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BSc Optometry / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Course unit details:
Functional Anatomy of the Eye
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This course aims to give students an understanding of the anatomy of the eye and related structures. Students will gain practical experience of the overall structure of the eye and of its components by working with prosections, models and histological specimens in the dissecting room. The dissecting room sessions are designed to complement the lecture course.
This course aims to give students an understanding of the anatomy of the eye and related structures.
• Understand anatomical descriptions of the eye
• Use and understand anatomical terminology
• Describe and identify the anatomy of the eye and surrounding structures
• Gain knowledge of the 3-dimensional relationships of intraocular structures
• Application of knowledge of ocular anatomy to clinical situations of optometric significance
Twelve double lectures are delivered by anatomy staff which centre around the eye and orbit. Students will gain practical experience of the overall structure of the eye and of its components by working with prosections, models and histological specimens in the dissecting room. The dissecting room sessions are designed to complement the lecture course.
- Analytical skills
- To work out structures in 3D and appreciate relationships of viscera. Anatomy spotter requires analytical skills.
- Group/team working
- Interactive sessions require small group work.
- Team leaders required in interactive sessions.
- Project management
- Interactive sessions require project management skills.
- Oral communication
- Interactive sessions provide students chance to describe to others their understanding of the topic.
- Problem solving
- Interactive sessions and e-learning nodes require problem solving skills.
- Students are expected to undertake their own research and reading to parallel taught course content.
- Written communication
- Short notes in end of year unit examination. Writing style assessed during practise exam essay.
1.5 hour examination consisting of multiple choice questions (55%) & 30 minute anatomy spotter exam (45%). Formative assessment folder where students can dip into and test their own learning progression.
• General feedback posted on Blackboard.
• Questions in the formative assessment folder return feedback automatically on each question attempt.
• Forrester J, Dick A, McMenamin P & Roberts F (2008) The Eye: Basic Science in Practice (3rd edition), Saunders
• Kaufman, P.L & Alm, A (2003) Adler’s Physiology of the Eye: Clinical Applications (10th Edition), Mosby
• Remington, LA (2012) Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Visual System (3rd Edition), Butterworth-Heinemann
• Moore, KL & Dalley, AF (2013) Clinically Orientated Anatomy (7th edition), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
• Oyster CW (1999) The Human Eye: structure and function, Sinauer
• Snell RS & Lemp MA (1998) Clinical Anatomy of the Eye, Blackwell
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment practical exam||0.5|
|Assessment written exam||1.3|
|Practical classes & workshops||12|
|Independent study hours|
|Bipasha Choudhury||Unit coordinator|
|Stefan Gabriel||Unit coordinator|