Seeing the World: Perspectives from Vision Science
6 Units of Credit6 UOC
Academic Item Menu
After completing this course, you will never see the world the same way again. This course provides an overview of how the eyes and brain work together to enable visual perception. The overview includes an introduction to the structure and function of the human eye and visual brain. You will also learn about the professional pathways open to vision scientists and optometrists and how discoveries in optometry and vision science are used to improve vision and combat disease. The course also builds the graduate attributes required by vision scientists and optometrists by providing an introduction to research and communication skills including critical thinking, statistics, collaborative research and group presentation. It is the first course in the vision science major in the science or advanced science programs and in the optometry program.
Assumed Knowledge: HSC Mathematics is assumed knowledge. HSC Physics is recommended knowledge. Bridging Courses are available to students entering UNSW; these courses usually run in January - February, before the start of Semester 1. Students who do not have the appropriate assumed or recommended knowledge are strongly advised to undertake the relevant Bridging Course/s, or other appropriate preparation.
Please note that the University reserves the right to vary student fees in line with relevant legislation. This fee information is provided as a guide and more specific information about fees, including fee policy, can be found on the fee website.
For advice about fees for courses with a fee displayed as "Not Applicable", including some Work Experience and UNSW Canberra at ADFA courses, please contact the relevant Faculty.
Where a Commonwealth Supported Students fee is displayed, it does not guarantee such places are available.