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Practical Ophthalmic Science - OPSC5004

Year - 2018

Successful students can demonstrate to the examiners that they have a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of the practical aspects of the basic ophthalmic sciences. Particular emphasis is placed on the topics of anatomy, physiology and optics. On completion of this unit of study, the students can (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.

Intensive on campus

2 x 1.5 hour observed structured practical exams (90%) and a presentation on an allocated topic (10%)

The textbooks recommended for OPSC5001, OPSC5002 and OPSC5003 apply to this unit. An anatomical atlas is recommended for assistance with the head and neck and neuroanatomy.

Assumed knowledge
Undergraduate knowledge of physics relating to light and optics.


OPSC5001 and OPSC5002 and OPSC5003


OPSC5002 or OPSC5003


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Intensive December

26 Nov 2018

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 07 Dec 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 9.0
EFTSL: 0.188
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Con Petsoglou, Prof Peter McCluskey and A/Prof John Grigg
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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