Bachelor in Optometry - Tribhuvan University


Nepal Health Professional Council

Tribhuvan University

Medicine and Health Care

4 year(s)


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The education of optometry was started in 1998 to meet the shortage of eye health professionals in Nepal. Optometry is a health care profession that is autonomous, educated, regulated (licensed/ registered).

Bachelor in optometry (B. Optom) course was started with a three years program which was upgraded to four years in 2005 AD. Bachelor in optometry (B. Optom) consists of studies in the basic physical and life sciences, the optometric sciences including optics, ocular anatomy and physiology, visual science, ophthalmic optics, ocular pathology and diseases of the eye and visual system.

The final year of the optometry course consists of a clinical training program where emphasis is placed on the clinical application of the studies in the first two years to the management of patients with real visual problems.

Goal of the program:

  • To produce competent, compassionate and community oriented optometrically trained manpower who is capable of providing vision care, identify ocular and related systemic illness to be referred to medical practitioners

Objectives of the program:

General

  • To provide knowledge and develop practical skills in primary eye health care in the field of visual and optical science for high school graduates

Specific (To develop skills in):

  • History taking and physical examinations
  • Measuring visual functions
  • General as well as specific eye examinations
  • Correlating different structures and functions of human body
  • Assessing the ocular health and recognize ocular signs of systemic diseases
  • Prescribing and fitting appropriate visual aids
  • Referring patients for medical and ophthalmic consultations as appropriate
  • Undertaking independent scientific studies and critically analyze scientific literature
  • Updating his/her knowledge and skills in optometry
  • Planning and implementing community based vision care services

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Admission criteria

Provisions for Admission Process

  1. In order to pass the integrated admission process, a minimum of 50 percent marks should be obtained.

  2. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Candidates who have been successfully selected in the admission process will have to submit the following original and 1/1 photocopy of the following documents to the concerned educational institution at the time of admission.

  1. Certificate of qualification, Transcript and Character Certificate of 10+2 and SLC/SEE or Equivalent.

  2. Copy of Citizenship / Passport.

  3. Admit card of the Entrance Examination.

  4. Documents submitted for reservation.

  5. Certificate of Equivalence for the students with certificates from foreign institutions.

*Foreign candidates wishing to study in the vacated seat for foreign students must fill in the online application form mentioning the academic program of their choice within the time limit mentioned in this notice.

Provisions for Scholarships

As per Rule 20 of the National Medical Education Rules, 2077, out of the total scholarship seats to be awarded to the Government of Nepal at the undergraduate level, 55 percent of the seats will be distributed through open competition and 45 percent of the seats will be distributed on the basis of the following:

Female

33%

Dalit

9%

Aadibasi janajati

15%

Khas Aryan

17%

Madhesi

12%

Tharu

4%

Muslim

2%

Candidates from the Backward community

4%

Disabled

2%

Families of martyrs, families of disappeared persons, families of injured warriors, and conflict victims

2%

Examination Format

Question Type: Single best response type of multiple-choice questions
Option: Four Options (A,B, C,D)
Number Of Questions: 200
Full marks: 200
Cognitive Ratio:Recall:Understanding:Application-30:50:20
Duration: 3 hours

Weightage

S.N.

Content/Domain

Question

a.

Zoology

40

1.

Biology, origin, and evolution of life

4

2.

General characteristics and classification of protozoa to Chordata.

8

3.

Plasmodium, earthworm, and frog,

8

4.

Human biology and human diseases

14

5.

Animal tissues

4

6.

Environmental pollution, adaptation and animal behavior, application of zoology

2

b.

Botany

40

7.

The basic component of life and biodiversity

11

8.

Ecology and environment

5

S.N.

Content/Domain

Question

9.

Cell biology and genetics

12

10.

Anatomy and physiology

7

11.

Developmental and applied botany

5

c.

Chemistry

40

12.

General and physical chemistry

15

13.

Inorganic chemistry

10

14.

Organic chemistry

15

d.

Physics

40

15.

Mechanics

9

16.

Heat and thermodynamics

5

17.

Geometrical optics and physical optics

5

18.

Current electricity and magnetism

7

19.

Sound waves, electrostatics, and capacitors

5

20.

Modern physics and nuclear physics

5

21.

Solid and semiconductor devices(electronics)

2

22.

Particle physics, source of energy, and universe

2

e.

Contents from PCL level course of a specific subject

20

23.

Contents from PCL/ diploma level course of a specific subject

20

f.

Mental Agility Test(MAT)

20

24.

Verbal reasoning

5

25.

Numerical reasoning

5

26.

Logical sequencing

5

27.

Spatial relation/Abstract reasoning

5

Total

200

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Salient features




Eligibility

  • Passed 10+2 Science or equivalent (with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) with 50% aggregate in total marks or GPA 2.4 OR
  • Secured the percentage equivalent to above eligibility in regards to the certificate level programs (eg. A-Level) with different grading system OR
  • Applicants who have passed the Health Science Proficiency Certificate/Diploma(General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Radiography, Physiotherapy) with at least 50% aggregate in total marks AND
  • Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council or Nepal Pharmacy Council or Nepal Ayurveda Council as per related educational program.

Curricular structure

Bachelor in Optometry Curriculum Tribhuvan University

FIRST YEAR

Full Marks

Subjects

Asst.

Final

Paper I

Basic Concepts of Basic Sciences, Basic Concepts of Optics and Visual Science, Organ Systems Theory

30

120

Paper II

Ocular Systems, Visual Science, Optometric Science

30

120

Paper III

Introduction to Community Health Theory

20

80

SECOND YEAR

Full Marks

Subjects

Asst.

Final

PAPER IV

Ocular Disease Theory

20

80

PAPER V

Optometry I, Optometry II, Ophthalmic Optics I Theory

30

120

PAPER VI

Advanced Visual Science, Binocular Vision I Theory

20

80

PAPER VII

Contact Lens I, Low Vision

20

80


THIRD YEAR

Subjects

Full Marks

Asst.

Final

PAPER VIII

Ophthalmic Optics II, Contact lens II & Ocular Prosthesis Theory

20

80

PAPER IX

Binocular vision II, Paediatric Optometry

20

80

PAPER X

Low Vision II, Geriatric Optometry, Community Optometry

30

120

PAPER XI

Practical Paper

20

80

Duration of Course:

The course is for four Academic years. Outline of course description is given below:

I First year:

Basic concepts of basic sciences

Basic concept of optics and visual sciences

Organ system

Ocular system

Visual system

Optometric science

Introduction to community health

Foundation courses

II Second year:

Ocular diseases

Optometry I and II

Ophthalmic optics I

Advance visual science

Binocular vision I

Contact lens I

Low vision I

III Third year:

Ophthalmic optics II

Contact lens II and ocular prosthesis

Binocular vision II

Low vision II

Pediatric optometry

Geriatric optometry

Community optometry

IV Fourth year:

Applied community optometry

Optometry project

Clinical optometry practice

Elective posting

FOURTH YEAR

Subjects

Full Marks

Asst.

Final

PAPER XII

Applied Community Optometry, Optometry Project Theory

20

80

PAPER XIII

Clinical Optometry Practice Theory

20

80

PAPER XIV

Practical Paper

20

80

Downloads
Syllabus for NHPC Licensing Examination of Bachelor of Optometry (B.Optom) and Doctor of Optometry (OD).pdf

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