Overview

Master of Optometry (M.Optom.) programme at NSHM focuses toward student centred learning methods in providing advanced level of knowledge in all areas of optometry, facilitate practical and clinical exposures for skill training and develop key attitude for professional eye care practice. The current programme enables students to apply recent research to clinical practice, thus, improving their competency as primary eye care professionals and making them a lifelong learner by imbibing evidence based practice in Optometry.

NSHM is one of the prominent colleges in India to offer M.Optom. that provides evidence based practice (EBP) in optometry along with Problem based learning (PBL) and case-based learning (CBL) to improve clinical decision making ability of our students. Students will have the opportunity to practice Eye Examination in Simulated Set-ups, attend weekly seminars and continuous medical education and learn from the industry experts. NSHM conducts study tour of tertiary eye hospitals where students learn about their ophthalmic examination techniques. Students are encouraged to participate in community eye screening camps to strengthen their knowledge and skills.

Programme Education Objective

  • Initiate critical acumen required to continuously improve knowledge, skills, and attitude for career advancement through self-study, continuing education programme or higher studies. Inculcate ability to perform effectively in an inter-disciplinary environment, either independently or in a team, and demonstrate significant leadership qualities.
  • Use a patient/family-centred approach in prescribing preventive, investigative and management plans; and offer appropriate follow-up services.
  • Develop ability to utilize sound scientific and/or scholarly principles during interactions with patients and peers, educational endeavours, research activities and in all other aspects of professional lives.
  • Demonstrate skilful techniques problem solving, and possess professional, ethical and compassionate behaviour and standards.
  • Exhibit professionalism to reflect in his/her thought and action a range of attributes and characteristics that include technical competence, confidence level, empathy, compassion, understanding, patience, manners, and more to ensure safe, effective and expected deliverables in healthcare learning environment.

Career Opportunities

Optometry is a challenging and dynamic career option that offers high salary, job stability and tremendous potential for growth and further research.

  • Clinical optometrist in private practice, government or private hospitals
  • Optometrist in retail and corporate sector
  • Lecturer / Professor in academic sector
  • Research assistant, research associate and research coordinator
  • Public health and community optometrist
  • Orthoptist
  • Designing and manufacturing of contact lens, spectacles, and much more

Programme Structure

Core Curriculum

Contemporary Practice and Insights

occupational optometry

general aspects of occupational health, Visual demand in jobs, task analysis ,visual standards , occupational hazards and remedial aspects. Detail aspects of sports vision and its practice.

Recent advances in optometry

research and scientific advancements in optometry

Business aspects in optometry

setting up and managing an optomety practice with a practitioner’s management skills

Applied optometric optics

theories of applied visual optics and various ophthalmic lens ,frames with its dispensing procedures.

Applied Clinical Optometry

application and interpretation of clinical optometry procedures in routine optometric examination

Diagnostics and Procedures

Advance Ophthalmic Diagnostics & Instrumentation

“advanced learning of design, methods of different ophthalmic instruments and its diagnostic procedures in eye care

Pediatric Optometry Binocular Vision

visual perception, behavioural vision care , vision therapy, various binocular vision anomalies investigations, assessment and management/ co- management of strabismic, non-strabismic binocular vision disorders , amblyopia, and with basics of Neuro optometric rehabilitation.

Ocular Disease & Therapeutics

evidence based approach to Diagnosis,clinical decision making to manage / co-manage anterior and posterior segment ocular diseases . Detail understanding of principles of genral pharmacology and application of ocular pharmacology

Geriatric Optometry & low Vision

vision related aspects in Geriatric population, causes of Low vision with its functional and psychosocial consequences and the best suitable low vision care through functional assistive devices and rehabilitation.

Advance Contact lens practice

design, uses and fitting philosopies of various speciality contact lenses ,management of contact lens related ocular complications and fitting philosophy of orthokeratology and myopia control.

Research

Epidemiology and Community Optometry

basics of ocular epidemiology and to inculcate the theoretical knowledge and clinical exposure of community optometry.

Research methodology & Biostatistics

” biostatitics and its statistical application with basic principles of research and methods applied to draw inferences from the research findings.

Programme Type - PG

Duration - 2 years

Eligibility - B.Optom

Degree Awarded By -

Fee Details

  • Kolkata

Kolkata Admission + Alumni Fee of INR 45,000/- to be paid during Admission

Payment Date

Lump Sum PaymentYearly Payment Payment DeadlineSemester Payment
Within 15 days of Admission INR 2,04,900 INR 1,31,100 INR 69,650
By 30th Nov, 2021 INR 69,650
By 31st May, 2022 INR 87,400 INR 46,400
By 30th Nov, 2022 INR 46,400
Total Fees: INR 204,900 INR 218,500 INR 232,100

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Mentor

Soumendranath Ghosh

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Vision Science

This programme provides evidence based practice (EBP) in optometry along with Problem based learning (PBL) and case-based learning (CBL) to improve clinical decision making ability of our students. After having an M. Optom degree, students can work in eye hospitals, universities, sports vision clinic, contact lens manufacturing companies etc. as an optometrist, ophthalmologist, optician, optics professor etc. Study tours of tertiary eye hospitals are conducted so that students can have a better understanding of ophthalmic examination techniques.

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