TOPT-­‐V201 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye (3 cr.) – Fall 2017

Nikole Himebaugh, O.D., Ph.D.

TOPT– V201

Fall 2017, Lecture M 2:00–2:50pm LC #4368, room 111 OPT

Lab M 12:00–1:50 pm LB #4369 or Th 9:00–10:50 am LB# 8328, room 102 OPT

This course provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the human visual system, with particular emphasis on the anatomy of the eye and visual pathway. The structural relationships between the eye  and its associated anatomy (bony orbit, extraocular muscles, afferent neural pathway, and both neural and vascular input) will be examined to reveal the integrated structure-­‐ function relationships for the visual system.

Laboratory exercises include microscopic study of the monkey eye, dissection of a mammalian eye, examination of the human skull and brain, and direct examination of the human eye.

This is an introductory course. There is no prerequisite for this course. The course is targeted at freshmen or sophomore level students who have a general interest in biology, anatomy, and those who might be considering a career in the health care field. This course satisfies the Breadth Of Inquiry:  Natural  and Mathematical Sciences requirement in the IU Bloomington General Education Common Ground curriculum.