Optometry 3A - OPTM3111

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Optometry and Vision Science

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisites: VISN2111, VISN2211, OPTM2211; Corequisites: VISN3111

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Objectives: To build upon the previous clinical optometry courses and demonstrate maintenance of primary care consulting room technical and case analysis skills. One focus of this course will be to give students the ability to detect, diagnose and treat nonstrabismic binocular anomalies. The other focus of the course is to impart an understanding of the impact of environmental factors on the eye and visual system, leading to an ability to manage environmentally produced ocular and visual problems. Both strands will involve lectures, tutorials, practical classes and self-directed learning.

Brief curriculum: Binocular vision: sensory and motor aspects of binocular vision, introduction to binocular vision anomalies and methods of their analysis, accommodation/convergence imbalances and treatment. Environmental optometry: optometrical aspects of occupational health and safety; ocular and visual factors in the workplace, visual ergonomics, visual standards, vision screening, lighting design, epidemiology and public health of occupational eye disease; occupational health and safety law; visual aspects of driving and aviation; the screen-based equipment user.

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