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Ophthalmic Optics - OPSC5003

Year - 2020

Successful students can demonstrate to the examiners that they have a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of optics relevant to the practise of ophthalmology. Particular emphasis is placed on the topics of physical, geometrical, physiological and instrument optics. The advanced material covered provides the students with an opportunity to explore the subject in depth which fulfills the requirements for a post-graduate level qualification. On completion of this unit of study, students can describe the physical properties of light and lasers with particular reference to their interaction with the eye and instruments and they are able to describe the geometrical principles of light and the laws governing lights interaction with materials. They can outline the optical properties, limitations and image formation of common ophthalmic instruments and the design aspects that improve image quality and describe the physiological optics of the human eye and how it is evaluated and the normal changes of accommodation with age. They will understand the use of optical instruments for this purpose and can describe the process of objective and subjective refraction and how this impacts prescription of spectacles, contact lenses or the surgical management of ametropia.

Classes
Online

Assessment
2 x 2500 word assignments (30%), presentation (15%), online journal club (10%) and 1 x 3hr exam (45%)

Textbooks
Prescribed texts: Clinical Optics AR Elkington and HJ Frank, Blackwell Science, 3rd Ed, 2000; Optics, Refraction and Contact Lenses, Basic and Clinical Science Course, American Academy Ophthalmology, 2013. Additional texts: Optics MH Freeman, Butterworths-Heinemann Medical; 10th Ed, 1990; Optics for Clinicians M Rubin, Triad Publishing, 3rd Ed, 1993; Physics for Ophthalmologists DJ Coster 1st Ed 1994; The Fine Art of Prescribing Glasses Without Making a Spectacle of Yourself Hardcover - April 30, 2004, by Benjamin Milder (Author), Melvin L. Rubin (Author).

Assumed knowledge
Undergraduate knowledge of physics relating to light and optics

Pre-requisites

OPSC5001

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Distance education/intensive on campus
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 9.0
EFTSL: 0.188
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Distance education/intensive on campus
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 9.0
EFTSL: 0.188
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Con Petsoglou, Dr Chameen Samarawickrama, Dr Kelechi Obuehi
HECS Band: 3
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