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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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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 1497 A-D

Optometric Competency Course

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This course series enhances mastery of optometry skills, techniques and concepts including examination methods, psychophysical techniques, appropriate patient instructions, protocols, and proper ways to record findings for assessment of visual acuity, color vision, cover test, depth perception, pupillary and visual pathways, external ocular examination, retinoscopy, refraction, Optics and optical systems and ophthalmoscopy. This series complements the curricular content of the first academic year. One or more courses in this series may be required of students who are placed on an extended program of study by the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee. Pass-fail grading is used in these courses.

Credits: 1-6

Prerequisites

Enrollment to this course requires approval from the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee or Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

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