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Anatomy constitutes the basis of medical practice and, by extension, of many other health science disciplines. It is essential to have a thorough anatomical understanding in order to identify and interpret situations of pathology and disease in the human body or in any of its organ systems. Observation and visualisation are the primary techniques the student must use to learn Anatomy, as they are the fundamentals of a proper physical examination, either directly or using modern imaging techniques.
Given the profile of the optician optometrist as a healthcare professional, he/she must be able to perform tasks that benefit the health and wellbeing of people's eyes, including the prevention of visual system diseases and the exchange of information with other healthcare professionals. To acquire the relevant skills, it is first necessary to gain a basic knowledge of the human body and specifically of the visual system, which the subject "Human and visual system Anatomy" provides. It is a 6 ECTS core subject, with a total workload of 150 hours, including contact hours (lectures, practice, seminars, etc.) and self-study.
"Human and visual system Anatomy" is taught in the first semester of the first year of the Degree. As a core subject, it is related to other core and compulsory subjects of the syllabus, whose timing must be precisely and coherently coordinated to ensure the acquisition of professional skills for a Graduate in Optics and Optometry. Thus, "Human and visual system Anatomy" is closely related to other first-year subjects, such as "Biochemistry", "Biology" and "Human and visual system Physiology". All of them, globally, offer an integrated vision of the human body organisation and function. "Human and visual system Anatomy" is related, as well, with other subjects taught in later years, such as "Pathology of the human visual system", "Ocular Pathology and public health", "Visual optics", "Optometry" or "Contactology".
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