OPTICS AND REFRACTIVE STATE

ORT1ORS

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to the optical principles of the refractive system of the eye.

The physics of light and the principles of physical optics are integrated with the ocular system, including its refractive errors and physiological defects. Emphasis will be placed on developing students' abilities to propose causes of the various refractive errors and their respective optical management. The theoretical content and the clinical investigatory skills of lens measurement, vision assessment and optical prescription reporting will also be taught.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHOR and have passed ORT1EAP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects ORT2ORS

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical OpticsPrescribedElkington, A R, Frank, H J, and Greaney, M J 20043rd Editiion, Blackwell Publishing
ReadingsClinical Visual OpticsRecommendedRabbetts, R B, Bennett's & Rabbett's 20074th Edition, Butterworth
ReadingsDuke-Elder's Practice of RefractionRecommendedAbrams, D Duke-Elder's 199310th Edition, Churchill

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse physical data and explain the behaviour of light

Activities:
Lectures will introduce students to the concepts of light behavior and optical aberrations. Students will consolidate theoretical concepts via practical classes and will work 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 behavior in ocular refractive errors

03. Perform vision testing and communicate results to others.

Activities:
Lecture material Practical sessions Online resources 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 behavior in ocular refractive errors

05. Explain to patients how their glasses will correct their refractive error.

Activities:
Lecture material Online information and online resources made available via library catalogue Practical sessions

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 and online resources made available via library catalogue Practical sessions

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students attend 1 x 2 hour workshop in weeks 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40 & 41"

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students attend 1 x 2 hour practical in weeks 31, 32, 36 42 & 43"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Unscheduled online learning activities in weeks 38, 39, 40, 41"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 10-minute practicum (500 words equivalent)A pass in the practical examination of clinical skills is required to pass the subject to ensure safety standards are met for clinical placements.20 03, 05
One 2-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent)End of semester examination45 02, 04, 06
Two 45-minute in class tests (1,500-words equivalent)Class tests are based on patient case information35 01, 02, 03