Curriculum for Class of 2017

First Year 

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8010, Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes I431
8020, Basic and Clinical Optics I431
8030, Introduction to Optometry11
8040, Neuroanatomy431
8050, Basic and Applied Immunology220
8060, Biochemistry22
8090, Case-Based Discovery for the Developing Clinician11
8350, Epidemiology22

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8090, Case-Based Discovery for the Developing Clinician11
8110, Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes II541
8120, Basic and Clinical Optics II541
8160, Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye541
8180, Clinical Optometry I532

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8220, Ophthalmic Optics431
8230, Interpersonal Communication22
8240, Ocular Motility22
8250, Monocular Sensory Processes541
8260, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management I431
8280, Clinical Optometry II532

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8320, Ophthalmic Dispensing11
8340, Binocular Vision and Space Perception431
8370, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management II541
8380, Clinical Optometry III211
8390, Specialty Clinic Laboratory11
8391, Clinical Topics in Contact lenses11
8392, Clinical Topics in Binocular Vision and Pediatric Optometry 11
8393, Clinical Topics in Low Vision11
8560, Public Health22

Third Year

Summer Semester (12 Week Session)

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8450, Introduction to Primary Care Clinic44
8460, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management III22
8540, Binocular Vision Anomalies431
8650, Geriatric Optometry (same as GERONl 6458)22

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8500, Primary Care Clinic I66
8520, Contact Lenses I321
8550, Low Vision 211
8570, Advanced Topics in Ocular and Systemic Disease & Management651
8640, Pediatric Optometry22

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8600, Primary Care Clinic II66
8610, Environmental Vision22
8620, Contact Lenses II22
8630, Practice Management III33
8645, Neurologic Disorders of the Eye and Visual System22
8660, Contact Lens Specialty Clinic11
8670, Comprehensive Case Review and Analysis11
8680, Ophthalmic Lasers 22
8690, Pediatric/Binocular Vision Specialty Clinic11

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 Rotation77
Second Rotation77

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
Third Rotation77
8870, Practice Management IV22
Fourth Rotation77

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
Fifth Rotation77
Sixth Rotation77
8880, Clinic Seminar11

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 8750 Community Service Patient Care Rotation B

OPTOM 8760 Community Service Patient Care Rotation D

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

Curriculum for Classes Beginning with Class of 2018 

First Year 

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8010, Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes I541
8020, Basic and Clinical Optics I431
8030, Introduction to Optometry11
8040, Neuroanatomy431
8060, Biochemistry33
8090, Case-Based Discovery for the Developing Clinician11
8350, Epidemiology22

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8110, Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Processes II541
8120, Basic and Clinical Optics II541
8160, Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye541
8180, Clinical Optometry I532
8190, Introduction to Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning11

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8220, Ophthalmic Optics431
8230, Interpersonal Communication22
8240, Ocular Motility22
8250, Monocular Sensory Processes541
8260, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management I431
8280, Clinical Optometry II532

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8320, Ophthalmic Dispensing11
8340, Binocular Vision and Space Perception431
8370, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management II541
8380, Clinical Optometry III211
8390, Specialty Clinic Laboratory11
8391, Clinical Topics in Contact lenses11
8392, Clinical Topics in Binocular Vision and Pediatric Optometry11
8393, Clinical Topics in Low Vision11
8560, Public Health22

Third Year

Summer Semester (12-Week Session)

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8450, Introduction to Primary Care 44
8460, Foundations of Ocular and Systemic Disease and Management III 22
8540, Binocular Vision Anomalies431
8650, Geriatric Optometry (same as GERON 6458)22

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8500, Primary Care Clinic I66
8520, Contact Lenses I321
8550, Low Vision 211
8570, Advanced Topics in Ocular and Systemic Disease & Management651
8640, Pediatric Optometry22

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
8600, Primary Care Clinic II66
8610, Environmental Vision22
8620, Contact Lenses II22
8630, Practice Management III33
8645, Neurologic Disorders of the Eye and Visual System22
8660, Contact Lens Specialty Clinic11
8670, Comprehensive Case Review and Analysis11
8680, Ophthalmic Lasers11
8690, Pediatric/Binocular Vision Specialty Clinic11

Fourth Year

Six rotations and 2 courses are required.

Summer Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
First Rotation77
Second Rotation77

Fall Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
Third Rotation77
8870, Practice Management IV22
Fourth Rotation77

Spring Semester

Semester Credit Hours Lecture Lab
Fifth Rotation77
Sixth Rotation77
8880, Clinic Seminar11

Category 1 UMSL   Note: Must enroll in 8700, 8710 and 8720 concurrently

OPTOM 8700UM-St. Louis Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care3
OPTOM 8710UM-St. Louis Contact Lens Patient Care3
OPTOM 8720UMSL Eye Health Management Patient Care1

Category 2 Institutional

OPTOM 8780External Rotation In Institutional Patient Care7

Category 3 Ocular Disease

OPTOM 8790External Rotation In Ocular Disease Patient Care7

Category 4 Intern

OPTOM 8730Community Service Patient Care Rotation A7
OPTOM 8750Community Service Patient Care Rotation B7
OPTOM 8760Community Service Patient Care Rotation D7
OPTOM 8770Community Service Patient Care Rotation C7

Category 5 Specialty

OPTOM 8800External Rotation In Pediatric/Binocular Vision Patient Care7
OPTOM 8810External Rotation In Contact Lens Patient Care7
OPTOM 8811External Rotation In Ophthalmic Surgical Patient Care7
OPTOM 8812External Rotation In Geriatric Patient Care7
OPTOM 8813External Rotation In Ophthalmic Sports Vision7
OPTOM 8814External Rotation In Primary Care7
OPTOM 8815External Rotation In Pathology And Treatment7
OPTOM 8816External Rotation In Ophthalmic Laser Treatment7
OPTOM 8817External Rotation In Rehabilitative Patient Care7
OPTOM 8820External Rotation In Low Vision Patient Care7

Category 6 Elective

OPTOM 8830External Rotation In General Patient Care7
OPTOM 8840External Supplementary Rotation In General Patient Care7
OPTOM 8850Supplementary Rotation In General Patient Care7