Curriculum for Classes Beginning with Class of 2017

First Year 

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8010, Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes I 4 3 1
8020, Basic and Clinical Optics I 4 3 1
8030, Introduction to Optometry 1 1
8040, Neuroanatomy 4 3 1
8050, Basic and Applied Immunology 2 2 0
8060, Biochemistry 2 2
8090, Case-Based Discovery for the Developing Clinician 1 1
8350, Epidemiology 2 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8090, Case-Based Discovery for the Developing Clinician 1 1
8110, Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes II 5 4 1
8120, Basic and Clinical Optics II 5 4 1
8160, Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye 5 4 1
8180, Clinical Optometry I 5 3 2

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8220, Ophthalmic Optics 4 3 1
8230, Interpersonal Communication 2 2
8240, Ocular Motility 2 2
8250, Monocular Sensory Processes 5 4 1
8260, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management I 4 3 1
8280, Clinical Optometry II 5 3 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8320, Ophthalmic Dispensing 1 1
8340, Binocular Vision and Space Perception 4 3 1
8370, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management II 5 4 1
8380, Clinical Optometry III 2 1 1
8390, Specialty Clinic Laboratory 1 1
8391, Clinical Topics in Contact lenses 1 1
8392, Clinical Topics in Binocular Vision and Pediatric Optometry 1 1
8393, Clinical Topics in Low Vision 1 1
8560, Public Health 2 2

Third Year

Summer Semester (12 Week Session)

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8450, Introduction to Primary Care Clinic 4 4
8460, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management III 2 2
8540, Binocular Vision Anomalies 4 3 1
8650, Geriatric Optometry (same as GERONl 6458) 2 2

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8500, Primary Care Clinic I 6 6
8520, Contact Lenses I 3 2 1
8550, Low Vision 2 1 1
8570, Advanced Topics in Ocular and Systemic Disease & Management 6 5 1
8640, Pediatric Optometry 2 2

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8600, Primary Care Clinic II 6 6
8610, Environmental Vision 2 2
8620, Contact Lenses II 2 2
8630, Practice Management III 3 3
8645, Neurologic Disorders of the Eye and Visual System 2 2
8660, Contact Lens Specialty Clinic 1 1
8670, Comprehensive Case Review and Analysis 1 1
8680, Ophthalmic Lasers 2 2
8690, Pediatric/Binocular Vision Specialty Clinic 1 1

Fourth Year 

Six clinical rotations and 2 courses are required. Clinical courses in Categories 1-3 are required. Students must select at least one clinical course in each of Categories 4 and 5.

Summer Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
First Rotation 7 7
Second Rotation 7 7

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
Third Rotation 7 7
8870, Practice Management IV 2 2
Fourth Rotation 7 7

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
Fifth Rotation 7 7
Sixth Rotation 7 7
8880, Clinic Seminar 1 1

Category 1 UMSL

Note: Must enroll in 8700, 8710 and 8720 concurrently

OPTOM 8700 UM-St. Louis Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care

OPTOM 8710 UM-St. Louis Contact Lens Patient Care

OPTOM 8720 UMSL Eye Health Management Patient Care

Category 2 Institutional

OPTOM 8780 External Rotation In Institutional Patient Care

Category 3 Ocular Disease

OPTOM 8790 External Rotation In Ocular Disease Patient Care

Category 4 Intern

OPTOM 8730 Community Service Patient Care Rotation A

OPTOM 8770 Community Service Patient Care Rotation C

Category 5 Specialty

OPTOM 8800 External Rotation In Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care

OPTOM 8810 External Rotation In Contact Lens Patient Care

OPTOM 8811 External Rotation In Ophthalmic Surgical Patient Care

OPTOM 8812 External Rotation In Geriatric Patient Care

OPTOM 8813 External Rotation In Ophthalmic Sports Vision

OPTOM 8814 External Rotation In Primary Care

OPTOM 8815 External Rotation In Pathology And Treatment

OPTOM 8816 External Rotation In Ophthalmic Laser Treatment

OPTOM 8817 External Rotation In Rehabilitative Patient Care

OPTOM 8820 External Rotation In Low Vision Patient Care

Category 6 Elective

OPTOM 8830 External Rotation In General Patient Care

OPTOM 8840 External Supplementary Rotation In General Patient Care

OPTOM 8850 Supplementary Rotation In General Patient Care