Clinical Optics and Dispensing (10410.1)
|Level:||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Optometry|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 DR Nicola ANSTICE (Ph: +61 2 62068582 ) ON-CAMPUS
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An integrative approach to optical theory and its clinical application, particularly in the areas of correction of refractive error and dispensing of optical appliances. Topics addressed include: optical correction of refractive error, ophthalmic lens materials, coatings and treatments. Optics of ophthalmic lenses, including advanced multifocal lens design. Magnification, aberrations, and lens design. Optical instrumentation and clinical application.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Be able to explain and apply optical theory to the measurement of refractive error;
2. Be able to explain and apply optical theory to the correction of refractive error;
3. Be able to explain the design of ophthalmic lenses with the aim of minimizing aberrations using knowledge of lens design principles and theory;
4. Be able to use optical instruments correctly and accurately;
5. Be able to explain the optical principles of selected optical instruments; and
6. Be able to select and dispense appropriate ophthalmic appliances based on case information and understanding of optical theory.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Semester 2, 2020
- On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Semester 2, 2019
- Semester 2, 2020
4 hours per week made up of 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial/practical.
10286 Ophthalmic Optics
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Vision Science.