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Verma, Satya B. – Journal of Optometric Education, 1985
The curriculum design, philosophy, and innovation of four programs in geriatric optometry are described: the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the colleges of Optometry at the State University of New York, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and University of Houston. (MSE)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Geriatrics
Air Force School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard AFB, TX. – 1984
This course is designed to help military personnel to attain the rating of optometry specialist in the Air Force. The packet includes both a teacher's plan of instruction and five student study guides/workbooks. The teacher's plan of instruction contains lesson plans, lists of student instructional materials and audiovisual aids, and suggested…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavioral Objectives, Clinical Experience, Eyes
National Commission on Accrediting, Washington, DC. – 1973
This document is a lengthy summary of the Report of the National Study of Optometric Education. Contents include: introductory material; evolution of optometric training; vision care; institutions providing optometric education and their objectives; the scope of optometry; educational implications of contemporary developments in optometric…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Health Personnel, Higher Education
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Kramer, Gene A.; Johnston, JoElle – Optometric Education, 1997
A study examined the relationship between Optometry Admission Test scores and pre-optometry or undergraduate grade point average (GPA) with first and second year performance in optometry schools. The test's predictive validity was limited but significant, and comparable to those reported for other admission tests. In addition, the scores…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Allied Health Occupations Education, College Entrance Examinations, Grade Point Average
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Berman, Morris S. – Optometric Education, 1994
A national conference of colleges of optometry focused on planning for optometric curricular reform and faculty development. Issues addressed included changes needed to meet entry-level professional needs, available resources, changes in optometry practice, and optometry's role in health care reform. Task forces worked together to develop a…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Outcomes Assessment, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Heath, David A.; And Others – Journal of Optometric Education, 1987
Team teaching can be successfully used in first-year optometry. Conditions for success include a strong coordinator, mutual respect and participation of team members, and agreement about course philosophy, goals, and objectives. If organized well, a team-taught course offers consistency and integrity of topical areas and conceptual continuity.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Evaluation, Educational Strategies, Higher Education
Kitchell, Frank M. – 1968
This publication, a pamphlet included in the B'nai B'rith Occupational Brief Series, directs its attention to that profession specifically licensed to care for human vision. The nature of work and the fields of specialization within the profession are described. Personal qualifications, educational and national (governmental) requirements, and…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance
Reddy, Peter A.; Moores, Elisabeth – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
Universities are encouraged to widen access to a broad range of applicants, including mature students taking Access qualifications. Admissions tutors can find it difficult to compare and choose between Access and A-level applications, and Access applicants for popular courses may be disadvantaged relative to students with good A-levels. In this…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Access to Education, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Rosenbloom, Albert A. – Journal of Optometric Education, 1985
Results of a survey of U.S. and Canadian optometry programs concerning curriculum design, clinical and residency training programs, continuing education, and research projects planned or under way in geriatric optometry are presented and discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience, Curriculum Design, External Degree Programs
Kille, Michael O. – 1985
This four-volume student text is designed for use by Air Force personnel enrolled in a self-study extension course for optometry specialists. Covered in the individual volumes are optometry clinic administration (optometry career and field training, ethical relationships and professionalism, eligibility for optometric care and appointment…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavioral Objectives, Correspondence Study, Distance Education
American Optometric Association, St. Louis, MO. – 1972
Included in this booklet are facts about optometry which would be helpful for those considering entering the profession. The need for optometry, its history, accredited schools, distribution of manpower, and what the optometrist does are outlined. Over one-third of the booklet is a "Profile of a Profession" which discusses specialized optometric…
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Eyes, Health Personnel
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Mullen, Charles F. – Journal of Optometric Education, 1986
The benefits and concerns of optometry school affiliation with a medical school are discussed, and essential elements of an affiliation agreement are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Contracts, Cooperative Programs, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Rosner, Jerome; Gruber, Joy – Journal of Optometric Education, 1985
A pediatric optometry clinic teaches students how to provide appropriate services for school-aged children who present, because of reduced visual acuity, unstable binocularity and perceptual skill disorders, and teaches about half the students the fundamentals of care of preschool children and strabismics. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Clinics, Higher Education, Optometry
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Emling, Robert C.; And Others – Journal of Optometric Education, 1981
The Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory, with a vocational title called Optometry, was used to profile a sample of second-year optometry students and to compare them with samples of practicing optometrists. One conclusion questions these students' compatibility with older practitioners. (MLW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Optometrists
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Voorhees, Lorraine I.; Ryan, Julie B. – Journal of Optometric Education, 1987
A survey of 379 students in a private optometry college found that the students averaged 25.4 years of age, women students spent the majority of their early years in larger communities, and the educational levels of their parents were higher than those of men students. (MSE)
Descriptors: Age, Birth Order, Community Size, Educational Attainment
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