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BSc (Honours) Scheme in Optometry

Programme Code: JS3290
 
Department-based scheme admission
Starting from the 2022/23 academic year, PolyU will adopt Department-based scheme admission instead of programme-based admission in order to provide a broader educational base and a more flexible progression pathway for students, as well as more agile mechanism to meet changing societal manpower needs. These changes will provide greater flexibility for students in their choice of degree programmes and specialisations.

Students admitted to the BSc (Honours) Scheme in Optometry will be awarded one of the following titles upon successful completion of the graduation requirements:
  • BSc (Hons) in Optometry
  • BSc (Hons) in Vision Science + AI and Data Analytics
  • BSc (Hons) in Vision Science + Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Professional Recognition
Optometry Vision Science + Secondary Major
Graduates are eligible for full registration in Part I of the Register of the Optometrists Board of Hong Kong. They can also practise optometry in Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. Graduates are also eligible to sit the Competency in Optometry Examination (COE) and Assessment of Competence in Ocular Therapeutics (ACOT) hosted by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. Graduates of BSc (Hons) in Vision Science are NOT eligible for registration in any part of Register of the Optometrists Board of Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

 


Future-ready Professional Education

To prepare students for the challenges brought by the emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and in support of the development of innovation and technology industries in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area, elements of "AI and Data Analytics" (AIDA) and "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" (IE) will be embedded into our undergraduate programme curriculum from the 2022/23 academic year.

Our School embedded AIDA and IE to form the "BSc (Hons) in Vision Science + AIDA" and "BSc (Hons) in Vision Science + IE".
 
Curriculum
Year Optometry Vision Science + AI and Data Analytics Vision Science + Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Year 1 First Year
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Introductory Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Language and Communication Requirements (Chinese)
  • Language and Communication Requirements (English)
  • Leadership & Intra-personal Development
  • Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
  • Optics
  • Visual Science
First Year
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Introductory Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Language and Communication Requirements (Chinese)
  • Language and Communication Requirements (English)
  • Leadership & Intra-personal Development
  • Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
  • Optics
  • Visual Science
First Year
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Introductory Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Language and Communication Requirements (Chinese)
  • Language and Communication Requirements (English)
  • Leadership & Intra-personal Development
  • Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
  • Visual Science
Year 2 Second Year
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Clinical Optometry
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Foundation Pathology
  • Language and Communication Requirements (English)
  • Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing
  • Optics
  • Psychology in Health Care
  • Visual Science
Second Year
  • AI and Data Analytics Subjects
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Foundation Pathology
  • Language and Communication Requirements (English)
  • Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing
  • Optics
  • Psychology in Health Care
  • Visual Science
Second Year
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Foundation Pathology
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Subjects
  • Language and Communication Requirements (English)
  • Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing
  • Optics
  • Psychology in Health Care
  • Visual Science
Year 3 Third Year
  • Applied Statistics and Research Methodology
  • Clinical Optometry
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Ocular Pathology
  • Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing
  • Professional Studies
  • Visual Science
Third Year’s Summer Semester
  • Public Health Optometry
Third Year
  • AI and Data Analytics Subjects
  • Applied Statistics and Research Methodology
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Ocular Pathology
  • Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing
  • Professional Studies
  • Visual Science 

Third Year’s Summer Semester

  • AI and Data Analytics Subjects
  • Public Health Optometry
Third Year
  • Applied Statistics and Research Methodology
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Subjects
  • Ocular Pathology
  • Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing
  • Professional Studies
  • Visual Science

Third Year’s Summer Semester

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Subjects
  • Public Health Optometry
Year 4 Fourth Year
  • Case Conference
  • Clinical Binocular Vision
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Contact Lens Practice
  • General and Ocular Pharmacology
  • Management and Prevention of Refractive Errors
  • Optometry Clinic
  • Optometry Specialisms
  • Practice Management
  • Project
  • Public Health Optometry
Fourth Year’s Summer Semester
  • Optometry Clinic
Fourth Year
  • AI and Data Analytics Subjects
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Integrated Capstone Project
  • Management and Prevention of Refractive Errors
  • Public Health Optometry
Fourth Year
  • Cluster Areas Requirement Subjects
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Subjects
  • Project
  • Public Health Optometry
Year 5 Fifth Year
  • Case Conference
  • Contact Lens Clinic
  • Geriatric and Vision Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Ocular Disease Management
  • Optometry Clinic
  • Paediatric and Visual Training Clinic
  • Practice Management
  • Project  
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