Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Doctor of Optometry

Traditional Program

Curriculum 2014-2015 - Class of 2018

The credit unit is equal to one semester hour

First Year - Fall Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PCO-OPT-7100-AA Molecular and Cellular Processes with Laboratory 80 6     4.50
PCO-OPT-7400-AA Head and Neck Anatomy with Laboratory 22.5 16     2.00
PCO-OPT-7530-AA Optical Principles and Ophthalmic Applications 1 with Laboratory 43.5 42     4.00
PCO-OPT-8630-AA Clinical Skills 1 with Laboratory 8 12     1.00
PCO-OPT-8640-AA Professional Practice 1        32 0.50
  (includes Community Clerkship hours)          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 1          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 2          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 3          
PCO-OPT-7730-AA Clinical Problem Solving 1A     24   1.00
PCO-OPT-7700-AA Doctor / Patient Relationship with Laboratory 5 10     0.50
PCO-OPT-7701-AA Evidence-Based Practice 20       1.00
PCO-OPT-7030-AA Personal and Career Planning 1 6       0.50
PCO-OPT-7000-AA Introduction to Optometry and the Health Care System 16 6     1.00
First Year - Fall Semester Totals 201 92 24 32 16.00
First Year - Spring Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
*Transcript Note--Universal Precautions (2 lecture hours)
PCO-OPT-7200-AA Integrated Organ Systems with Laboratory 91.5 14     5.50
  *Transcript Note--Universal Precautions (2 lecture hours)          
PCO-OPT-7401-AA Neurosciences with Laboratory 56 16     3.50
PCO-OPT-7531-AA OPOA 2 and Management of Vision Problems with Laboratory 70 44     5.50
PCO-OPT-8631-AA Clinical Skills 2 with Laboratory 33 24     2.50
PCO-OPT-8641-AA Professional Practice 2 2     32 1.00
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 1          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 2          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 3          
PCO-OPT-7731-AA Clinical Problem Solving 1B     26   1.00
First Year - Spring Semester Totals 252.5 98 26 32 19.00
First Year Totals 453.5 190 50 64 35.00
Second Year - Summer Term
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PCO-OPT-7330-AA Ocular Biology 1 with Laboratory 20 6     1.50
PCO-OPT-7430-AA Psychophysics and Physiology of Monocular Vision 1 with Laboratory 20 4     1.00
PCO-OPT-7500-AA Optics of the Eye with Laboratory 30 4     2.00
PCO-OPT-8632-AA Clinical Skills 3A with Laboratory 9 16     1.00
PCO-OPT-8642-AA Professional Practice 3       105 2.50
Second Year - Summer Term Totals 79 30 0 105 8.00
Second Year - Fall Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PCO-OPT-7331-AA Ocular Biology 2 with Laboratory 55 20     3.50
PCO-OPT-7340-AA Ocular Science and Anterior Segment Disease 1 24       1.50
PCO-OPT-7431-AA Psychophysics and Physiology of Monocular Vision 2 with Laboratory 36 10     2.50
PCO-OPT-8530-AA Contact Lens 1 with Laboratory 16 10     1.00
PCO-OPT-8633-AA Clinical Skills 3B with Laboratory 9 38     2.00
PCO-OPT-8643-AA Professional Practice 4       39 1.00
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 1          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 2          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 3          
PCO-OPT-7732-AA Clinical Problem Solving 2A     24   1.00
PCO-OPT-7031-AA Personal and Career Planning 2 3       0.00
Second Year Fall Semester - Totals 140 78 24 39 12.50
Second Year - Spring Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PCO-OPT-7341-AA Ocular Science and Anterior Segment Disease 2 with Laboratory 80 6     4.50
PCO-OPT-7300-AA Management of the Glaucomas 16       1.00
PCO-OPT-7301-AA Ocular Emergencies 9       0.50
PCO-OPT-7350-AA Posterior Segment Disease 1 6       0.50
PCO-OPT-7402-AA Ocular Motility with Laboratory 28 14     2.00
