Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

OPTOM 216, 216 A&B - Introduction to Optometry

30 Points
Semesters 1 and 2

To complete this course students must enrol in OPTOM 216 A and B, or OPTOM 216 


A clinically-focused course introducing students to optometric practice and addressing, at an introductory level, the ethical, cultural, theoretical and clinical aspects of the optometric examination.

Topics covered include: preliminary tests from the eye examination, communication skills and clinical problem solving. The course will emphasise assessment utilising advanced equipment and the production of clinically relevant outcomes and diagnosis-supportive hypothesises.

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