NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

254 College of Optometry OPT 6332—Clinical Medicine and Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease II This course is the second in a series that presents an overview of systemic disorders, including the diagnoses and pharmacological management that are pertinent to the practice of clinical optometry. Ocular sequelae are highlighted alongside each systemic disorder discussed in the course. Attention is given to infections/STDs, dermatological conditions, rheumatological/collagen vascular disorders, hematological disorders, pregnancy, endocrine, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal disorders. Lectures are delivered, where possible, by board-certified specialists or other recognized experts in the different medical subspecialties. Discussions revolve around case presentations, based on presenting signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, and general and pharmacological management of the various clinical entities. (36-0-2) OPT 6522—Practice Management This course provides the student with an introduction to basic business concepts and the application of these concepts to optometric practice management. Topics covered include accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, operations management, business law, practice purchase and start up, contracts, negotiating contracts, and financial planning. Students will also learn the value of networking and how to create a resume and cover letter. (18-0-1) OPT 6633—Pediatric Optometry and Learning-Related Vision Problems An introduction to the theory and methods of examining, diagnosing, and managing children and individuals suffering from learning-related vision problems. (54-0-3) OPTL 6633—Pediatric Optometry and Optometric Management of Learning-Related Vision Problems This lab course includes infant, toddler, and preschool optometric examinations; developmental testing; computerized oculomotor diagnostic testing; visual perceptual testing; visual perceptual assessment; and management. (0-18-0.5) OPT 7999—Board Preparation (elective) This course consists of a review of the basic medical sciences in preparation for Part I of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry Examination (NBEO). It will provide a review of the didactic material presented in the first three years of optometry school, with an emphasis on topics such as ocular anatomy, ocular disease, and ocular and general pharmacology. This course will guide students in their preparation and create a study strategy for success. (18-0-1) OPT 9991—Sports and Performance Vision in Primary and Tertiary Optometric Practice (elective) The theory and practice of sports vision is presented in detail. The course emphasizes exploration of research supporting sports vision optometric services; analysis of visual and environmental task demands in sports; testing and evaluation techniques and procedures for athletes; treatment and management of sports-related ocular injuries and sports-related traumatic brain injuries (concussion); and optometric intervention approaches, including lenses, tints, vision training/rehabilitation for sports-vision enhancement, and rehabilitation. Practice management strategies for implementation of sports vision services will also be discussed. Additionally, the course will include a hands-on component to aid with application of material taught in areas of sports vision assessment and vision training for enhancement of sports vision performance and vision rehabilitation. This will allow for practical application and further practice of testing procedures and therapeutic techniques. (18-0-1) OPT 9997—Advanced Care Clinic Elective This course deals with patient examinations in an advanced ophthalmic care setting under the supervision of appropriately credentialed facultymembers. Clinical care is delivered in either the glaucoma service or diabetes and macular disease service with subsequent discussion of pathophysiology, differential diagnoses, and patient-appropriate management. Integration of didactic knowledge with clinical care is emphasized. (0-32-1) OPT 9998—Board Review This course consists of a review of the basic medical sciences in preparation for Part I of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry Examination (NBEO). It will provide a review of the didactic material presented in the first three years of optometry school, with an emphasis on topics such as ocular anatomy, ocular disease, and ocular and general pharmacology. This course will guide students in their preparation and create a study strategy for success. (18-0-1) Optometry Clinical Education OPT 7111—Primary Care Clinic I Patient examinations in a primary care setting under supervision of residents, faculty members: refractive conditions, visual system disorders. Grand rounds, journal reviews, case reports, and advanced ophthalmic techniques. Also included in this course is a review and discussion of patient data leading to proper clinical diagnosis and patient management. Emphasizes integration of knowledge gained in didactic courses with clinical examples. (0-80-2.5) OPT 7112—Clinic Conference Adjunct to Primary Care Clinic I. Review and discussion of patient data leading to proper clinical diagnosis and patient management. Lectures and small group discussions emphasize integration of knowledge gained in didactic courses with clinical case examples. (10-0-1)

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