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Arizona College of Optometry

Prerequisites are listed for those courses with such requirements. When no prerequisite is listed in a course description, it is implied that there is no prerequisite.

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CLMD 1354O

Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership

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In the Being a Leader Course, you will discover that leadership doesn’t always mean a position, a title, time, money, influence, or any of the traits typically “required” to be a leader or produce the results of a leader. Instead of more knowledge about leadership, you will gain access to actually being a leader and effectively exercising leadership as your natural self-expression. During the course conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with new actions to create even greater success in the areas of life and leadership that matter most.

Credits: 2

ONEHG  1301J

One Health Grand Rounds

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This elective course is designed to foster interest and discussion on major public health issues, and promote interprofessional study and research related to One Health. Each topic will focus on key challenges related to a specific health topic and explore cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. The outcome will be to highlight how these challenges are being addressed at the national, state, and/or local levels and propose recommendations for future research and practice.

Credits: 2

OPTOG 1351

Study Skills Enhancement

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This course allows students to understand and apply test taking strategies in order to increase their success in professional studies.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director

OPTOG 1382 A-D

Selected Studies

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This course allows students to pursue their special interests. This may include writing of abstracts or a review of current vision science literature. This may be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor.

Credits: 1-3

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director

OPTOG 1397

Sports Vision Workshop

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This course presents the basics of sports vision evaluation and therapy. The steps involved in performing a comprehensive sports vision examination as well as techniques to evaluate visual performance in sports will be discussed and demonstrated. Different considerations for sports vision will be discussed, including: refractive compensation, prevention and management of ocular injury, assessment and remediation of functional vision inefficiencies, assessment of sports-specific visual abilities, vision enhancement training techniques, and sports vision consultation. This is a lecture/workshop course design.

Credits: 1.5

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director

OPTOG 1494 A-D

Third Year Clinical Skills Enhancement

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Individualized supervised clinical experiences to enhance the examination skills of students are the focus of this course. This course may be repeated for credit.

Credits: 1-7.5

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director

OPTOG 1495 A-D

Fourth Year Clinical Skills Enhancement

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Individualized supervised clinical experiences to enhance the examination skills of students are the focus of this course. This course may be repeated for credit.

Credits: 1-18

OPTOG 1496

Advanced Specialized Test Interpretation

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This course is designed to augment the basic education on specialty test indications and their results. This course will explore image acquisition, interpretation, clinical correlates and their application to patient care.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director

OPTOG 1498

Spanish for Optometric Eye Exams

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Students develop basic communication skills in Spanish. This course emphasizes the vocabulary associated with the optometric examination. This course is for students with minimal knowledge of the Spanish language.

Credits: 1.5

Prerequisites

Permission from the course director

OPTOG 1597 A-C

Optometric Competency Course

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This series of courses serves to enhance the mastery of optometry skills, techniques and concepts. A course in the sequence is assigned by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee to a student who has been academically decelerated after receiving a non-passing grade in a required course within the Doctor of Optometry curriculum. The course is assigned for 1-12 credit hours during the quarter in which a student repeats the failed course. The assigned course will include content previously completed, that is deemed critical for success in the Doctor of Optometry curriculum. This is a pass/fail course; letter grades are not assigned. A student who fails to successfully complete the assigned Optometric Competency Course will be referred to the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee and may be dismissed from the college.

Credits: 1-12

Prerequisite

Approval of the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, or Dean

OPTOG 1697 A-C

Optometric Competency Course

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This series of courses serves to enhance the mastery of optometry skills, techniques and concepts. A course in the sequence is assigned by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee to a student who has been academically decelerated after receiving a non-passing grade in a required course within the Doctor of Optometry curriculum. The course is assigned for 1-12 credit hours during the quarter in which a student repeats the failed course. The assigned course will include content previously completed, that is deemed critical for success in the Doctor of Optometry curriculum. This is a pass/fail course; letter grades are not assigned. A student who fails to successfully complete the assigned Optometric Competency Course will be referred to the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee and may be dismissed from the college.

Credits: 1-12

Prerequisite

Approval of the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, or Dean

OPTOG 1797 A-D

Optometric Competency Course

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This series of courses serves to enhance the mastery of optometry skills, techniques and concepts. A course in the sequence is assigned by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee to a student who has been academically decelerated after receiving a non-passing grade in a required course within the Doctor of Optometry curriculum. The course is assigned for 1-12 credit hours during the quarter in which a student repeats the failed course. The assigned course will include content previously completed, that is deemed critical for success in the Doctor of Optometry curriculum. This is a pass/fail course; letter grades are not assigned. A student who fails to successfully complete the assigned Optometric Competency Course will be referred to the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee and may be dismissed from the college.

Credits: 1-12

Prerequisite

Approval of the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, or Dean