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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 code OPTO10171
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Optometry
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

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.

Aims

This course aims to give students an understanding of the anatomy of the eye and related structures.

Learning outcomes

•       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

 

Syllabus

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.

Employability skills

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.
Leadership
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.
Research
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.

Assessment methods

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.

Feedback methods

       General feedback posted on Blackboard.

      Questions in the formative assessment folder return feedback automatically on each question attempt.

Recommended reading

•       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

 

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment practical exam 0.5
Assessment written exam 1.3
Lectures 24
Practical classes & workshops 12
Independent study hours
Independent study 62.2

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Bipasha Choudhury Unit coordinator
Stefan Gabriel Unit coordinator

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