Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

OPTOM 272 A&B - Visual Science 1: Structure and Function of the Visual System

30 Points

Semester 1 and 2


Anatomy and physiology of the eye and visual pathway. Topics include composition and structure of the tear film, neural processing in the visual cortex, aspects of visual function including spatial and temporal vision, motion perception and colour vision. Investigation of visual perception using psychophysical and electrophysiological techniques.


Restriction: OPTOM 151, 170, 171
To complete this course students must enrol in OPTOM 272 A and B

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