Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week; and 22 hours of practical work/computer-aided learning (CAL) during the semester |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
|Prerequisites:|| One of |
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Students may only gain credit for one of
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs.
This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities.
Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorDr Andrew Anderson
It is an introduction to ophthalmic lenses and spectacle lens design. The topics covered include aberration theory, optical design and control of aberrations including the design of ophthalmic lenses, advanced photometry and radiometry, and optics of commonly used ophthalmic instruments. Practical classes will include computer-aided tutorials on both optical design and lens calculations.
|Objectives:||The purpose of this subject is to provide an understanding of the principles and techniques of optical design including an understanding of the control and optimisation of aberrations|
Ongoing assessment of practical work during the semester (15%); a calculation-based group assignment due at the end of the semester (10%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (75%). Satisfactory completion of all assessment components is necessary to pass the subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 degree), BASc or a combined BSc course.
Bachelor of Optometry |
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