Ophthalmic Optics (10286.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Optometry||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe the principles of the physical and geometrical optics and provide examples of how these principles relate to vision and optometric science;
2. Apply numerical problem solving skills to determine the properties of sphero- cylindrical lens and magnifiers;
3. Explain the principles of simple optical devices and how images are formed by optical instruments;
4. Describe the properties of lights and transmission through optical surfaces and components;
5. Describe the physiological optics of the vertebrate eyes;
6. Summarise the concepts of diffraction and apply these principles to the human eye;
7. Define the principles of polarisation, coherence and interference on light waves; and
8. Solve optical problems associated with thin and thick lenses using ray tracing and other appropriate techniques.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Bachelor of Vision Science, 372JA.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Terry Ho|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Terry Ho|
Title: Geometrical and Visual Optics: A Clinical Introduction
Author: Steven H. Schwartz
This book serves as an alternative presentation of the same principles taught and is available for purchase at the School Locker Room, or for loan at the library.
Title: Clinical Visual Optics
Author: Ronald B. Rabbetts
Title: Geometric, Physical and Visual Optics
Author: Michael P. Keating
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
A candidate must not bring to an examination any written or printed matter or any blank or graph paper into any assessments (practical and written) associated with this unit.
The quiz assessments and final written examination will be Closed Book. A formula sheet will be provided.
Practical Coursework and Assessments
In order to pass 10286 Ophthalmic Optics students must:
- obtain an overall grade of ≥50%
- attempted Test (Part A) and Test (Part B)
- obtain greater than or equal to 50% in the final theory examination
Where possible, all assessment items will be submitted online via the teaching site in UCLearn. The first page of each assessment item should include the following information:
- Student ID number:
- Assessment Name:
- Word Count (if applicable):
Assessment items must be submitted to the assignment area in the unit's UCLearn site, relating to that piece of assessment. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item, to the correct submission section.
Late penalties will be applied (see below).
The following conditions will apply to late submissions without an approved extension:
Mark adjustment: 5% of the maximum mark available for the assessment task will be deducted for each day late up until seven days late. For example an essay awarded 60% (60/100) submitted 2 days late will receive a mark adjustment of 5% per day, therefore, the adjusted maximum mark for that item will be 50% (50/100).
Similarly, if the weighting is used then a piece of work worth 50% of the unit which received 30/50 would be reduced by 2.5 marks per day (i.e. 5% of 50) and would therefore receive a maximum adjusted mark of 25/50 if late by two days.
Submissions received more than 7 days after the prescribed date and time will not be accepted for marking, a mark of zero (0) will be awarded for the item.
For the purposes of these penalties, all days of the week count, including weekends and public holidays, even when the University may be closed.
The minimum possible mark for late submission is zero.
For clarification, one (1) minute past the specified due date and time is considered a late submission.
It is students' responsibility to be familiar with the electronic submission process (e.g., the use of Canvas and URKUND). Students are reminded to ensure they plan well enabling adequate time to submit assessments prior to the deadline, in order to avoid a mark adjustment.
Special assessment requirements
Final Examination, Practical Coursework and Assessments
In order to pass 10286 Ophthalmic Optics students must achieve all the following:
- obtain an overall aggregate mark of ≥50%
- attempted Test (Parts A and B)
- obtain greater than or equal to 50% in the final theory examination
If a student's overall aggregate mark is ≥50% but the student did not attempt the Tests (Parts A and B) and/or their final theory examination mark was <50%, then the student has not met all the requirements to pass the unit and has failed the unit and will achieve a grade of NC. Failure of this unit will not allow progression to units for which this is a prerequisite.
Please note - students are only offered supplementary examinations when they have failed a single unit in the final semester of their degree.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Due to the nature of the material covered, attendance at lectures is strongly encouraged.
For accreditation reasons, attendance at ALL laboratory / tutorial sessions (week 1-7, 9-13) are compulsory, and records will be kept. Students are required to submit an absence form (available via the unit's canvas site) and documentary evidence for EACH lab / tutorial absence.
The unit convener will assess your application; however, this will not guarantee that your application will be successful. Students are required to attend for the entire scheduled time of their tutorial or until they have finished the assigned activities. Students who are late by more than 15 minutes without adequate documented reason will be regarded as absent from the tutorial. Students who leave before the end of the tutorial, unless all assigned work has been completed to the satisfaction of the tutor, will be regarded as absent from the tutorial.
Required IT skills
It is expected that students will possess UC IT entry-level skills. Students are expected to use the Canvas site for this unit to access all of the required materials.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 1, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (215749)
- Semester 2, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (208155)
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (201589)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (196294)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (188082)
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (183311)