The course aims to enable the student to learn and understand through lectures and interactive practices, the full knowledge of the basic mechanisms of the extrinsic ocular motility, the anatomical and physiological bases of binocular vision, the principles of operation and use of major diagnostic testing in physiological conditions and in diseases of the visual system that is most commonly encountered in clinical practice. It also provides the basic elements for the interpretation of these methods. in order to allow the student the ability to use the knowledge and understanding gained in executing these methods in an autonomous way.
The student at the end of the course, using the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology and psychology previously acquired must demonstrate knowledge and understanding about the basic mechanisms of the extrinsic ocular motility, the anatomical and physiological bases of binocular vision, principles determination of refractive defects, their correction, and the measurement of visual acuity.
The student also applying the knowledge and understanding acquired, shall be able, even collaborating with other professionals, to be able to conduct assessments of refraction and visual acuity in autonomy.