HMO202 - Ocular Function


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students 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 a Student Adviser in Student Central.



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Up to 4 x 1 hour lectures per week
5 x 2 hour practical experiences (workshops)
5 x 2 hour seminars (TBL) 
5 x 2 hour Investigative and Reflective Reports per trimester


In this unit, students will develop an understanding of how the visual system processes information from the outside world. The unit extends the anatomical knowledge gained in HMO104. Information provided in the early weeks of trimester emphasise the physiological and biochemical processes that underpin the perception of light in the retina. Later in the unit, the processes that underlie our perception of brightness, colour, movement and depth perception are covered. Throughout the unit students are introduced to the clinical and research-based techniques that can be used to measure our ability see the world.

Hurdle requirement

  • Submission, and achieving a pass mark, of a minimum of 4 out of 5 investigative reports - see Assessment task 1

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