Practical Ophthalmic Science (OPSC5004)
UNIT OF STUDY
Successful candidates will demonstrate to the examiners that they have a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of the practical aspects of the basic ophthalmic sciences. Particular emphasis will be placed on the topics of Anatomy, Physiology and Optics. Learning outcomes: On completion of this Unit of Study the successful student will be able to (1) describe the anatomy of the human eye, orbit, nervous system and head and neck, (2) correctly identify structures of the above on prosections, radiographic and magnetic resonance images, (3) describe the physiologic functioning of the human eye and nervous system, (4) correctly investigate, interpret results, recognise limitations and evaluate physiologic processes of the human eye and nervous system, (5) describe the physical, physiological and geometric optics of light and its application to the human eye and (6) correctly use ophthalmic instruments and describe their optical properties.
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Further unit of study information
Face-to-face. The unit of study will be offered as a 2.5 - 3 wk block/intensive mode to be taken at either the Save Sight Institute in Nov/Dec or at the University of Otago in Jun/Jul. The unit will cover practical aspects of the distance learning units a
2x1.5 hour observed structured practical exams (100%). The format will include a combination of multiple choice questions, short answers, essay style questions and naming parts of anatomical prosections, performing simple experiments, use of ophthalmic eq
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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Undergraduate knowledge of physics relating to light and optics., OPSC5001
Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Undergraduate knowledge of physics relating to light and optics.
OPSC5002 or OPSC5003
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