OPTICS AND REFRACTIVE STATE

ORT1ORS

2021

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.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHOR and have passed ORT1EAP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsORT2ORS

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Clinical Optics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorElkington, A R, Frank, H J, and Greaney, M J

Year2004

Edition/Volume3rd Editiion

PublisherBlackwell Publishing

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Clinical Visual Optics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRabbetts, R B, Bennett's & Rabbett's

Year2007

Edition/Volume4th Edition

PublisherButterworth

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Duke-Elder's Practice of Refraction

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAbrams, D Duke-Elder's

Year1993

Edition/Volume10th Edition

PublisherChurchill

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse physical data and explain the behaviour of light
02. Explain how the normal healthy eye can compensate for optical errors to improve vision.
03. Perform vision testing and communicate results to others.
04. Describe the different types of refractive errors of the eye, their causes and patients symptoms
05. Explain to patients how their glasses will correct their refractive error.
06. Describe the underpinning optical principles in managing a patient's refractive error, relating the patient's visual requirements for normal activity.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 36 - 36
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 31 - 32
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 41 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 41 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 33 - 35
Two 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 37 - 39
Two 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 41 - 43
One 2.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 41 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 31 - 32
One 2.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 35 - 36
One 2.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 39 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO5
One 2-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent) End of semester examinationN/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO2, SILO4, SILO6
Two 45-minute in class tests (1,500-words equivalent) Class tests are based on patient case informationN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3