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OPSC5004: Practical Ophthalmic Science

Successful candidates will demonstrate to the examiners that they have a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of the practical aspects of ophthalmic anatomy, physiology and optics.

Code OPSC5004
Academic unit Save Sight Institute
Credit points 9
OPSC5001 and OPSC5002 and OPSC5003
Assumed knowledge:
Undergraduate knowledge of physics relating to light and optics

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

  • LO1. Correctly describe and identify the anatomy, relations, vascular and nerve supply and functions of structures within the head, neck, orbit, eye and neuroanatomical structures.
  • LO2. Describe and identify on histologic slides and images the features of normal anatomy of the eye, orbit, nervous system and head and neck structures.
  • LO3. Describe and identify the features, timing of events and function of embryologic slides or images of the eye and developing embryo.
  • LO4. Describe the physiologic functioning of the human eye and nervous system.
  • LO5. Correctly describe, perform, outline indications for, discuss the physiologic basis of, interpret results, and recognise limitations of various ophthalmic diagnostic modalities.
  • LO6. Describe the physical, physiological and geometric optics of light and its application to the human eye.
  • LO7. Describe the optical principles, application and limitations of various lenses and tests.
  • LO8. Correctly use ophthalmic instruments and describe their optical properties.
  • LO9. Describe laboratory methods used in the investigation of normal eye and cellular physiology and the principles of scientific research and reasoning.
  • LO10. Conduct research into a specific allocated topic and present to the group your findings.

Unit outlines

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