Professional Qualifying Assessment (PQA)
PQA (Professional Qualifying Assessment) has been introduced starting January 2018 by the Malaysian Optics Council. PQA aims to evaluate any registration application as an optometrist by requiring the applicant to conduct attachment clinical training at any educational institution, conducting an optometry program recognized by the MOC and subsequently occupying the PQA for the two groups of applicants below :-
- Malaysian citizen who has a qualification in the field of optometry (minimum program 3 years) but the qualification is not listed in the Second Schedule of the Optics Act 1991 (List of registrar Qualification for Optometrists).
- Malaysian citizen who has the qualifications listed in the Second Schedule of the Optics Act 1991 (List of Registrar Qualification for Optometrists) but the period of study of optometry practice only three (3) years.
Applicants who successfully complete the attached clinical training and pass the PQA will be registered under Section 19 (2) of the Optics Act 1991.
Applicants can download the Application Form, Handbook, Application Form related to Attachment Clinical Training and PQA at http://moc.moh.gov.my/borang-borang/
LIST OF STUDY INSTITUTIONS FOR CLINICAL TRAINING
NAME OF INSTITUTIONS
Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia
Kuliyyah Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah Bandar Indera Mahkota 25200 Kuantan, PAHANG
Universiti Teknologi MARA Kampus Puncak Alam
Pusat Pengajian Optometri Fakulti Sains Kesihatan Universiti Teknologi MARA Kampus Puncak Alam 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, SELANGOR
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Program Optometri Dan Sains Penglihatan Pusat Pengajian Sains Jagaan Kesihatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz 50300 KUALA LUMPUR
Fakulti Optometri dan Sains Penglihatan Universiti SEGi No.9, Jalan Teknologi, Kota Damansara 47810 Petaling Jaya, SELANGOR
Management & Science University (MSU)
Faculty Of Health And Life Sciences Management & Science University University Drive, Seksyen 1340100 Shah Alam,SELANGOR