NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

250 College of Optometry OPT 1511*—Psychophysical Methodology Principles of classical psychophysical methodologies are detailed. These include demonstrations and exercises performed by the students. The fundamentals of signal detection and Fourier analysis are introduced in terms of their application to the clinical practice of optometry. (18-0-1) OPT 1612—Health Systems, Economics, Policy, and Ethics This course discusses the organization of clinical and public health systems; public health responsibilities for optometrists; health services financing; the health workforce; health policy; licensing and regulation of optometry; ethical issues in optometry; disaster preparedness; abuse reporting and infectious disease control; and current issues in public health optometry. (36-0-2) OPT 1721—Clinical Optometric Procedures This course is designed to introduce first-year students in the extended optometry program to basic clinical skills. Students will become familiar with optometric equipment in the lab. Additionally, they will be required to observe third- and fourthyear student physicians performing clinical examinations. The skills learned in this class will then be utilized when the students participate in vision screenings and Optometric Theory and Methods Lab during their second year. (18-0-1) OPT 1724—Optometric Theory and Methods I This course begins the optometric theory and methods sequence. Topics covered include basic clinical anatomy and optics, visual acuity, case history, refractive conditions, prescription writing, keratometry, retinoscopy, basic biomicroscopy of the anterior segment, and case analysis. Basic color vision, extra ocular motility, and stereo acuity theory and testing are also presented. (54-0-3) OPTL 1724—Optometric Theory and Methods I Lab This lab gives the student practical experience with techniques presented in OPT 1724. Students will be performing case history, visual acuity and IPDmeasurement, keratometry, retinoscopy, monocular subjective refraction, color vision testing, stereo acuity testing, EOM testing, and basic biomicroscopy of the anterior segment. (0-72-2) OPT 1831—Contemporary Issues in Optometry This course introduces optometry’s past to help students understand the present and future of the optometric profession. History, professional ethics, current practicemodes, and professional organizations will be covered. (18-0-1) OPT 2223*—Theoretical Optics II This course is a continuation of Theoretical Optics I. The course continues covering principles of geometric optics in the topics of thick lenses, multiple lens systems, instrumentation, stops, and pupils. Physical optics is then introduced, covering the wave theory of optics, including light and light sources, radiometry and photometry, light absorption, light as waves, interference, diffraction, polarization, aberrations, and image quality of the eye. The emphasis is to apply required laws, principles, relationships, and formulas to solve problems. (54-0-3) OPTL 2223*—Theoretical Optics II Lab The purpose of this course is to apply and demonstrate concepts presented in Theoretical Optics II Lecture (OPT 2223). This includes learning how to set up experiments in the areas of geometrical and physical optics, collect and plot data, and use that data in calculations to identify unknown variables. (0-36-1) OPT 2323*—Visual Optics This course focuses on studying the eye as an optical system, including optical and physical components of the eye. Schematic eye models, refractive error correction, dioptrics of the eye, stimulus to accommodation, retinal image size and quality, Purkinie images, entoptic phenomena, presbyopia, aphakia, intraocular implants, and ocular radiation effects will be discussed. (36-0-2) OPT 2422*—Ocular Anatomy The composing elements of the globe and orbit are described in detail, with particular attention to their relatively spatial positions. The embryological development of such a complex system is also explained. (36-0-2) OPT 2522*—Visual Neurophysiology This course will go over the concepts of visual neurophysiology needed to understand normal visual perception; probable sources of visual sensory symptoms associated with various eye and CNS disorders; the underlying principles of new, clinical diagnostic tests for eye and CNS diseases; and current neurophysiological research as it relates to the clinical practice of optometry. (36-0-2) OPT 2622*—Ocular Motility The aimof this course is to provide an introduction to the ocular motor systems and normal eye movement physiology. The ocular motor systems and the laws relating to it are detailed in terms of normal neurophysiology and neuroanatomy. Information from basic research on eye movements is synthesized to detail normal eye movements and differentiate them from pathology. (36-0-2) OPT 2724—Optometric Theory and Methods II This course continues the optometric theory and methods sequence with emphasis on intermediate clinical procedures. Topics covered include cover test, near point of conversion, near refraction and presbyopia, objective and subjective refraction, phorias and vergences, and introductory case analysis. (36-0-2)