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BSc Optometry / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Dispensing B will provide you with a knowledge of modern spectacle frames and lenses which will enable you to dispense optical appliances to patients in the most effective way, and to understand the theoretical background to such dispensing.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
The unit aims to: Introduce more complex techniques in ophthalmic dispensing. How this is applicable in practice and the associated frame and lens technology.
Formal lectures and tutorials in semesters 3&4. Associated practical work to complement the ophthalmic theory.
- Analytical skills
- As measurement and numerical skills 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 review is encouraged.
- Oral communication
- Students contribute to discussion during lectures, tutorials 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 jounals.
(2 x 45 mins) Closed book OSCE station assessments (25%)
1 x 1.25 hour closed book practical exam (25%)
1 x 1.5 hour MCQ theory exam (50%)
Formative quizzes to accompany lectures, written individual feedback on practical exam, individual or group feedback on theory exam.
See separate reading list on Bb
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment practical exam||1.5|
|Assessment written exam||1.5|
|Practical classes & workshops||34.5|
|Independent study hours|
|Christine Dickinson||Unit coordinator|