National Diploma: Ophthalmic Dispensing

National Diploma: Ophthalmic Dispensing

The course is designed to develop Dispensing Optician with knowledge, skills and attitudes required to satisfy the needs of the ophthalmic health sector. This course shall embrace innovative heritage based education and training philosophy to solve national problems and to produce goods and services for industrialization and

modernization.

1,000.00
1000.0 ZAR 1,000.00
1,000.00
Last Update 29/09/2023
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Healthcare Course Hybrid On Campus Course Intellectus Campus Zimbabwe Full time

OVERVIEW


The course is designed to develop Dispensing Optician with knowledge, skills and attitudes required to satisfy the needs of the ophthalmic health sector. This course shall embrace innovative heritage based education and training philosophy to solve national problems and to produce goods and services for industrialization and modernization.

COURSE CONTENT


• Principles of vision science 

• Physical and geometric optics

• Mathematics for health science

• Foundations in research and data analysis

• Ocular anatomy and physiology

• Ocular pathology

• Physics for health sciences

• Physiological optics

• Ophthalmic and dispensing optics

• Chemical sciences

• Clinical practice

• Research project

• On the job education and training

• Skills proficiency


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


• National Foundation Certificate in Ophthalmic Optics • Any other recognized qualification


DURATION


• 24 Months


STUDY MODE

• Hybrid

COUNTRY

SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP


• Interpret optical prescriptions written by optometrists or ophthalmologists 

• Give advice to patients on lens type, frames and styling and spectacle repair 

• Fit contact lenses and give advice on their care and use with further training

• Take frame and facial measurements to ensure correct frame fit and positioning 

• Order lenses from prescription laboratories

• Check lenses on delivery to ensure that they meet the required specifications


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