جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University
Optometry
Duration: 48 Months (4 Years)
Degree Awarded: Bachelor
Student must complete 131 credit hours

University Requirements Student must complete 19 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
10032100 Remedial English 0
3
This course aims to establish the concept of Islamic culture and its position among the other international cultures, its position in the Muslim life, its sources, its bases and its characteristics.This course aims to introduce the Islamic culture in faith, worship, relations, morals, and knowledge, to discuss the clash between cultures in addition to Globalization, Human Rights, Woman Rights, Democracy and other contemporary issues.
3
This course aims to improve the level of students in language skills and various literary, read and absorb and express written, and oral and tasted literary, through texts flags authors and poets in different eras, lessons in Grammar and spelling, and brief definition months dictionaries and Arab old ones the modern and how to use them,This course aims to implement the Arabic language in the areas of reading and expression of both types oral and written communication.
3
This course begins with a review of all types of sentences in English, and then proceeds to paragraph writing. Students learn how to write a topic sentence, develop and support it with examples.This course aim to learn student how to organize their writing and speaking to achieve coherence among sentences in a paragraph. In addition, students learn about their subject a lot of technical terms. ( this aim is related with general objects no 7 of this curriculum)
3
The course is mandatory for university students from various disciplines, so it does provide students with knowledge and information about the Palestinian reality and in particular the political developments of the Palestinian cause since its inception until the present day in line social and economic developments and political which constitute the main pillars for the study of the Palestinian political reality.This course aims to study Palestinian issue from its begging until present day in social, economic and political issue.
11000108 Community Service 1
11000117 Leadership and Communication Skills 1
11000126 Introduction to Computer Science and Skills 2
3
This course begins with a review of all types of sentences in English, and then proceeds to paragraph writing. Students learn how to write a topic sentence, develop and support it with examples.This course aims to teach students how to organize their writing and speaking to achieve coherence among sentences in a paragraph. In addition, to teach students a lot of technical terms.

Speciality Requirements Student must complete 112 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
    • 7000408
Students are to design, analyze, and write a publishable clinical research thesis. In their final year of Optometry training, students are required to defend their thesis in front of the designated medical and optometric faculty.
3
    • 10216235
Writing a genuine theoretical or experimental study or a special project thataddresses a variety of topics in speech-language-hearing pathology developedunder the direction of a faculty member. Student should use scientific approachesto research questions, designs, statistical procedures, methodologies, and scientificwriting. Students might be advised to use computer software for statistical analysis.
3
    • 7104101
These courses provide an introduction to human morphology & function at the cell,tissue, and organ system levels of organization. The human body is also dealt with asseparate systems with understanding of the morphology & mechanisms governing thefunction of different human organ systems such as the cardiovascular, immunological,musculoskeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal, hematological, urinary, & genital. Thecourses are taught through theoretical lectures and practical demonstrations.
3
    • 7102101
These courses provide an introduction to human morphology & function at the cell,tissue, and organ system levels of organization. The human body is also dealt with asseparate systems with understanding of the morphology & mechanisms governing thefunction of different human organ systems such as the cardiovascular, immunological,musculoskeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal, hematological, urinary, & genital. Thecourses are taught through theoretical lectures and practical demonstrations
2
    • 7102102
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the human gross anatomy of the head and neck with special emphasison the eye and orbit; gross microscopic look and embryology of the eye and associated structures. Additionally, a comprehensive study of the physiology of the eye, including related pathophysiological mechanisms will be provided. . The course provides an integrated approach of the physiology of the eye by looking at these specific areas: Smooth muscles of the eye, the extra ocular striated muscles, conjunctiva, the lacrimal apparatus, the cornea, the iris,the lens, the ciliary body & the vitreous body, production and drainage of aqueous humor & its effect on intraocular pressure.
3
    • 7104101
This course cover the principles of the discipline of pathology. Disease is presented byorgan system. The method of instruction includes lectures, demonstrations, groupdiscussions, laboratories and autopsy participation
3
A discussion of biology activity at the level of the single cell. Cell structure. Chemicalconstituents, material exchanges with the environment and the cell membrane. Majorenergy generating biochemical pathways. Photosynthesis and control of cellularactivities
3
    • 10231114
This is an introduction to the study of biological compounds, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, in the human body, and their metabolic reactivity; the way the body gets energy. It also introduces, briefly, major aspects of enzymology, types of restraining enzymatic reactivity and enzyme structures and co-enzymes. The course has one credit hour lab.
3
This course introduces medical students to basic concepts in microbiology including, bacteriology, virology, mycology and Parasitology. The course has one credit hour laboratory, which covers a variety of microbiological and immunological techniques, with experiments designed to illustrate major concepts of bacteriology, virology, mycology and immunology.
