Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)
About The Course
Optometry is a specialised branch in healthcare which trains you to detect, diagnose and manage ocular diseases. As a student of optometry, you will learn how to examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system and its associated structures. Throughout the programme, you will be immersed in laboratory and clinical sessions together with collaborative, highly focused assessments and projects. This will enhance your analytical, teamwork and interpersonal skills. Opt to study abroad for a semester or more through MSU Global Mobility Programme to experience various learning environments at MSU’s international partner universities. Industrial training towards the end of the programme ensures working exposure to help you relate to your future career. The MSU Bachelor in Optometry programme is approved by the Malaysia Optical Council (MOC). You need to be registered with MOC to be a certified practitioner in Malaysia.
You need THREE (3) Credits including TWO (2) from among Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry at SPM level and at least a Pass in English Language AND 2.50 CGPA at STPM level in the Science Stream; OR 2.50 CGPA at A-level including THREE (3) Science or Mathematic subjects; OR an MSU Foundation Certificate with 2.50 CGPA and a Pass in THREE (3) Science or Mathematic subjects; OR an equivalent qualification recognized by MSU Senate. 
Year One
  • Introduction to Optics
  • General Pathology and Disease Process
  • Physical and Geometrical Optics
  • Eye Anatomy and Physiology
Year Two
  • Ophtalmic Optics
  • Visual Optics
  • Clinical Interview and Health History Taking
  • General Pharmacology
Year Three
  • Ocular Pharmacology
  • Investigative Techniques in Opthalmic Diagnosis
  • Low Vision and Geriatric Optometry
Year Four
  • Public Health and Community Optometry
  • Clinical Problem Solving in Optometry
  • Industrial Training
  • Optometrist
  • Vision Therapist
  • Ophthalmic Product Specialist
KPT/ JPS (R/726/6/0051) 07/18
Bachelor in Optometry provides a pathway to postgraduate programmes including the Master of Science (Applied Science) offered by MSU's School of Graduate Studies.
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Full Time, Full Weekend Classes (FTW), Blended Learning (BL)
Duration of Study
4 years
Credit Hours