Entry Requirements


Criterion Description
5206 - Criterion 1 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.
5206 Criterion 3 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
5206 Criterion 4 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).
5206 Criterion 5 Holders of the Associate Degree in Optometry can be admitted to the BSc Degree in Optometry in the 3rd year of the BSc Programme.
5206 Criterion 6 (Any other qualification deemed relevant by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Courses

First Year
First Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
HSC1101 Homeostasis I 4 This is an additional course that is not required for the degree. Please consult with your Head of Department.
BSO1107 Clinical Techniques Theory 4
HSC1104 Basic Microbiology 3 -
BSO1106 General Human Anatomy and Physiology 4 -
ENG1105 Introduction to the Use of English 4 -
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO1900 Clinical Attachment 2 Clinical attachment: 4 hours per day. 5 days per week for 6 weeks.
BSO1205 Ocular Anatomy and Physiology 4
ENG1205 Use of English 4 This is an additional course that is not required for this programme. Students who did Year II of 0536 are required to do this course.
BSO1204 Clinical Optometry 1A 4
Second Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO2106 Community Optometry 1 2 -
BSO2102 Ocular Diseases 1 4 -
BSO2105 Introduction to Low Vision and Blindness 3 -
BSO2107 Clinical Optometry 1B 4
HSC2102 National Health Systems 2
BSO2104 Ophthalmic Optics IA 3 -
BSO2103 Dispensing Optics 1A 2
DMT2106 Medical Biochemistry 4
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO2203 Ophthalmic Optics 1B 3 -
BSO2205 Ocular Diseases II 4 -
PHM2208 Pathophysiology 4
BSO2201 Dispensing Optics 1B 2 -
BSO2206 Clinical Optometry 2A 4
BSO2204 General and Ocular Pharmacology 4 -
BSO2202 Binocular Vision I 4 -
Semester 3/Annual
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO2901 Clinical Attachment 2 Clinical Attachment: 4 hours per day, 5 days per week for 6 weeks.
Third Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO3107 Clinical Optometry 3A 4
BSO3101 Physiological Optics 4 -
BSO3104 Neurophysiology of Vision 4 -
BSO3105 Advanced Low Vision and Rehabilitation 4 -
BSO3102 Ophthalmic Optics 2 4 -
BSO3106 Community Optometry 2 -
HSC3102 Epidemiology 3 Additional Course: Register for it only if necessary.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
HSC3209 Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS 3 -
BSO3201 Binocular Vision II 4 -
HSC3201 Legal and Ethical Issues / Psychology 3 -
BSO3901 Clinical Attachment 3 Clinical Attachment: 6 hours per day, 5 days per week for 6 weeks.
BSO3202 Physical and Geometric Optics 4 -
Fourth Year
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
MED2106 Research Methodology & Biostatistics 4 -
BSO4101 Contact Lenses 1A 2 -
BSO4103 Occupational Optometry 2 -
HSC3103 Management for Health Professionals 3
BSO4102 Paediatric Optometry 4 -
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Course Credits Remarks
BSO4203 Internship (Clinical Attachment) 6 Clinical Attachment: 6 hours per day, 2 days per week for 20 weeks.
BSO4204 Research Project 4
BSO4202 Contact Lenses 1B 4 -

Contact Us

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus
    Greater Georgetown
    Guyana
  • +592 222-5404
    +592 222-3570
  • fhs@uog.edu.gy