OPTICS & REFRACTIVE STATE

ORT2ORS

2021

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 vision assessment, lens measurement and optical prescription reporting are integrated via instrumentation sessions.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in: HZVSO and must have passed HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB

Co-requisitesHBS2CAN AND ORT2PVS

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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 EDITION

PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING

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Clinical Visual Optics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Year1998

Edition/Volume3RD EDITION

PublisherBUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN LTD. OXFORD

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Practice of Refraction

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAbrams, D. Duke-Elder's

Year1993

Edition/Volume10TH EDITION

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE. UNITED KINGDOM

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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. Work collaboratively to conduct experiments, and record and analyse the data collected to explain light behaviour.
02. Review the mechanisms for compensation of optical errors in normal, healthy eyes.
03. Perform visual testing and interpret results for patients and colleagues.
04. Describe the different types of refractive errors of the eye, their causes and patients symptoms.
05. Justify the selection of specific glasses prescriptions.
06. Review the underpinning optical principles in managing a patient's refractive error, relating the patient's visual requirements for normal activity.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 14 - 22
Two 2.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students attend 2 x 2 hour lectures in weeks 14,15 & 22

LectureWeek: 10 - 20
One 2.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students attend 1 x 2 hour lecture in weeks 10, 11, 12, 13, 16 & 20

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 13 - 13
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students attend 1 x 2 hour lecture/workshop in week 13

PracticalWeek: 10 - 15
One 1.50 h practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students attend 1 x 1.5 hour Practicals in weeks 10, 11 & 15

PracticalWeek: 21 - 22
Three 2.00 h practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students attend 3 x 2 hour Practicals in weeks 21 & 22

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 21
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 21 and delivered via blended.
Online activities within LMS

WorkShopWeek: 12 - 20
One 2.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students attend 1 x 2 hour workshops in weeks 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 10-minute practicum (500 words equivalent) Hurdle RequirementN/AN/AN/AYes20 SILO5, SILO6
One 2-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent) End of semester examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Two 45-minute in class tests (1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3