Principles and Practice of Optometry I (PC12021)
Principles and Practice of Optometry (PPO) I is the first of three team taught courses (PPO-I, II and III) that prepare first year students to participate in Patient Care 1 (vision screenings) and Patient Care 2 clerkship clinical assignments by teaching them the basic principles of clinical science and patient care. In these three courses, the student will acquire the knowledge, technical skills, professional attitudes and ethics needed to participate in patient care. Principles and procedures learned in PPO-I, II, III provide the foundation for what optometrists do every day in clinical practice and for many courses that come later in the NECO curriculum. These courses includes both lectures and vision screenings, optometry clinical observations, and medical clinical laboratory sessions throughout the year.