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Assessment of Vision 1 (10287.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Optometry


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This unit will provide students with an introduction to the assessment of selected optometric variables.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Describe the optical principles used in methods designed to collect clinically-relevant data on the structure and function of the eye;

2. Describe and demonstrate appropriate techniques for assessing sensory visual function including vision and visual acuity, visual fields, colour vision, contrast sensitivity;

3. Recognize and record abnormalities of visual function;

4. Perform a satisfactory case history assessment and understand appropriate questions to ask different patients.;

5. Explain and apply optical theory to the objective measurement and of refractive error; and

6. Measure and verify the power of simple spectacle lenses.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week, consisting of 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial/practical.




10285 Ocular Anatomy and Physiology AND must be enrolled in the 372JA Bachelor of Vision Science.

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