Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject is available by distance learning in both semester 1 and 2. Attendance at a half day seminar and clinical demonstrations is optional but highly recommended. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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. 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 Allison Mckendrick & Dr Adrian Bruce
|Subject Overview:|| |
Upon completion of this subject, students should have detailed knowledge of alternative contact lens materials and designs; be thoroughly familiar with the ocular response to contact lenses and with the process of infection associated with contact lens wear; have developed an understanding of the theoretical framework underlying fitting of contact lenses to a variety of different sorts of patients; be prepared to manage complex contact lens presentations and contact lens related complications; and have a good understanding of the optical principles associated with all forms of contact lens correction. Attendance at a half day seminar and clinical demonstration is recommended but not compulsory.
|Assessment:||Two 2,500 word case reports (30%) submitted during the course of the semester; a 3- hour written examination in the examination period (70%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Hom, M. and Bruce, A.S. (eds) Manual of contact lens fitting and prescribing with CD-ROM. 3 rd Edition. Elsevier, Boston 2006.Students will be provided with a comprehensive study guide which will include key journal articles and a list of prescribed reading.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Students should develop generic skills including:
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry |
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