1
    • 7105403
This course is intended to teach the students of medical specializations, the most important practical skills and methodologies used in the Microbiology lab.The course includes several practical sessions that start with an introductory lab, which introduces the students to the main concepts of the biosafety levels, safety rules, the most important equipments and instruments used in the Microbiology lab, and the theoretical basics of light and electron microscopy.Each of the other practical sessions includes a comprehensive explanation of the theoretical basics of the experiment(s) assigned to be conducted during the session, the practical steps of the experiment(s), and analysis as well as interpretation of the obtained results.The practical skills and procedures of these sessions include, types and preparation of bacterial artificial culture media, staining procedures used to identify and characterize bacteria and some of their structural components, the main methods used in bacterial enumeration, sterilization and disinfection, some of the main bacterial diagnostics tests, and antibiotic sensitivity tests.
3
    • 10216235
This course aims at studying individual, family and community relationships, the cause of pathological phenomena in the society and their symptoms, sources of water and its pollution, air-transmitted diseases, flora and fauna. In addition, the course highlights diseases resulting from technological and urban development. Noise pollution is a case in point. It deals with the dimensions of personal and environmental health and their relationship to social, economic, psychological and political factors, measurements and indices of community health status. Theoretical framework for viewing organizational issues in the delivery of health services is also discussed
1
This course discus certain concepts of optometry science as a whole, with brief introduction about the parts of the eye, a background on the history of the optometry, scope of work, other eye professions, common eye diseases, the role of optometrists in the managements of eye diseases, eye tests. This module purpose is to provide the students of a brief introduction to the other modules related to the optometry, and understanding the optometry profession, their goals in the future, the importance of vision, and vision tests for healthy eyes and maintain the eyesight.
4
    • 10221104 or
    • 7108101
This course is designed to introduce students to optical principles. The principles integrated include light behavior, reflection and refraction, vergence, objects, and images, thin lenses, simple model eyes, spherical refracting surfaces, thick lens systems, mirrors, ray tracing, and prisms. Physiological optics will focus on principles such as angular magnification, telescopes, apertures and stops, prismatic effects of lenses, diffraction, polarization, interference, electromagnetic waves,
7107112 مختبر فيزياء البصريات وهندستها 0
2
    • 7107102
This course examines the optics of the eye and the optical factors of the visual system. The course will concentrate on examining the optical quality of the eye and the measurement of vision and ocular characteristics. It will provide a comprehensive review of the human eye optics and will cover the refractive mechanism, the dioptics of the eye, including its aberrations and schematics eyes, the mechanism of accommodation and pupillary contraction, as well as the retinal image quality and intraocular scatter measurement.
3
    • 7107102
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic structure and neuroscience of the visual system. The emphasis will be on the fundamental concepts & models of monocular visual perception, visual processing, motion perception and the molecular genetics of color vision.
1
The Optometric Practice Management provides in depth training in business, marketing and management skills relevant to the practice of optometry. Particularly in Marketplace review; Understanding financial management; Identifying potential target markets; Evaluating markets; Reviewing existing product mix; Optimizing product/service mix for target markets; Business set-up; Retail sales; Product development; Marketing; Systems and procedures and human resources. At the end of this course, the students should be familiar with the basic principles of business administration and law that are essential for the practice of optometry and assists students in developing a practice plan for their entry into the profession.
3
    • 7107102
Understand the impact of environmental factors on the eye, and the optometric management of environmentally produced ocular and visual problems. Brief optometric aspects of occupational health and safety. Eye hazards, eye protection, ocular first-aid, ocular and visual factors in the workplace, visual ergonomics, visual standards, vision screening, lighting design, epidemiology of occupational eye disease. Handling of clinical and occupational data. Occupational health and safety law. Visual aspects of driving and aviation. The screen-based equipment user. This course aims to use the foundation knowledge gained in earlier courses, to show how the environment and vision of the individual can be optimised for the efficient performance of visual tasks.
3
    • 7107204
    • 7107201
This course provides the students clinical experience in verification and dispensing of ophthalmic materials, lensectomy, frame selection, shape of human face, dispensing of spectacle wear, fitting and adjusting of spectacle correction, prescription writing, dispensing of eye protectors, patient counseling and management of dispensing problems and prescribing for high myopia and aphakia spectacle accessories. By the end of this course students should be able to take accurate frame and spectacle lens measurements and record these clearly, measure, fit and adjust spectacle frames, glaze, fit advanced types of ophthalmic lenses and tints, solve problems related to dispensing spectacles.
