University of Limpopo Optometry Department

By | April 7, 2022

University of Limpopo Optometry Department

University of Limpopo Optometry Department – See Details Below:

Bachelor of Optometry at the University of Limpopo is a four-year degree programme that is fully accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The programme is offered via compulsory full contact delivery models at the Turfloop Campus. Upon registration as a student in the programme, students are further expected to register as student optometrists with the HPCSA through their training as an optometrist.

Students are expected to participate fully in the clinical rotations in the final level of study at the training sites including the University of Limpopo Optometry clinic, selected hospitals, schools and community centres in the Limpopo Province and also the Phelophepa Health Train that travels throughout South Africa.

Each student is expected to complete a portfolio of evidence (POE) for the clinical activities they engage in. In addition, the POE should be compliant with the set HPCSA quota of number of patients in various specialities and the measured exposures and experiences to a skills and competency set. The mandatory quota is that the student should have: –

  • 500 clinical hours
  • 120 general patients
  • 15 contact lenses patients (9 in soft lenses and 6 in hard lenses)
  • 20 diagnostic procedures
  • 10 pathology cases
  • 10 Pediatric patients
  • 10 binocular vision cases
  • 10 low vision cases

All students that enrol in the programme graduate with diagnostic privileges.

University of Limpopo Optometry Contact Address

University of Limpopo Optometry Contact Address – See Details Below:

Tel: (+27) 15 268 3222
Email: Maite.makgato@ul.ac.za

Tel: (+27) 15 268 2799
Email: Thoko.chipi@ul.ac.za

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