NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Optometry 261 research information. The course is composed of online lectures, discussions, and independent practice. Initially, emphasis is placed on the factors necessary to make scientific presentations on topics within vision science. Appropriate scientific publications are reviewed and critiqued. Students develop the ability to convey scientific information in a manner suitable for publication. (36-0-3) CVR 7800—Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Subjects Research This course introduces the ethical and regulatory aspects involved in human subject research. Students will gain understanding of the history that has shaped the rules that today govern research with human subjects, as well as be introduced to issues that researchers in the 21st century face. They will become familiar with U.S. regulations that govern human subjects research and the protection systems that are created as a part of those regulations. Issues related to research with a variety of vulnerable populations will also be discussed. Students will be expected to come prepared to explore and discuss the variety of issues researchers face when they hope to conduct human subjects research. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key elements of informed consent documents, including statements required by United States regulations. They will also have the opportunity to discuss some of the critical issues surrounding human subjects research. Class activities related to the readings and CITI modules will permit students to gain an understanding of these topics while also completing the NSU required CITI program. (36-0-3) CVR 8210—Visual Health and International Development This course provides an introduction to international cooperation in the vision care field. World inequalities and the definition of sustainable development will be discussed, as will contextualization of visual health importance in the economic, political, and social world, while pioneering a type of cooperation and a view toward the need for public health research that acts as a tool against current injustices, subsequently strengthening our responsibility for collaborating in this development as health care providers and researchers. The course objectives are to disseminate knowledge of the world’s visual health needs and to provide greater social awareness among physicians, public health workers, and researchers in order to improve the efficiency of our professional work in a world filled with disparities. (36-0-3) CVR 8220—Epidemiology A basic definition for epidemiology is “The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states and events in populations and the application of this study to a control of health problems.” This course will introduce students to the basic calculation required to determine the frequency, projection, and distribution of diseases or conditions in a given population. Introduction will be made to utilizing epidemiology in eye diseases, visual conditions, and particularly, visual screening and research. (36-0-3) Optic Courses CVR 8110—Optics and Visual Optics This course covers the fundamentals of geometrical and physical optics. These fundamentals include the vergence of light, reflection, and refraction; thin lenses, alone and in combination; thick lenses; prisms; mirrors; object and image relationships; magnifications; apertures and stops; aberrations; waves and superposition; interference; diffraction; polarization; emission; absorption; and photons. Exercises will be provided in each session to help students improve their understanding of the topics. In addition, experimental projects will be assigned to enhance students’ abilities to apply basic knowledge and employ problem-solving skills. (36-0-3) CVR 8120—Advanced Optics and Visual Optics This course presents up-to-date concepts on the optics of the eye, image-quality analysis, visual optical instruments, and visual ergonomics. The course prepares the students to thoroughly understand and effectively use a wide variety of visual optical instruments. The eye’s interaction with a particular optical instrument will be emphasized. In particular, this course provides a firm grounding for students who are going to conduct research in visual optics. (36-0-3) CVR 8191—Independent Study I in Optics and Visual Optics The purpose of this course is to provide a means for M.S. students to intensively review potential thesis topics and for non-M.S. students to engage in individual research of a personal interest with close supervision and guidance. A tangible outcome such as a proposal or paper suitable for publication is required for credit. Projects may take the form of a literature review, the preparation of a research proposal, or original research. (36-0-3) CVR 8192—Independent Study II in Optics and Visual Optics The purpose of this course is to provide a means for M.S. students to intensively review potential thesis topics and for non-M.S. students to engage in individual research of a personal interest with close supervision and guidance. A tangible outcome such as a proposal or paper suitable for publication is required for credit. Projects may take the form of a literature review, the preparation of a research proposal, or original research. (36-0-3) CVR 8193—Independent Study III in Optics and Visual Optics The purpose of this course is to provide a means for M.S. students to intensively review potential thesis topics and for non-M.S. students to engage in individual research of a personal interest with close supervision and guidance. A tangible outcome such as a proposal or paper suitable for

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