New Developments in Vision Science - VISN3211

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:

Prerequisite: VISN3111

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Objectives: An understanding of the new developments occurring in vision science.

Brief curriculum: A review of interesting topics in modern visual science. Topics to be discussed may include: animal vision, machine vision, retinal implants for people with visual impairment, blind sight, stem cell implantation, cures for myopia, cures for presbyopia.

A portion of this course deals with public health issues in vision: the importance of epidemiological and clinical trial research, vision loss in the developing world, preventable vision loss, eye care in Australia's indigenous communities.

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