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Eye Anatomy and Physiology I

Code 12498
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Biomedical Sciences
Entry requirements -
Learning outcomes Provide students with a detailed knowledge of the anatomy and ocular physiology of the anterior pole. At the end of this curricular unit the student must know and describe the embryonic system of the different structures of the ocular system and the ocular vascular system. It should be able to describe and locate the structures associated with the eyeball, recognize the anatomical and functional relationships between them and interrelate them. It should also be able to apply techniques of exploration of the anterior pole of the eyeball and annexes.
Syllabus (1) Ocular embryology; (2) orbits, (3) ocular annexes (extraocular muscles, eyelids and tear system); (6) conjunctiva, (7) cornea, (8) sclera, (9) iridocorneal angle and anterior chamber, (10) iris, (11) pupil, posterior chamber and aqueous humor, (12) ciliar body, (13) crystalline and zonula; (14) ocular exploration techniques of the anterior pole (biomicroscopy and evaluation of the diagnostic positions of the eye).
Main Bibliography - Kronfeld, P. C. (2014). The gross anatomy and embryology of the eye. The eye, 1, 1-66.
- Land, M. F. (1999). The human eye: Structure and function. Nature Medicine, 5(11), 1229-1229.
- Volpe, N. J. (2004). Adler's physiology of the eye: clinical application.
- Kaas, J. H. (2004). The evolution of the visual system in primates. The visual neurosciences, 2, 1563-1572.
- Davson, H. (2012). Physiology of the Eye. Elsevier.
- Paulsen, F., & Wasche, J. (2013). Sobotta-Atlas of Human Anatomy, General anatomy and musculoskeletal system. Naklada Slap.
- Drake, R., Vogl, A. W., & Mitchell, A. W. (2014). Gray's anatomy for students. Elsevier Health Sciences.
- Garharta, C., & Lakshminarayananb, V. (2015). Anatomy of the Eye.
- Smerdon, D. (2000). Anatomy of the eye and orbit. Current Anaesthesia & Critical Care, 11(6), 286-292.
- Ledford, J.K.; Sanders, V.N.; (1998) The Slit Lamp Primer, (1º edição), Slack Incorperated - U.S.A.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The content development will be carried out based on a theoretical approach through the presentation of the program contents in digital support, as well as through the transmission of knowledge of a theoretical and practical nature using laboratories. The student will be evaluated through theoretical and practical tests.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2016-06-09

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