Project Studies in Vision Sciences

Subject 655-530 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 5 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Year Long, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: No less than 144 hours of project work throughout the academic year. Distribution of time between specific tasks will be decided in negotiation with the supervisor, but an overall weekly commitment of 6 hours per week is expected.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Completion of at least 375 points of the BOptom degree (including credit or equivalent).

Corequisites: None
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.


Dr Michael Julian Pianta, Prof Neville Mcbrien
Subject Overview: This subject involves an original investigation in vision science carried out under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. The project, unless otherwise approved, will involve an investigation using biochemical, molecular biological, pharmacological, psychophysical or advanced clinical techniques. The investigation will usually involve an in depth appraisal of the scientific literature, but may also involve practical work. The purpose of the subject is to give students an appreciation of the nature and requirements of research in the clinical or basic vision sciences and to introduce them to advanced techniques of investigation while gaining an in-depth understanding of a specific area in the vision sciences which will benefit their understanding of the eye and visual system and their clinical management of ocular disorders.
Objectives: .
Assessment: A 1000 word written project proposal submitted in the first half of academic semester 1 (10%); A substantive draft (approx 4000 words) submitted in the first week of academic semester 2 (5%), a near complete draft (approx 8000 words) submitted in week 9 of academic semester 2 (5%), with the final 8000-10,000 word minor thesis submitted at the end of the year (80%). Satisfactory completion of the proposal and drafts are hurdle requirements.
Prescribed Texts: A reading list and materials will be provided.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is only available to Bachelor of Optometry students.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Optometry

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