Course subject: Optometry (OPTOM)

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Optometry (OPTOM) 606 Radiation and the Visual Stimulus (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 002036
Measurement and specification of light; radiometric and photometric relationships; spectrophotometry and the C.I.E. colorimetric specification of visual stimuli; radiation limits of the visual system. Radiation hazards and safety criteria.

Optometry (OPTOM) 607 Neurophysiology of Vision (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 002037
An advanced course which examines photoreceptor function, the retina, the neural processing of form and colour by the geniculo-striate system, the neural control of eye movements and accommodation by midbrain and brainstem structures, the vestibular system as it relates to vision, eye-hand co-ordination, the neural processing involved in reading.

Optometry (OPTOM) 608 Special Topics in Vision Science (0.50) RDG

Course ID: 002038
Topics in the fields of specialization of the faculty may be studied by special arrangements with the faculty member, the student and his or her committee.

Optometry (OPTOM) 614A Clinical Optometry Part 1-MSc (0.25) CLN

Course ID: 002068
Attendance within clinical areas agreed upon by the student, supervisor and Clinic Director and approved by the Clinic Director. The aim of the course is to broaden and develop advanced clinical skills and knowledge. Credit will be given for completion of each term of clinical activity (or its equivalent) and the presentation of one seminar (case report) a term. Credit towards a degree may only be earned once in the progression through the MSc degree.

Optometry (OPTOM) 614B Clinical Optometry Part 2 - MSc (0.25) CLN

Course ID: 002069
Attendance within clinical areas agreed upon by the student, supervisor and Clinic Director and approved by the Clinic Director. The aim of the course is to broaden and develop advanced clinical skills and knowledge. Credit will be given for completion of each term of clinical activity (or its equivalent) and the presentation of one seminar (case report) a term. Credit towards a degree may only be earned once in the progression through the MSc degree.

Optometry (OPTOM) 624A Clinical Optometry Part 1 - PhD (0.00) CLN

Course ID: 009139
Attendance within clinical areas agreed upon by the student, supervisor and Clinic Director and approved by the Clinic Director. The aim of the course is to broaden and develop advanced clinical skills and knowledge. Any two terms of clinical activity (or its equivalent) and the presentation of one seminar (case report) a term will fulfill this requirement. Recognition of participation in this course can only be given once in the progression through the PhD degree.

Optometry (OPTOM) 624B Clinical Optometry Part 2 - PhD (0.00) CLN

Course ID: 009140
Attendance within clinical areas agreed upon by the student, supervisor and Clinic Director and approved by the Clinic Director. The aim of the course is to broaden and develop advanced clinical skills and knowledge. Any two terms of clinical activity (or its equivalent) and the presentation of one seminar (case report) a term will fulfill this requirement. Recognition of participation in this course can only be given once in the progression through the PhD degree.

Optometry (OPTOM) 628 Special Topics in Vision Science (0.50) RDG

Course ID: 002072
Topics in the fields of specialization of the faculty may be studied by special arrangement with the faculty member and the student's committee. The course is designed for PhD students only. The course cannot be similar in content to 608 taken at the Master's level.

Optometry (OPTOM) 630 Principles of Clinical Instruction (0.50) CLN

Course ID: 009473
Examination of three learning theories will provide the context for consideration of learning and motivation in the Optometry educational setting. Important components of clinical instruction such as breadth of professional knowledge, effectiveness of instructor-student and instructor-patient interactions, and feedback utilization will be discussed. Performance evaluation with the aim of improving practical and teaching skills will utilize, among other things, video taping.

Optometry (OPTOM) 631 Graduate Clinic (0.00) CLN

Course ID: 010514
Graduate clinic requires the attendance of a resident within the clinical areas agreed upon with his supervisor. This clinical course and associated research projects will provide the resident with materials designed to broaden clinical understanding. OPTOM 631 may be taken any number of times provided that the content of the program is specified in writing by the advisor and is sufficiently varied from a previous session of OPTOM 631 such that it constitutes a distinct advance in a resident's clinical knowledge.

Optometry (OPTOM) 650 Research Methodology for Vision Science (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 014947
The course will work through the process of the scientific method using a grant proposal to NSERC as a framework. The scientific method, research and experimental questions, experimental design, sampling, statistical theory & power, and data analysis will be covered. Ethical and budgetary issues will also be discussed.

Optometry (OPTOM) 651 Data Analysis in Vision Science (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 014948
Measurements, probability and power; Detecting difference between parametric/non-parametric variables; Analyzing repeated measures designs; Relationships between parametric/non-parametric variables; Between-eye comparison and correlation; Complex regression; Statistical re-sampling techniques; Analysis of clinical images; Accurancy and repeatability of novel clinical and experimental techniques; Introductory analysis of epidemiological and clinical trials data.

Optometry (OPTOM) 660 Visual Psychophysics (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 014949
The course will examine how various factors (luminance, contrast, psychophysical method and ocular disease) can influence the outcome of psychophysical tests that are used in both basic and clinical vision research. Consideration will be given to the utility of such tests by considering their reliability, discriminative power and validity.

Optometry (OPTOM) 661 Practical Advanced Data Analysis (0.50) LAB,LEC

Course ID: 014994
Bayesian statistics, questionnaire analysis, advanced linear and non-linear modeling.

Optometry (OPTOM) 670 Vision Science Part 1 (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 014989
A concentrated review of topics relating to principles of and research in the vision sciences. The course is split into 2 segments (OPTOM 670/671) covering ocular anatomy and ultrastructure and ocular physiology. This course is recommended for all graduate students.

Optometry (OPTOM) 671 Vision Science Part 2 (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 014990
A concentrated review of topics relating to principles of and research in the vision sciences. The course is split into 2 segments (OPTOM 670/671) covering optics of the eye and binocular vision. This course is recommended for all graduate students.

Optometry (OPTOM) 672 Comparative Anatomy & Physiology of the Vertebrate Eye (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 014991
An evaluation of evolutionary lines of development of visual structures and functions: the vascular system, accessory glands, light control mechanisms, the distribution of visual pigments, accommodation, binocular vision and neural coding.

Optometry (OPTOM) 680 Visual Development (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 014992
Consideration of the development of the optical, and sensory motor functions of vision during the early years of life provides the basis upon which this course examines current methods and literature in basic and clinical vision sciences. Course structure will be organized to suit a student's background (optometry, psychology, physics or biology) and their special interests.

Optometry (OPTOM) 681 Ageing and Vision (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 014995
Theories of ageing as they relate to vision. Ageing changes in structure and function of the eye and visual system. Impact of visual function on functional (everyday) vision. Interaction between vision and other ageing changes. Cortical plasticity and ageing.

Optometry (OPTOM) 682 Visual Motor Neuroscience (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 014993
This course will examine the behavior and neural substrates of eye movements, specifically covering fixation, saccades, vestibular ocular interactions, smooth pursuit and the near triad synkinesis (vergence, accommodation and pupil responses). Oculomotor behaviors for each system will be defined with respect to their specific stimuli, their dynamic and steady state responses. Adaptive process within and across systems will be examined. Control theory will be introduced as a means to model each system. The course will allow emphasis to be focused on oculomotor systems pertinent to the student's research.

Optometry (OPTOM) 683 Visual Sensory Neuroscience (0.50) LEC

Course ID: 014996
Visual sensory processing of light, form and space; Ocular somatosensory processing.