OPTICS & REFRACTIVE STATE

ORT2ORS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will gain an understanding of the optical principles in relation to the refractive system of the eye. This subject integrates knowledge of the physics of light and the principles of physical optics with the ocular system, including its refractive errors and physiological defects. Emphasis will be placed on developing students' abilities to propose aetiologies of the various refractive errors and their respective management. The theoretical content and the clinical investigatory skills of lens measurement and optical prescription reporting are integrated via instrumentation sessions.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB

Co-requisites ORT2PVS and HBS2CAN

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical OpticsPrescribedElkington, A R, Frank, H J, and Greaney, M J 20043RD EDITION, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, UNITED KINGDOM
ReadingsClinical Visual OpticsRecommendedRabbetts, R B, Bennett's & Rabbett's 19983RD EDITION, BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN LTD. OXFORD
ReadingsPractice of RefractionRecommendedAbrams, D. Duke-Elder's 199310TH EDITION, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE. UNITED KINGDOM

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Work collaboratively to conduct experiments, and record and analyse the data collected to explain light behavior.

Activities:
Lectures will introduce students to the concepts of light behavior and optical aberrations. Students will be required to prove the theoretical concepts through this enquiry using a practical set up and via working in teams to achieve successful task completion.

02. Explain how the normal healthy eye can compensate for optical errors to improve vision.

Activities:
Eye models to locate ocular structures Lectures Recommended texts Journal Articles Videos highlighting light behaviour in ocular refractive errors

03. Perform visual testing and interpret results for patients and colleagues.

Activities:
Lecture material Practical sessions Videos developed by Dr Suzane Vassallo and made available via library catalogue

04. Describe the different types of refractive errors of the eye, their causes and patients symptoms.

Activities:
Lectures Recommended texts Journal Articles Videos highlighting light behaviour in ocular refractive errors

05. Explain why an individual would require a given glasses prescription.

Activities:
Lecture material Online information Practical sessions Video developed by Dr Suzane Vassallo and made available via library catalogue

06. Describe the underpinning optical principles in managing a patient's refractive error, relating the patient's visual requirements for normal activity.

Activities:
Lecture material Online information Practical sessions Video developed by Dr Suzane Vassallo and made available via library catalogue

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10-minute practicumHurdle Requirement20 05, 06
one 2-hour written examination50 02, 04, 05, 06
two 45-minute in class tests30 01, 03