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Assessment of Vision 2 (10290.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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 enhanced understanding and application of selected optometric assessments.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Describe the principles of and perform a complete refractive examination on an adult patient using appropriate techniques to within +/-0.50D for sphere and cylinder power and +/-10? for axis;

2. Recognize and record abnormalities of oculomotor and binocular function including heterotropia, heterophoria, incomitant deviations, stereopsis and suppression;

3. Discuss the principles of accommodation and demonstrate the measurement of amplitude of accommodation, accuracy of accommodation, relative accommodation and accommodative facility using appropriate techniques;

4. Identify and apply a variety of further investigative techniques used in optometry;

5. Structure knowledge in clinical contexts;

6. Demonstrate and apply effective communication skills; and

7. Discuss refractive examination cases according to a 10-point case analysis criteria .

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

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


Assessment of Vision 1, 10287.


Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Vision Science, 372JA.

Assumed Knowledge


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