OPT104 - Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye

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Subject Title
Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye

Subject Description

This subject explores the functional aspects of ocular structures through examination of the gross anatomy of the eye and its accessory organs. The basic principles of structure, function and organization of the visual system and refractive media are included. Students develop understanding of ocular disorders and diseases and the effects of ocular trauma.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Opticianry Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the basic structure and function of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems.

2. Identify the eye structures and explain their function(s).

3. Discuss the cause, appearance and significance the most common extra ocular conditions. 4. Identify the eye ocular structures and explain their function(s).

5. Discuss the cause, appearance and significance the most common ocular conditions.

6. Discuss the clinical manifestations for the most common disorders associated with the eye.

7. Explain vision as a process in terms of errors of refraction, accommodation and the neural pathway.

8. Explain the role of the optician in recognizing deviations from the normal eye and the appropriate referral process.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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