3
    • 7107204
This course is a continuation of Primary Optometric Care I, and is designed to introduce students to a series of binocular and accommodative tests that are utilized in a primary eye care setting. Students will be able to successfully develop diagnosis and management plans by understanding the underlying concepts and interrelationships of these optometric tests. By the end of this course, students should be able to perform a comprehensive refractive eye exam and assess the refractive and binocular vision status of patients in an accurate and efficient manner within a given time frame
3
    • 7102203
This course is designed to introduce students to abnormalities and diseases of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye with an emphasis on identifications, diagnosis and management. The emphasis will be on the anterior part of the eye including the lids, orbit & adnexa, conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, uvea and lens. The etiology, pathogenesis and differential diagnosis of various diseases will be discussed in details.
3
    • 7107207
This course is a continuation of the Anterior Segment Disease course. An extensive discussion of the diagnosis and management of posterior segment conditions will be presented. The focus will be on common vitreal, retinal and macular conditions. Emphasis will be on systemic diseases and their association to the ocular system.
2
    • 7107102
This course is designed to introduce students to clinical techniques and testing procedures used in the assessment of ocular health and diagnosis and management of ocular disease in a primary care setting. The course will consist of one hour of classroom lecture, and 3 hours of laboratory per week. By the end of this course students should be able to successfully and efficiently perform a comprehensive eye exam that includes a complete ocular health assessment.
7107210 Environment & Occupational Vision 1
    • 7107204
1
    • 7107206
    • 7107207
    • 7107213
This clinical course will allow optometry forth year students to independently provide comprehensive eye examinations in a practice setting under supervision of licensed optometrists and ophthalmologists. By the end of this clinical course, students should be able to integrate data collected during the eye examination to formulate a differential diagnosis and provide a constructive case analysis.
1
    • 7107205
The course syllabus outlined below is structured to take a student, through a step-by-step clinical experience training process, this course should be taken after completing the theoretical course, the students will be training in a qualified optic centers under the instructor supervision. In addition to advanced lab training. This course leads to a rewarding career as a dispensing optician, a student trained to dispense and fit ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames after taking the theoretical part of the ophthalmic optics. So it focuses on the practical parts of ILOS. The lab session focuses on the technical works, like loosening and compounding frames
2
    • 7107209
This course is designed to introduce students to clinical techniques and testing procedures used in the assessment of ocular health and diagnosis and management of ocular disease in a primary care setting. The course will consist of one hour of classroom lecture, and 3 hours of laboratory per week. By the end of this course students should be able to successfully and efficiently perform a comprehensive eye exam that includes a complete ocular health assessment.
7107214 العناية البصرية الاولية (عملي) 0
7107215 بصريات العين (عملي) 0
7107216 العناية البصرية الاولية 2 (عملي) 0
7107219 التقنيات التشخيصية 1 (عملي) 0
7107223 التقنيات التشخيصيه 2 (عملي) 0
4
    • 7107205
    • 7107206
    • 7107207
    • 7107213
    • 7109203
Introduces the basic concepts of the body's reaction to drugs including absorption, metabolism and excretion of the drugs. Knowledge provided will ensure the safe practice of nurses and provide a foundation for teaching the relevant pharmacology to clients. The course provides also methods of action, uses and side effects of each medication.
2
    • 7107206
    • 7107208
    • 7107203
The course is designed to train students in pre-operative and post-operative surgical co-management procedures within a primary care optometric setting.
1
    • 7107211
This course will allow optometry students to participate in a weekly educational seminar about clinical advances and research activities related to patient cases encountered during clinic. By the end of this clinical course, students will have the ability to become educators by presenting, critically analyzing and participating in dicussions related to various clinical case presentations
3
    • 7107206
The course will focus on the classification, epidemiology, phenomenology, diagnosis, and management of non-strabismic and strabismic binocular vision disorders, accommodative anomalies, and amblyopia. The second half of the course will examine the physiological and neurological aspects of the oculomotor system. Areas of saccadic, pursuits, vestibular, optokinetic and fixations systems will be examined. The course will also focus on the structure and innervations of the extraocular muscles and the mechanisms utilized in eye movements.
3
    • 7107203
    • 7107206
The module provides advanced and specialized theoretical background knowledge and practical skills for pediatric visual problems and their management. It has a particular emphasis on the need for eye examinations for children and how the practitioner can ensure child-friendly testing procedures and hence a successful examination. The course also considers binocular vision anomalies and specific learning difficulties, as well as the role of the optometrist in managing children with these conditions and detecting visual problems at early age by conducting vision screening programs in pre-school children. This module aims to provide the students with the knowledge and skills needed to deal with a peadiatric patient, examine his/her vision, diagnose and treat the condition with the optimum optical correction or referral when needed.