PCO-OPT-7440-AA Normal and Abnormal Binocular Function 1 with Laboratory 21 10     1.50
PCO-OPT-8531-AA Contact Lens 2 with Laboratory 30 18     2.50
PCO-OPT-8644-AA Professional Practice 5 6.5 9   280 7.00
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 1          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 2          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 3          
PCO-OPT-7733-AA Clinical Problem Solving 2B     26   1.00
Second Year - Spring Semester Totals 196.5 57 26 280 20.50
Second Year Totals 415.5 165 50 424 41.00
Third Year -Summer Term
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
*Transcript Note--CPR (7 lab hours)
PCO-OPT-7230-AA Clinical Medicine 1 with Laboratory 18 7     1.00
  *Transcript Note--CPR (7 lab hours)          
PCO-OPT-7351-AA Posterior Segment Disease 2 14       1.00
PCO-OPT-7403-AA Human Development 12       0.50
PCO-OPT-7541-AA Normal and Abnormal Binocular Function 2 with Laboratory 19 8     1.50
PCO-OPT-8500-AA Pediatrics and Infant Vision with Laboratory 25 16     2.00
PCO-OPT-8635-AA Clinical Skills 4 with Laboratory   12     0.50
PCO-OPT-8645-AA Professional Practice 6       192 4.50
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 1          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 2          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 3          
PCO-OPT-7734-AA Clinical Problem Solving 3A     10   0.50
Third Year - Summer Term Totals 88 43 10 192 11.50
Third Year - Fall Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PCO-OPT-7231-AA Clinical Medicine 2 28 4     1.50
  *Transcript Note--First Aid (2 lab hours)          
PCO-OPT-7352-AA Posterior Segment Disease 3 10       0.50
PCO-OPT-7404-AA Neuro Ophthalmic Disease with Laboratory 28 10     2.00
PCO-OPT-7542-AA Normal and Abnormal Binocular Function 3 with Laboratory 28.5 20     2.50
PCO-OPT-7501-AA Ophthalmic Lasers with Laboratory 12 8     1.00
PCO-OPT-8501-AA Vision Rehabilitation with Laboratory 18 12     1.50
PCO-OPT-8646-AA Professional Practice 7       252 5.50
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 1          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 2          
  TEI Oak Lane - Suite 3          
PCO-OPT-7735-AA Clinical Problem Solving 3B     26   1.00
Third Year - Fall Semester 124.5 54 26 252 15.50
Spring Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PCO-OPT-7502-AA Special Topics in Environmental Optometry 6       0.50
PCO-OPT-8800-AA Clinical Externship - Primary Care       420 9.50
PCO-OPT-7001-AA Health Care Systems / Practice Management 17.5       1.00
Third Year - Spring Semester Totals 23.5 0 0 420 11.00
Third Year Totals 236 97 36 864 38.00
Fourth Year
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
PCO-OPT-7002-AA Health Care Systems / Practice Management 12.5       0.50
   (Students registered in same term as TEI rotation)          
             
Students rotate through Clinical Externships          
PCO-OPT-8801-AA Pediatrics / Binocular Vision - TEI or       420 9.50
PCO-OPT-8802-AA Vision Rehabilitation / Primary Care - TEI or       420 9.50
PCO-OPT-8803-AA Primary Care - TEI or       420 9.50
PCO-OPT-8805-AA Neuro-Ophthalmic / Primary Care - TEI or       420 9.50
PCO-OPT-8804-AA Clinical Externship (TEI Alternate)       420 9.50
PCO-OPT-8805-AA Clinical Externship - Ocular Disease       420 9.50
PCO-OPT-8806-AA Clinical Externship - Interprofessional / Collaborative Care       420 9.50
PCO-OPT-8807-AA Clinical Externship - Contact Lens / Specialties / Primary Care       420 9.50
Fourth Year Totals 12.5 0   1680 38.50
Electives - Minimum total 40 hours
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
Electives Minimum total 20 hours          
  Elective 1 10       0.50
  Elective 2 10       0.50
Elective Totals 20       1.00
Core Program Totals
Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
1137.5 452 136 3032 153.50

06.07.2014