Optometry is an independent healthcare profession that is regulated in Nigeria by the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria with Optometrists providing primary healthcare services to mankind in the field of vision science and eye care. There are many speciality areas for Optometrists willing to complete an optional residency program after graduation. These speciality areas include Ocular Health, Contact Lenses, Low Vision and Rehabilitative Optometry, Primary Care Optometry, Pediatric/Geriatric Optometry, Public Health Optometry and Orthoptics.
The Department of Optometry, Federal University of Technology, Owerri came into existence in 2002 as one of five departments in the School of Health Technology, created with a vision to use the latest technology to produce highly skilled Optometrists that will provide comprehensive eye and vision care services to the public in a bid to manage visual defects and prevent blindness.
Career opportunities are available in Private Practice, Public Service, Armed Forces and Police, International Organizations/NGOs, Research and Educational Institutions.
- To produce Doctors of Optometry with sound knowledge of the profession, its ethics and codes of conduct.
- To produce Optometrists who will provide the much-needed manpower in the eye care profession.
- To produce Optometrists that will meet internationally recognized standards and undertake training towards post-graduate specialization.
- To train and cultivate in them the ability to teach, conduct research and make advances in the profession for the benefit of mankind.
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|4||Mr S. N. Amadi||Chief Clerical Supervisor||8065040173|
|5||Mrs C.A. Nnodi||Principal Clerical Officer||8038973246|
100 Level Courses
|BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I||BIO 101/103|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I||CHM 101|
|ENGINEERING DRAWING||ENG 103|
|INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH||FRN 101|
|INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR||IGB 101|
|ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I||MTH 101|
|GENERAL PHYSICS I||PHY 101|
|BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II||BIO 102/104|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY II||CHM 102|
|WORKSHOP PRACTICE II||ENG 102|
|ENGINEERING DRAWING II||ENG 104|
|FRENCH LANGUAGE II||FRN 102|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE I||GST 108|
|SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY||GST 110|
|IGBO LANGUAGE II||IGB 102|
|ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II||MTH 102|
|GENERAL PHYSICS II||PHY 102|
200 Level Courses
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500 Level Courses
Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree Programmes In The Department Of Optometry, School Of Health Technology, Federal University Of Technology, Owerri Was Approved At The 29th Meeting Of The Curriculum Committee Of Senate Held On Thursday, November 18, 2021 At The Senate/Council Chamber
Optometry is an independent healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated and regulated. Optometry provides a wide range of healthcare services that include comprehensive eye and vision care; refraction and dispensing; detection/diagnosis and management of diseases in the eye; and rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system. Optometry covers a variety of areas and specialties which include Clinical Optometry; Vision Science; Ocular Health; Low Vision and Rehabilitative Optometry; Pediatric Optometry; Public Health Optometry; Cornea/Contact lens; Orthoptics; and Primary Care Optometry.
1) Clinical Optometry
2) Vision Science
3) Ocular Health
The Ph.D. Optometry programme with options in Clinical Optometry, Vision Science and Ocular Health of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, are designed to provide specialized training in certain disciplines that make up Optometry. Any of these programmes prepare the student to pursue the various career options available in the field of Optometry and Vision Science, namely, Teaching, Research and Consulting, in such areas as Ocular Health; Public Health Optometry; Low Vision and Rehabilitative Optometry; Contact Lens; and Orthoptics. These programmes also target Optometrists and Scientists wishing to update their knowledge or acquire new skills in these specialized skills.
1) To train Optometrists in specialized areas to meet the high demand for Eye and Vision care.
2) To enhance the academic and clinical competencies of Optometrists and other Scientists wishing to train in these specialized areas.
3) To equip Optometrists and other Scientists for top management positions in Academic; Research; Health institutions; etc.
4) To promote advancement in Optometry and Vision Science.
A candidate choosing to gain admission into the Ph.D. Optometry Programme with options in Clinical Optometry, Vision Science and Ocular Health must possess the following:
1) A Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree from any recognized University within or outside Nigeria with a CGPA of 2.5 and above on a 4.0 scale or 3.5 and above on a 5.0 scale for the options in Clinical Optometry, Vision Science and Ocular Health respectively.
2) Completion of one year internship programme.
3) All candidates must have at least five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry at ‘O’ level.
