Optometry Student Learning Outcomes

The curriculum for the Doctor of Optometry degree program is broad in scope while emphasizing areas of traditional strength and uniqueness within the profession. The faculty members of the College of Optometry recognize the value and importance of active learning in the classroom, wherein students are active participants in their learning. The goals of incorporating active learning techniques are to enhance the retention of material beyond individual classes, the development of problem-solving skills, enthusiasm for learning, and motivation for life-long study. While the courses in the curriculum are listed in a traditional lecture and laboratory format, active learning is an element in both the classrooms and laboratories.

The College of Optometry faculty have adopted the 2011 ASCO Attributes of Students Graduating from Schools and Colleges of Optometry (pdf) to define and describe the learning outcomes and attributes expected of students graduating from our program.