Curriculum

  • Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Law & Ethics, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Psychology
  • General and Ocular Anatomy/Physiology
  • Introduction to Eye Exam
  • Pharmacology, Basic Ocular Motility, Basic Optics, Introduction to Ocular Disease
  • Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures
  • History Taking, Visual Acuity, Tonometry, Refractometry, Keratometry, Perimetry, Pupil Assessment, Slit Lamp Examination, Color Vision, Cultures and Staining
  • Physiologic Optics
  • Introduction to Contact Lenses & Microbiology.
  • General Medical Knowledge
  • Ancillary Testing and Equipment Maintenance
  • Abnormalities of Binocular Vision
  • Neuro-Ophthalmic Anatomy
  • Surgical Assisting
  • Contact Lenses and Advanced Photography/Imaging
  • Review of Optics and Pharmacology
  • Clinical Research Methods

OPHT 101. Grand Rounds and Seminars

Fall. Credit 1 hour. Students will attend weekly grand rounds and research seminars and maintain a journal of new terminology, case presentation techniques and research methods.

OPHT 102. Grand Rounds and Seminars

Spring. Credit 1 hour. Continuation of OPHT 101.

OPHT 105. Clinical Practicum

Fall. Credit 4 hours. Clinical Observation.

OPHT 110. Introduction to Medical Assisting

Fall. Credit 1 hours. This course will cover topic on medical terminology, medical law and ethics, and general psychology.

OPHT 115A and 115B. Clinical Practicum

Fall. Credit 1hours. Spring. Credit 1 hour. Visual Fields.

OPHT 120. General and Ocular Anatomy and Physiology

Fall. Credit 1 hour. Covers general anatomy of the heart, circulatory and autonomic nervous system. Structure and physiology of ocular anatomy.

OPHT 125. Clinical Practicum.

Fall. Credit 1 hour. Introduction to eye examination.

OPHT 130. Introduction to Ophthalmic Examination.

Fall. Credit 3 hour. This course includes basic ocular motility, basic optics, ophthalmic pharmacology and introduction to diseases of the eye.

OPHT 135. Clinical Practicum.

Spring. Credit 2 hours. General Eye Exam.

OPHT 140. Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures.

Fall. Credit 3 hours. Covers topics of history taking, examination of visual acuity and pupil function. Proper techniques of performing slit-lamp biomicroscopy, tonometry, pachymetry, keratometry, perimetry, photokeratoscopy and obtaining cultures of the eye and adnexa.

OPHT 145. Clinical Practicum.

Spring. Credit 2 hours. Oculoplastics.

OPHT 150. Physiologic Optics.

Spring. Credit 1 hour. Optics of the human eye. The theory of retinoscopy and the principles of refractometry.

OPHT 151. Surgical Assisting.

Spring. Credit 1. Terminology and principles of sterile technique. Sterilization techniques and the proper method of surgically assisting in various ophthalmic procedures.

OPHT 155. Clinical Practicum.

Spring. Credit 2. Retina.

OPHT 160. Introduction to Contact Lenses and Microbiology

Spring. Credit 2. Contact lens nomenclature, lens designs and principles of fitting contact lenses. Microbiology terminology and classification of bacteria, identifying factors and the effects of bacteria on the eye. 

OPTH 165. Clinical Practicum.

Spring. Credit 2. Contact Lenses.

OPHT 170. General Medical Knowledge.

Spring. Credit 1. This course covers systemic disorders and their ocular manifestations.

OPHT 203. Grand Rounds and Seminars

Summer. Credit 1 hour. Continuation of OPHT 102.

OPHT 205A and 205B. Clinical Practicum

Fall (year 2). Credit 2 hours. Surgical Assisting TEC. Spring. Credit 2 hours. Surgical Assisting VAMC.

OPHT 210. Review of Ocular Anatomy.

Fall (year 2). Credit 1 hour. A continuation of the topics covered in OPHT 120.

OPHT 215. Clinical Practicum.

Fall (year 2). Credit 2 hours. Ophthalmic Photography and Imaging

OPHT 220. Review of Optics and Ophthalmic Pharmacology

Fall (year 2). Credit 1 hour. A continuation of the concepts of optics from OPHT 130 and 150. Also review and continuing discussion of ophthalmic pharmacology from OPHT 130.