4) Meet other admission requirements of the Post-graduate School of Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
|1||OPT 908||Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis||1||1||1||3|
|3||OPT 920||Diseases of Posterior Segment||1||0||2||3|
|4||OPT 922||Advanced Ocular Tumors||1||0||2||3|
|5||OPT 924||Advances in Environmental and Occupational Vision||1||0||2||3|
OPT 908: Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis
Basic knowledge in proposal writing, health statistics, formulation of a research problem, research design, clinical trials, measurement of variables, data analysis using higher statistical softwares – SPSS, EPI INFO.
OPT 910: Seminar
Students are to present a seminar in an approved topic in Ocular Health
OPT 918: Dissertation
Students are to carry out a scientific research in an approved topic relating to Ocular Health. Students will face an oral defense before a panel including an external examiner.
OPT 919: Diseases of Anterior Segment
More advanced studies on the diseases of the lid, cornea, conjunctiva, sclera, lens, iris, ciliary body.
OPT 920: Diseases of Posterior Segment
More advanced studies on the diseases of the choroid, orbit, retina, optic nerve. Retinal manifestations of systemic diseases. Diagnostic procedures and management of retinal diseases.
OPT 921: Ocular Emergencies
Ocular problems of both anterior and posterior segment of the eye that constitute emergency situations and their management.
OPT 922: Advanced Ocular Tumors
Further studies on tumors of the ocular system; clinical presentations, pathophysiology, etiology and management.
OPT 923: Advanced Ocular Biochemistry and Physiology
Photochemistry of the structures of the eye. Basic concept of cellular biochemistry with emphasis on visual system: tears intraocular fluid etc. Further studies on the physiology of the structures of the eye: lids, cornea, sclera, iris, choroid, lacrimal apparatus, lens, retina. Process of vision and visual pathway.
OPT 924: Advances in Environmental and Occupational Vision
Further studies on Industrial and occupational demands on vision. Vision ergonomics and protective equipment at home, work recreation and transportation. Vision problems in sports, under water. Ocular hazards, radiation and illumination.
OPT 925: Advanced Ocular Neuropathology
Further studies on the central control mechanisms and neurology of the oculo-rotary muscles. Neuropathology and assessment of visual field anomalies.
OPT 927: Community Eye Health
Community and school-based vision screening, community eye camp, outreach clinics to manage eye diseases in endemic areas in various communities.
Academic Staff List
|S/N||NAME||RANK||QUALIFICATION||AREA OF SPECIALTY|
|1||Prof. I.N.S. Dozie||Professor (F/T)||B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.||Medical Microbiology|
|2||Prof. O.U. Amaechi||Professor (Adjunct)||OD, M.Sc., Ph.D., FNCO.||Optometry/ Contact Lens|
|3||Prof. C.C. Nzotta||Professor (Adjunct)||B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., FNCO.||Vision Science|
|4||Prof. E.C. Esenwah||Professor (F/T)||B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., OD, FNCO.||Optometry/ Ocular Health/ Environmental Vision|
|5||Prof. N.C. Ikoro||Professor (F/T)||B.Sc., OD, M.Sc., Ph.D., PGDM.||Optometry/ Rehabilitative Optometry & Low Vision/ Pharmacology|
|6||Prof. J. Ekezie||Professor (F/T)||B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.||Human and Ocular Anatomy|
|7||Dr. S.C. Iwuji||Reader (F/T)||HND., B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.||Physiology/ Pharmacology|
|8||Dr. A.U. Megwas||Senior Lecturer (F/T)||ND, B.Sc., OD, M.Sc., Ph.D., FNCO.||Optometry/ Pharmacology/ Rehabilitative Optometry and Low Vision|
|9||Dr. P.C. Onyebuagu||Senior Lecturer||B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.||Human and Ocular Physiology|
|10||Dr. Y.C. Azuamah||Senior Lecturer (F/T)||OD, M.Sc., Ph.D., FNCO.||Optometry/ Ocular Health/ Environmental Health|
|11||Dr. C. Okereke||Senior Lecturer (F/T)||OD, M.Sc., Ph.D.||Optometry/ Environmental Health|
Ready to get started with Postgraduate Programme in Optometry
Dr. Young Christian Azuamah
Ag.Head of Department, Optometry.
O.D., M.Sc., PhD, FNCO
C/O Engr. C.O Azuamah
No. 10 New Cross Street Ugwu Orji, Owerri, Imo State