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  • 1. MODULE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Doc No: ACD03/01 Rev. No.1 Effective Date: 29.9.05 Page:1of 1 Subject LEGAL, PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS Code BMA3407 ASPECTS OF OPTOMETRY Pre-requisite subject Code Programme BACHELOR OF OPTOMETRY (HONS) Year/ Semester YEAR 4 / SEMESTER 2 Session July 2009 Hours Week Topic Lecture Tutorial Lab 1. LAW IN OPTOMETRIC PRACTICE • The Malaysia Optical Act 1991 1 1 • The Malaysian Optical Council 3 • Aspects of general law relating to optometric practice • Professional ethics and disciplinary measures within the profession • Optical services by optometrists and opticians 2 2 2 • Optometry in government hospitals 3 3 • The provision for the use of drugs by optometrists 1 4 • Legal requirements of referral and case records 1 • The negligent professional and the need for insurance 2. OPTOMETRY & THE PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT • World Council of Optometry • History of the optometric profession in Malaysia 2 5 • Current professional status of the optometric profession and future modes of practice • Development of the optometric profession in the region 6 • Optometric education/ training and continuing 2 professional development opportunities 7 • Types of practice, layout and equipment • Optometric assistants and pretesting issue 3 MID SEMESTER BREAK
  • 2. 3. OPTOMETRIC BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 8 • The Retail Business environment 2 9 • The optical industry and its structure 2 10 • Routes of entry to an optometric enterprise 2 11 • Practice economics 2 12 • Marketing the practice 2 13 • Operations and practice workflow 2 • Recruitment and training of general staff • Public relations in promoting the practice and the 2 14 profession Total Hours 28 Equivalent Lecture Hours 28 Total Equivalent Lecture Hours 28 Credit Value 2 REFERENCES Main Taylor S (2002) Law in Optometric Practice. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann Hirji NK (1999) Business Awareness for Optometrists OXFORD : Butterworth-Heinemann Additional Classe Sg, Hisaka C, Lakin DH, Rounds RS & Thal LS (1997) Business Aspects of Optometry. Boston ; Butterworth-Heinemann Taylor S & Austen DP (1992) Law and Management in Optometric practice 2nd ed. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • 3. Leroy B (2002) 201 Secrets of a High-Performance Optometric Practice. Woburn : Butterworth-Heinemann. ASSESSMENT Midsemester test - 30% Final examination - 70% GRADE AND GRADE POINT Mark 0-39 40-43 44-46 47-49 50-54 55-59 60-63 64-66 67-69 70-79 80-100 Grade E D D+ C- C C+ B- B B+ A- A Grade 0 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.3 3.7 4.0 Point ACADEMIC RULES & REGULATIONS 1. The names of students who are absent for three or more times without any valid reason will be sent to their parents and action will be taken against them. 2. Students who fail to come for any quizzes or tests should report to the lecturer within 24 hours from the time of the assessment being held. Failure to do so will result in the assessment being marked as zero. 3. Students are expected to be punctual. Regular late comers will not be allowed to enter the classroom. Lecturer MS LILI ASMA ISMAIL, MR AMRAN RAMLI, PROF AZRIN E ARIFFIN Department/Faculty/Centre FACULTY OF OPTOMETRY & VISION SCIENCE 013-3045234, 019-6673646 Telephone Alternative Contact Number 03-62773187ext 15 016-3988865 Email: liliasma@myjaring.net, amranhjramli@yahoo.com, azes.fhsm@iuctt.edu.my Prepared by Checked by Approved by Signature Name PROF AZRIN ESMADY MS LILI ASMA ISMAIL MR AMRAN HJ RAMLI ARIFFIN Designation Lecturer, IUCTT Lecturer, IUCTT Dean, FOVS, IUCTT Date 16/7/09 16/7/09 17/7/09