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Assessment of Ocular Health (10408.1)

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 as a comprehensive introduction to the clinical examination of ocular health.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Examine the anterior and posterior segments of the eye using appropriate clinical techniques and describe the optical principles, strengths and limitations of each technique;

2. Describe the principles of the various clinical techniques used for measuring IOP and obtain accurate measurements of IOP in adult subjects;

3. Demonstrate how to care for all equipment involved in ocular health assessment including the techniques necessary for preventing cross infection;

4. Evaluate the principal mechanisms of clinically relevant image acquisition modalities, the potentials and limitations of each method and the importance of multi-modal imaging; and

5. Describe the latest developments in the field of ocular imaging and diagnosis and their clinical relevance.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

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


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