University of Technology Sydney

96027 Eye and Visual Systems

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (workshop), clinical practical labs and anatomy labs as scheduled
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



In this subject, students are provided with foundational anatomical and physiological knowledge relevant to orthoptic practice. The anatomical structures of the external and internal eye and surrounding orbit and their maintenance and nourishment systems and structures are studied. Students also learn how visual information is conducted through the visual pathway to the cortical areas involved in visual processing. Neuroanatomy and physiology relevant to the ocular system are introduced. A fundamental understanding of refractive errors, along with the principles of lenses and measurement of lens power is obtained. The learning in this subject provides the basis for all areas of learning in the course and is reinforced and built upon in both concurrent and subsequent subjects.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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