Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Doctor of Optometry

Traditional Program

Program Course Schedule

First Year - Fall Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
Grade Type
OD 711 FAB Molecular and Cellular Processes 80 6     4.50 A-F
OD 714 FAA Head and Neck Anatomy 22.5 16     2.00 A-F
OD 715 FAA Optical Principles and Ophthalmic Applications 1 (OPOA 1) 43.5 42     4.00 A-F
OD 816 FAA Clinical Skills 1 8 14     1.00 A-F
OD 816 FBB Professional Practice 1       24 0.50 P/F
  TEI Module 1            
  TEI Module 2            
  TEI Module 3            
  TEI Module 4            
OD 717 FAA Clinical Problem Solving 1A     24   1.00 P/F
OD 717 FBB Doctor / Patient Relationship 5 10       A-F
OD 717 FCC Evidence-Based Medicine 20       1.00 A-F
OD 710 FAA Personal and Career Planning 1 6       0.50 P/F
OD 710 FBB Introduction to Optometry and the Healthcare System 16 6     1.00 A-F
First Year - Fall Semester Totals 201 94 24 24 16.00  
First Year - Spring Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
Grade Type
*Transcript Note--Universal Precautions (2 lecture hours)
OD 712 SAB Integrated Organ Systems 91.5 14     5.50 A-F
OD 714 SAB Neurosciences 56 16     3.50 A-F
OD 715 SAA OPOA 2 and Management of Vision Problems 70 44     5.50 A-F
OD 816 SAA Clinical Skills 2 32 24     2.50 A-F
OD 816 SBB Professional Practice 2       48 1.00 P/F
  TEI Module 1            
  TEI Module 2            
  TEI Module 3            
  TEI Module 4            
OD 717 SAA Clinical Problem Solving 1B     28   1.00 P/F
First Year - Spring Semester Totals 249.5 98 28 48 19.00  
First Year Totals 450.5 192 52 72 35.00  
Second Year - Summer Term
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
Grade
Type
OD 723 RAA Ocular Biology 1 20 6     1.50 A-F
OD 724 RAA Psychophysics and Physiology of Monocular Vision 1 20 4     1.00 A-F
OD 725 RAA Optics of the Eye 30 4     2.00 A-F
OD 826 RAA Clinical Skills 3A 9 16     1.00 P/F
OD 826 RBB Professional Practice 3       105 2.50 P/F
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
Grade
Type
OD 723 FAA Ocular Biology 2 51 20     3.50 A-F
OD 723 FBB Ocular Science and Anterior Segment Disease 1 24       1.50 A-F
OD 724 FAA Psychophysics and Physiology of Monocular Vision 2 36 10     2.50 A-F
OD 825 FAA Contact Lens 1 15 10     1.00 A-F
OD 826 FAA Clinical Skills 3B 9 42     2.00 A-F
OD 826 FBB Professional Practice 4       48 1.00 P/F
  TEI Module 1            
  TEI Module 2            
  TEI Module 3            
  TEI Module 4            
OD 727 FAA Clinical Problem Solving 2A     24   1.00 P/F
OD 720 FAA Personal and Career Planning 2 3       0.00 P/F
Second Year Fall Semester - Totals 135 82 24 48 12.50  
Second Year - Spring Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
Grade
Type
OD 723 SAA Ocular Science and Anterior Segment Disease 2 80 6     4.50 A-F
OD 723 SBB Management of the Glaucomas 15       1.00 A-F
OD 723 SCC Ocular Emergencies 9       0.50 A-F
OD 723 SDD Posterior Segment Disease 1 6       0.50 A-F
OD 724 SAA Ocular Motility 28 14     2.00 A-F
OD 725 SBB Normal and Abnormal Binocular Function 1 21 10     1.50 A-F
OD 825 SAA Contact Lens 2 30 20     2.50 A-F
OD 826 SAA Professional Practice 5       320 7.00 P/F
  TEI Module 1            
  TEI Module 2            
  TEI Module 3            
  TEI Module 4            
OD 727 SAA Clinical Problem Solving 2B     26   1.00 P/F
Second Year - Spring Semester Totals 189 50 26 320 20.50  
Second Year Totals 403 162 50 473 41.00  
Third Year -Summer Term
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
Grade Type
*Transcript Note--CPR (7 lab hours)
OD 732 RAA Clinical Medicine 1 18 7     1.00 A-F
OD 733 RAA Posterior Segment Disease 2 14       1.00 A-F
OD 734 RAA Human Development 12       0.50 A-F
OD 735 RBB Normal and Abnormal Binocular Function 2 19 8     1.50 A-F
OD 835 RAA Pediatrics and Infant Vision 25 16     2.00 A-F
OD 836 RAA Clinical Skills 4   12     0.50 P/F
OD 836 RBB Professional Practice 6       192 4.50 H/P/F
  TEI Module 1            
  TEI Module 2            
  TEI Module 3            
  TEI Module 4            
OD 737 RAA Clinical Problem Solving 3A     10   0.50 P/F
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
Grade
Type
OD 732 FAA Clinical Medicine 2 28 4     1.50 A-F
OD 733 FAA Posterior Segment Disease 3 10       0.50 A-F
OD 734 FAA Neuro Ophthalmic Disease 28 10     2.00 A-F
OD 735 FBB Normal and Abnormal Binocular Function 3 28.5 20     2.50 A-F
OD 735 FCC Ophthalmic Lasers 12 8     1.00 A-F
OD 835 FAA Vision Rehabilitation 18 12     1.50 A-F
OD 836 FBB Professional Practice 7       256 5.50 H/P/F
  TEI Module 1            
  TEI Module 2            
  TEI Module 3            
  TEI Module 4            
OD 737 FAA Clinical Problem Solving 3B     26   1.00 P/F
Third Year - Fall Semester 124.5 54 26 256 15.50  
Spring Semester
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
Grade
Type
OD 735 SAA Special Topics in Environmental Optometry 6       0.50 P/F
OD 838 SAA Clinical Externship       385 8.50 H/P/F
OD 730 FAA Health Care Systems / Practice Management 14.5       1.00 P/F
Third Year - Spring Semester Totals 20.5 0 0 385 10.00  
Third Year Totals 233 97 36 833 37.00  
Fourth Year
Number Course Title Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
Grade
Type
*Students rotate to each of four sites: T, D, H, P  (Students registered in same term as TEI rotation)
OD 740 TAA Health Care Systems / Practice Management 12.5       0.50 P/F
OD 848 TAA* Pediatrics / Binocular Vision - TEI or       420 9.50 H/P/F
OD 848 TBB* Vision Rehabilitation / Primary Care - TEI or       420 9.50 H/P/F
OD 848 TCC* Primary Care - TEI or       420 9.50 H/P/F
OD 848 TDD* Clinical Externship (TEI Alternate)       420 9.50 H/P/F
OD 848 DAA* Clinical Externship - Disease Site       420 9.50 H/P/F
OD 848 HAA* Clinical Externship - Hospital Site       420 9.50 H/P/F
OD 848 PAA* Clinical Externship - Private Practice Site       420 9.50 H/P/F
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
Grade
Type
  Elective 1 10       0.50  
  Elective 2 10       0.50  
  Elective 3 10       0.50  
  Elective 4 10       0.50  
Elective Totals 40       2.00  
Core Program Totals
  Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
CPS
Hours
Clinic
Hours
Semester
Credits
Totals 1139 451 138 3058 153.50