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BSc Optometry / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

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Course unit details:
Emerging Optometry

Unit code OPTO31222
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Optometry
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

You will learn about relevant new developments in optometry and associated disciplines and discuss their potential to impact on the future practise of optometry.

 

Inform the students of any relevant new developments in optometry and associated disciplines and discuss their potential to impact on the future practise of optometry.

Pre/co-requisites

All clinical units taken during semesters 1 to 5

Aims

Inform the students of any relevant new developments in optometry and associated disciplines and discuss their potential to impact on the future practise of optometry.

Learning outcomes

          • Gain knowledge and understanding of recent developments in optometry and associated fields.
• Consider and evaluate how specific developments may influence the future practice of optometry in UK.
• Develop awareness of the continuous advance of their intended profession and the importance to their future

            career paths of continued professional development.
 

Syllabus

Lectures and online materials will cover relevant advances in the following fields:
Optometric/ophthalmic imaging and investigative methods/technologies; ophthalmic surgical and therapeutic interventions; optometric practice management systems and procedures; ophthalmic lens technologies (spectacles, contact lenses, intraocular lenses). Precise content of the unit will be flexible and intend to concentrate on elements that have not been covered in detail elsewhere in the Optometry programme.
 

Employability skills

Analytical skills
The recommended coursework comprises short online assessments which may require students to analyse material to choose the correct answer.
Project management
Students will encounter new and discrete topics on a weekly basis during the teaching weeks. They must manage their time effectively to keep pace with the release of teaching materials and online quizzes.
Oral communication
Students will be encouraged to answer questions during lectures.
Problem solving
Online problem solving and questions relating to the lecture material.
Research
Expectation that the student will undertake additional reading to understand and extend knowledge provided in lectures.
Written communication
Formative and summative exam answers.
Other
Students will gain knowledge of new developments in optometry and associated disciplines and this will be relevant to their future careers.

Assessment methods

E-assessment (online quizzes), ~1 hour per topic (0%)

2 hour computer-based written examination (100%)

 

Feedback methods

Feedback on formative e-assessment will become available on blackboard on submission of the quiz. The quizzes will not contribute to the unit mark.

Recommended reading

Additional study material will be suggested as required

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 22
Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Caroline Thompson Unit coordinator

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