Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

OPTOM 314 A&B - Optometry

30 Points

Semester 1 and 2



A clinically-focused course introducing students to the wide-ranging scope of optometric practice, and addressing both the theoretical basis and clinical practice of the optometric examination. Topics covered include: introduction to the optometric examination: vision and visual acuity, visual fields, colour vision, slit lamp biomicroscopy, ophthalmoscopy, the refractive examination using both objective and subjective methods, near visual examination, routine binocular examination, history taking, communication skills and clinical problem solving.


Restriction: OPTOM 211, 212, 313.
To complete this course students must enrol in OPTOM 314 A and B

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