Course: Refraction Surgery and Optometry

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Course title Refraction Surgery and Optometry
Course code OPT/RCH
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Tavandzi Urania, MUDr.
  • Pluháček František, RNDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Students are specified in detail both theoretically and practically acquainted with the specifics of the activities of an optometrist in the refractive surgery centers, including the specific investigative procedures. Lecutres provides theoretical and practical preparation to the realisation of the practical tutorial. Lectures Equipment and organisation of the refractive workplace, the role of the optometrist in the team of the refractive surgery center. Eye examination before the refractive surgery with the regard to the competencies of optometrist. The specifies of the refraction examination before the refractive surgery. The examination after the surgery, the role of monitoring. Tutorial: Analysis of the specific casuistries including complications. The role of an optometrist is discussed. The excursion at the top refractive surgery clinic with the modern measuring, diagnostics and surgery equipment is realised in the framework of the tutorial. The excursion includes practical demonstrations of relevant examinations. Students realise the selected measurements (especially aberrometry, cristaline lens densitometry, topoghraphy of the anterior and posterior cornea surface). The education is realised in cooperation with the external experts with the extend theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Demonstration, Laboratory Work
  • Attendace - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students are specified in detail both theoretically and practically acquainted with the specifics of the activities of an optometrist in the refractive surgery centers, including the specific investigative procedures
Application Show an ability to apply knowledge and principles for solution of particular problems in the concrete situations.
Prerequisites
No prior requirements.
OPT/LT

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Active participation in tutorial. Knowledge within the scope of the course topics (colloquium).
Recommended literature
  • Elliott, D. B. Clinical Procedures in Primary Eye Care. Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier, 2007..
  • Kraus, H a kol. Kompendium očního lékařství. Praha, Grada, 1997.
  • Kuchynka, P. a kol. (2007). Oční lékařství. Praha, Grada.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Optometry (1) Health service 1 Summer