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BSc Optometry / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit will give you a basic knowledge of the manufacture, measurement and specification of ophthalmic appliances including different types of lenses, frames and prisms.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
To give students a basic knowledge of the manufacture, measurement and specification of ophthalmic appliances.
• To be able to identify and apply Geometrical Optics where appropriate and demonstrate these in both theory and practice.
• To understand and apply mathematical formulae to the topic.
• To develop an understanding of manufacturing and measuring techniques in relation to spectacle frames and lenses.
• To be able to demonstrate accuracy and consistency in all forms of measurement and descriptive techniques, when related to ophthalmic lenses, manufacturing and devices available for ophthalmic work.
• To build foundation knowledge of frame and lens technology in preparation for advanced techniques. (Dispensing B)
A course of bi-weekly lectures held over a 12 week period and associated practical work. This is reinforced with weekly e-learning quizzes to help students develop and apply mathematical concepts from Geometrical Optics. The introduction of practical techniques that underpin the technical and theoretical aspects of optometry.
- Analytical skills
- As measurement and numerical skill, are constantly tested against set benchmarks, students regularly evaluate the solutions to problems.
- Group/team working
- Most labs have the opportunity to work in pairs or in some cases as a small group. Peer or demonstrator review is encouraged.
- The development of practical the skills necessary skills necessary to succeed ,often highlight alternative methods of approach or problem solving.
- Project management
- There is a close link between the geometrical optics and dispensing practical work.
- Oral communication
- Students contribute to formal questions and discussion during lectures and practical lab sessions.
- Problem solving
- The application of a theoretical, numerical and practical approach, to problem solving is used throughout the course.
- Both for formal lectures and practical work, students are encouraged to maintain an awareness of current developments, promoted in professional and technical journals.
- Written communication
- Assignments and reports are designed to develop the understanding of the practical labs undertaken. This may be as an individual or as a small group. Coursework is assessed with written feedback to the individual students. All practical labs have tables or small report items to complete or design. There are e learning components to all of the units, with submission deadlines where appropriate.
2 x 1 hour open book practical courseworks (19%),
1 x 1 hour closed book practical exam (25%),
1 x 1.5 hour written examination (56%)
Written, individual feedback is given for open book practical assessments,
Individual and group feedback available for written exam and practical exams
Online and tutorial based feedback is available for e-learning exercises.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment practical exam||3|
|Assessment written exam||1.5|
|Practical classes & workshops||24|
|Independent study hours|
|Fiona Cruickshank||Unit coordinator|