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BSc Optometry / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

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Course unit details:
Mathematics for Optometry

Unit code OPTO10911
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Optometry
Available as a free choice unit? No

Aims

To provide the fundamental mathematical tools that are required in Optometry.

Learning outcomes

The unit will cover aspects of basic mathematics that are relevant for Optometry. In particular, it will allow the students to confidently work with arithmetic, algebraic manipulations, trigonometry, elements of calculus, and basic statistics.

 

Syllabus

The unit will cover aspects of basic mathematics that are relevant for Optometry. In particular, it will allow the students to confidently work with arithmetic, algebraic manipulations, trigonometry, elements of calculus, and basic statistics.

Employability skills

Analytical skills
Many of the exercises and questions in the course will require the use of analytic skills. These will involve the confident use of the mathematical formulation of physical concepts and their applicability to the solution of exercises and problems.
Innovation/creativity
Mathematics involves the learning of basic concepts and the skills to apply them on practical problems. The exposure to exercises and questions will challenge the students to develop innovative and creativity skills.
Project management
The students will develop project management skills from their training and practice in the course, and the organisation of their studies.
Problem solving
During the course the students will solve numerous mathematical exercises and problems that will help the development of good problem solving skills.
Research
While there will not be any specific research training, the skills learned in the course will be essential components of further research training. Students will also learn about relevant current topics in research in their specific area of interest.

Assessment methods

2 hour written paper (100% of the unit mark) taken at the end of the first semester. The exam paper consists of a series of mathematical calculations and problems.

Feedback methods

Individual and small group feedback routinely provided; sample exercises corrected during the lectures and solutions posted to Blackboard; feedback for online exercises is provided directly in Blackboard.

Recommended reading

-Croft AC and Davison R, Foundation Maths, Prentice Hall

-Stroud KA and Booth DJ , Foundation Mathematics, Palgrave

-Additional learning resources will be provided via Blackboard

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Marcelo Montemurro Unit coordinator

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