Course Number & Name:  BIO 125 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Acceptance into the Vision Care program
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: This course will build from a basic overview of human anatomy and physiology to a specific focus on the anatomy and physiology of the eye. Emphasis will be placed on embryological development of the eye, exploration of the normal structure and function of ocular tissue and their interrelationship with other systems and how the eye relates to contact lenses. Considerations will be given to anatomical abnormalities and pathophysiology of the visual system. Laboratory demonstrations will include: eye dissection, examination of pathological processes, visual testing and visual perception experimentation.

This course is open only to students in the Vision Care Technology Program.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. recognize, describe and identify the different types of ocular pathologies;
  2. label and discuss various parts of the anatomy of the eye; and
  3. describe the physiology of the human eye and cellular biology.
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