1
    • 7107208
    • 7107211
    • 7107212
    • 7107203
Student will rotate at An-Najah Specialty Hospital to provide primary eye care services
1
    • 7107212
The course syllabus outlined below is structured to take a student, through a step-by-step clinical experience training process, this course should be taken after completing the theoretical course, the students will be training in a qualified optic centers under the instructor supervision. In addition to advanced lab training. This course leads to a rewarding career as a dispensing optician, a student trained to dispense and fit ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames after taking the theoretical part of the ophthalmic optics. So it focuses on the practical parts of ILOS. The lab session focuses on the technical works, like loosening and compounding frames
3
    • 7107301
This course is a continuation of Introductin to Contact Lenses (7109301). It is designed to introduce students to the use, theory, fitting, prescribing, and post-fitting care of speciality soft and rigid permeable contact lenses including torics, multifocals, corneal reshaping and fitting the diseased or irregular cornea. The course will consist of 3 hours of classroom lecture, and 3 hours of laboratory per week. By the end of this course students should be able to successfully and efficiently perform a comprehensive contact lens eye exam that includes fitting, evaluation, and post-fitting care.
1
    • 7107303
This course will introduce optometry students to the analytical use of literature in human medicine through weekly readings, writings and discussion seminars. The literature introduced in this course will take the form of novels, short stories, movies and/or formal and informal essays. In addition, clinical cases will be utilized to showcase how listening and observing patient behaviors can assist in determining patients’ diagnoses, and thus help in providing better patient care services. By the end of this literature course, students will have gained in-depth self-knowledge, insight, and skills in cognitive abilities and communication that would enable them to become health care professionals with attributes of compassion, empathy, and integrity.
2
    • 7107304
    • 7107305
This course is a continuation of Binocular Vision & Ocular Motility. It will focus on the management of binocular vision dysfunctions with various vision therapy techniques.
2
    • 7107205
    • 7107208
    • 7107307
This course is designed to assist students in the management of low vision patients through the assessment of their visual function and magnification needs. The course will consist of 2 hours of classroom lecture. By the end of this course students should be able to successfully and efficiently provide quality service for persons with visual impairment.
2
    • 7107301
    • 7107306
    • 7107307
Student will rotate at An-Najah Specialty Hospital to provide primary eye care services.
1
    • 7107301
This course is designed to train students in the management of low vision patients through the assessment of their visual function and magnification needs. The course will consist of 2 hours of classroom lecture, and 3 hours of laboratory per week. By the end of this course students should be able to successfully and efficiently provide quality service for persons with visual impairment.
7107314 Pediatric & Binocular Vision Clinic 1
    • 7107304
    • 7107305
7107315 Low Vision Clinic 1
    • 7107306
    • 7107307
    • 7107311
6
    • 7107308
    • 7107309
    • 7107310
    • 7107311
    • 7107312
    • 7107313
    • 7107314
    • 7107315
Students will rotate in various specialty clinics and hospital including: Ocular Disease; Surgical Care; Pediatrics; Visual Rehabilitation Units; Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy Clinics.
7107321 مقدمة للعدسات اللاصقه (عملي) 0
3
Applications of physical sciences in medical technology are the main field of this course. Topics include bio-mechanics, sound and hearing, pressure and motion of fluids, heat and temperature, electricity and magnetism in the body, optics and the eye, biological effects of light, use of ionizing radiation in diagnosis and therapy, radiation safety and medical instrumentation.
1
    • 7109301
This course is designed to introduce students to topical and oral pharmacological agents used in clinical optometric care, as well as the systemic medications most commonly encountered.
3
Introduces the basic concepts of the body's reaction to drugs including absorption, metabolism and excretion of the drugs. Knowledge provided will ensure the safe practice of nurses and provide a foundation for teaching the relevant pharmacology to clients. The course provides also methods of action, uses and side effects of each medication.
1
This is an introductory course which aims at teaching essential skills needed inemergency cases and the methods of providing patients with first aid prior to latertreatment. It also teaches appropriate behavior during sudden critical situations such asbleeding and burns and how to prevent these dangers
1
This is a one credit hour offered to second year students. It deals with fundamental ethical principles underlying medical practice. Ethical aspects of decision – making are discussed with special emphasis on moral, cultural and religious issues in addition to confidentiality and respectability in patient management.
3
This course introduces the methods of statistical data classification and presentation, as well as their collection, organization and analysis. It also introduces principles of probabilities, some probability distributions, and distribution of samples, testing of hypotheses, simple linear regression and correlation, analysis of variance. There will be also medical and biological applications on all of the aforementioned .
3
A comprehensive survey of chemistry for premedical students which emphasize theprinciples underlying the formation and interaction of chemical substances:stoichiometry, states of matter, thermo-chemistry, atomic and molecular structure,intermolecular forces, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acidsand bases, electrochemistry and introduction to organic and biological chemistry. Thecourse includes one credit hour laboratory

Speciality Optional Requirements Student must complete 0 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
11011222 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 3

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