Ophthalmic Optics (OPSC5003)


Successful candidates will demonstrate to the examiners that they have a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of optics relevant to the practice of ophthalmology. Particular emphasis will be placed on the topics of Physical, Geometrical, Physiological and Instrument Optics. On completion of this unit of study the successful student will be able to (1) describe the physical properties of light and lasers, (2) describe the geometrical principles of light and the laws governing lights interaction with materials and (3) describe the physiological optics of the human eye and how to test this.

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online/distance learning environment (total of 20hrs/wk) for 13 wks comprising: lectures delivered online (3 hrs/wk), online tutorials (1hr/wk), self directed learning and assignments (16hrs/wk), wk 14 for revision. In addition to time spent on assignment


1x3000word assignment every 3wks (45%), online interaction (10%), and 1x3hr exam (45%)


Prescribed: Clinical Optics, AR Elkington & HJ Frank, Oxford : Blackwell Science, 1999 Optics, Refraction and Contact Lenses, Basic and Clinical Science Course, American Academy Ophthalmology, 2011 - 2012 Recommended: Optics (11th ed), MH Freeman and CC

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