This topic will introduce the theory, practice and understanding of clinical skills for optometry. It will provide the knowledge and training of optometric procedures for the examination, diagnosis, treatment of visual and ocular conditions using current best-practice methodology, evidence based practice. Case history, assessment of visual function, subjective and objective refraction skills will be acquired. Anterior and posterior segments of the eye will be examined incorporating various imaging devices using the latest innovations. Assessment of visual fields, ocular motility and pupillary responses will be included. An understanding of various skills to facilitate the diagnosis of various visual, ocular and cranial conditions will be attained.
In this topic,
Students will learn the theory and practical skills of individual clinical techniques for assessing vision and ocular health
Students will begin to develop an understanding of an optometric consultation and the necessary communication skills through observing and performing examinations.
Students will begin to learn how to synthesize clinical information in order to manage patient’s visual anomalies.
Students will begin to gain an understanding of the scope of clinical practice
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to:
Obtain a case history and develop effective communication
Test visual acuity and visual function
Detect and correct refractive errors with spectacles
Examine the health of the eye with specific optometric instruments
Begin to synthesize clinical information obtained through examination and develop action plans to assess and rectify anomalies
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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