OPHT 221. Abnormalities of Binocular Vision.

Fall (year 2). Credit 1 hour. Evaluation of motor fusion and sensory fusion and physiology, paraltytic strabismus, structural and innervational anomalies, and the surgical/non-surgical treatments.

OPHT 222. Neuro-Ophthalmic Anatomy.

Summer. Credit 2 hours. Anatomy and function of brain, spinal cord and neurons. Characteristics of the peripheral and cranial nerves and autonomic nervous system. 

OPHT 225. Clinical Practicum.

Fall (year2). Credit 1 hour. Motility

OPHT 231. Review of Ocular Motility.

Fall (year 2). Credit 2 hours. Continuation and more in depth discussion of discussion from OPHT 130 and OPHT 221.

OPHT 235. Clinical Practicum.

Fall (year 2). Credit - 2 hours. Glaucoma I

OPHT 240. Review of Diagnostic Testing

Spring (year 2). Credit - 1 hour. Further discussion of the diagnostic procedures and techniques from OPHT 140.

OPHT 245A and 245B. Clinical Practicum

Summer. Credit 2 hours. Comprehensive Clinic Emory Eye Center. Fall. Credit 2. VAMC Eye Clinic Optical.

OPHT 250. Review General Medical Knowledge

Spring (year 2). Credit 1 hour. Continuation of course OPHT 170 discussing topics concerning systemic disorders and their implications on the visual system. 

OPHT 251. Ancillary Testing and Equipment Maintenance

Summer. Credit 3 hours. Includes ophthalmic photography, care and maintenance of ophthalmic equipment, electrophysiology (ERG), low vision and supervision of ophthalmic personnel.

OPHT 255. Clinical Practicum

Spring(Y2). Credit 2 hours. Contact Lenses II.

OPHT 260. Ophthalmic Imaging and Advanced Contact Lens

Summer. Credit - 1 hour. Continuation of the topics started in OPHT 215 with more discussion of advanced imaging devices and reports. Also continues additional discussions in advanced contact lens fitting.

OPTH 261. Ancillary Testing Review

Spring(Y2). Credit - 1 hour. Continues lectures on topics of ancillary testing begun in OPHT 251. 

OPHT 265. Clinical Practicum

Spring(Y2). Credit 2. Comprehensive III

OPHT 275A & 275B. Clinical Practicum

Summer. Credit 2. Spring(Y2). Credit 2. Cornea I and Cornea II

OPHT 277. Clinical Practicum

Spring(Y2). Credit 2. Retina II.

OPHT 280. Review of Ocular Disease

Fall(Y2). Credit 1. Continuation and elaboration on the discussions covered in the ocular disease portion of course OPHT 130.

OPTH 285. Clinical Practicum

Summer. Credit 1. Low Vision

OPHT 291. Clinical Research Methods

Spring. Credit 2. Covers process of development of a research project including protocol, informed consent, IRB approval and subject eligibility. Also reviews how to critically review study reports procedures.

OPTH 295. Clinical Practicum

Summer. Credit 2. Pediatric Ophthalmology and ERG

OPHT 297. Clinical Practicum

Summer. Credit 1. Ecography I.

OPHT 305. Clinical Practicum

Summer(Y2). Credit 2. Ophthalmic Photography / Imaging II.

OPHT 310. Review Neuro-Anatomy

Summer(Y2). Credit 2. Further discussion from OPHT 222 of the anatomy of the brain and nervous system as it pertains to the eye and visual system.

OPHT 315. Clinical Practicum

Summer(Y2). Credit 2. Ecography II.

OPHT 325. Clinical Practicum

Summer(Y2). Glaucoma II.

OPHT 330. Review Microbiology and Contact Lenses

Summer(Y2). Credit 2. Continuation of the subjects covered in courses OPHT160 and the contact lens portion of OPHT 260.

OPHT 335. Clinical Practicum

Summer(Y2). Credit 2. Neuro-Ophthalmology.

OPHT 345. Clinical Practicum

Summer(Y2). Credit 2. Comprehensive IV