit(s)
    Lecture seminar bridges didactic material with the clinical experience, emphasizing problem solving methods in the delivery of patient care. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OPT 706 - Optometric Mgmt of Ocular Emergencies


    1 credit(s)
    What to do, how to do, who to call, when and where to refer, when you are on-call or alone at 4PM on Fridays and have a patient with sudden vision loss, sudden onset of diplopia, acute “painful” red eye, ocular trauma or foreign bodies? Differentiate true ocular emergencies from urgencies and manage such encounters calmly and proficiently. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OPT 707 - Pediatric Ocular Diseases & Disorders


    1 credit(s)
    This course covers the ocular and visual consequences of major classes of diseases in younger patients. Includes neurocutaneous, craniofacial, metabolic, connective tissue, infections and other disorders influenced by genetics. Other topics include juvenile glaucoma, leukocoria, pattern retinal, and pediatric optic nerve diseases. Interaction through student presentations and online exercises.
  
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    OPT 708 - Interprofessional Care


    2 credit(s)
    This elective will prepare students for interprofessional care employing a truly blended course, that will combine participation in twice a month face-to-face class discussions, flexible online modules, and clinical interprofessional experience. Optometry students will attend Saturday Interprofessional Diabetes Clinics once per month to work collaboratively with clinical faculty and students from the College of Health Professions Physical and Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy, and Physician Assistant clinical faculty and students in the evaluation and management of patients with diabetes. Cases and principles of interprofessional care and practice will be presented and applied to actual patients, preparing students for contemporary and future trends in healthcare delivery. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    OPT 709 - Essentials of Leadership Optometry


    1 credit(s)
    This course is designed to assist students in discovering what individual behaviors, attitudes, habits and skills are necessary to become effective optometric physician leaders.  Time will be spent covering the differences between following, managing and leading while also discussing when, why, and how to change roles. The goal of strengthening personal, professional, and community leadership abilities will be achieved by gaining knowledge, developing confidence, and learning to use effective habits that may be applied immediately.
  
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    OPT 710 - Biomed Ethics III


    0.25 credit(s)
    The third in a series of courses to help students to manage, and who to consult, if needed. During this phase the topics will be focused upon areas of “clinical ethics.” These areas will illustrate and discuss dilemmas that happen within patient care delivery.
  
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    OPT 714 - Pediatric & Developmental Optometry


    2.5 credit(s)
    Covers vision as part of the total development of
    the human being; the interrelationship between
    visual abilities and other modalities and
    functions. Normal development of refractive,
    perceptual, and visual function from birth to
    adult. Students learn the age-appropriate tests
    for evaluating the vision of children and will be
    able to effectively prescribe lenses and
    participate in evaluations and program therapy
    appropriate for patients having visual-perceptual
    problems.
  
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    OPT 714L - Lab-Pediatric Developmental Optometry


    1 credit(s)
    Laboratory designed to supplement the lecture
    material from OPT 714 .
  
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    OPT 715 - Patient Care V


    1.5 credit(s)
    Supervised clinical practice including the examination, diagnosis, analysis, treatment, and management of selected patients in Pacific University affiliated clinics.
 

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