Specialist Diploma in Community Optometry

Offered by School of Health Sciences

Post-Diploma / 1 year

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Certification
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Loss of vision has a significant impact on well-being, As a trained optometrist, your role in vision care services provides you with a unique opportunity to lead the way in your community and improve access to eye care with the aim of promoting healthy vision.

Successful graduates may be eligible for 40 CPE points.

Learning Outcomes

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge in assessing visual impairment and prescribing low vision aids, detecting and managing ocular disorders in a community setting, and adopting the different strategies for refractive correction and myopia-related complications.

Course 
Schedule

Tuesday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Course Start Date: Oct 2022
Application Period: 15 Jun 2022 – 31 Jul 2022
Application Outcome Date: One month after application closes

Days: 2 days a week (Tues & Wednesdays)(Note: Clinical attachments are dependent on hospital availability, hence some classes would be outside Tues/Wed).
Time: 8am to 1pm

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

WSP Post-Diploma Certificate in Ocular Health (TGS-2021004985)
This Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSP) is designed to give fresh Polytechnic graduates a career head-start in Community Optometric Practice. This 12-month programme consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC), including on-the-job training with eye centres. Successful graduates may be eligible for 40 CPE points.
Module
Geriatric and Low Vision
Module
Ocular and Systemic Diseases
Module
Community Optometric Practice
WSP Post-Diploma Certificate in Community Optometric Practice (TGS-2021004987)
This Work-Study Post-Diploma (WSP) is designed to give fresh Polytechnic graduates a career head-start in Community Optometric Practice. This 12-month programme consists of 2 Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC), including on-the-job training with eye centres. Successful graduates may be eligible for 40 CPE points.
Module
Refractive Correction Strategies
Module
Myopia and its Complications
Module
Clinical Practicum in Community Optometry

Certification

1 Specialist Diploma in Community Optometry
2 Certificates
6 Modules

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

For application of *Work-Study Programme and **Non Work-Study Programme, candidates need to meet the following criteria:
(a) Registered optometrists with valid practicing certificates recognised by OOB and
(b) Have completed a Diploma in Optometry awarded by either Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), or Parkway College.

For Non Work-Study Programme (SDCO), candidates are required to have completed pre-registration training and be fully registered with OOB.

For Work-Study Programme (SDCO), candidates are required to satisfy the entry requirements specified by SSG.

Legend:
*Work-Study Programme – previously known as Earn-and-Learn Programme (ELP)
**Non Work-Study Programme – previously known as non-Earn-and-Learn Programme (non-ELP)

For information on our Work-Study Programme (SDCO), please click here.

Course Fees

Note:

  • The fees below are per semester.
  • The fees below are inclusive of GST.
  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.

SkillsFuture Credit
This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit.

All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay f​or a wide range of courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding. This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants and must be applied via the SkillsFuture Portal. More details on the SkillsFuture Credit Claims will be advised upon admission into the course. Find out more about SkillsFuture Credit at www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Refer here for full table of course fees throughout the semesters.

Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma. Refer here for course fees for SBMCs.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years$457.43
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above$304.95
Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)$1219.80
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)$314.93
Others (and Repeat Students)$3049.50