HMO104 - Ocular Structure


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry.

Up to 10 places may be offered to students not enrolled in D302. Please note a 75% WAM will need to be achieved in order to be considered - please contact





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Up to 3 x 1 hour classes per week and 5 x 2 hour practical classes, 5 x 2 hour Team Learning Activities and 5 x 2 hour Investigative and Reflective Reports across the trimester


In this unit, students will develop an understanding of ocular anatomy and be introduced to the basic physiological processes that underlie vision. The unit builds on a basic knowledge of cell biology and introduces concepts of developmental biology as they pertain to ocular structures. Initially, students will learn to identify the cell types that collectively form the eye and consider how the anatomical structure of the eye provides the basis for the function of the eye. Subsequent classes will introduce students to the anatomy and basic physiology of ocular structures and the structure and purpose of the blood ocular barriers. In the latter part of the trimester, classes will investigate the way that systemic factors impact upon ocular health. Team based learning, practical classes, didactic classes and online learning are all employed.

Unit Fee Information

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