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OPSC5002: Ophthalmic Physiology

Successful students can demonstrate to the examiners that they have a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of physiology relevant to the practise of ophthalmology. Particular emphasis is placed on the organisation, function, mechanism of action, regulation and adaptation of relevant structures and their component parts. Students are also expected to have an understanding of the maturation and normal ageing changes of the human eye. They must have a thorough understanding of the methods used to measure the activity of relevant physiological processes such as intraocular pressure, retinal electrical activity and visual acuity. The advanced material covered provides the students with an opportunity to explore the subject in depth which fullfills the requirements for a post-graduate level qualification. On completion of this unit of study, students are able to describe the normal physiological functioning of the human eye and nervous system and the principal physiological laws and phenomena that apply to these systems. They can also describe how these physiological processes are measured and the limitations of such tests.

Code OPSC5002
Academic unit Save Sight Institute
Credit points 9
Prerequisites:
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OPSC5001
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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Undergraduate knowledge of basic human cell and organ physiology

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. describe the normal physiological functioning of the human eye and nervous system
  • LO2. describe the principle physiological laws and phenomena that apply to these systems
  • LO3. describe how these physiological processes are measured and the limitations of such tests.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.