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Effective Term:
Summer 2014 through Summer 2017
Course Number:
OMT 210
Course Title:
Advanced Diagnostics
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Course Description

Focuses on more advanced diagnostic procedures including electrophysiology tests, direct ophthalmoscopy, advanced color testing, advanced motility, tonometry and retinoscopy. Addresses microbiology, including specimen collection. Provides overall review in preparation for national certification examination. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Focuses on the technician's role in assisting in the management of preoperative and post operative patients. More advanced ophthalmic procedures included such as ultrasound, potential acuity meter, direct ophthalmoscopy and contrast sensitivity. Specimen collection for the laboratory addressed.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

1. Apply advanced diagnostic procedures knowledge in the clinical setting.
2. Perform and document electrophysiology tests in the clinical setting.
3. Prepare and demonstrate knowledge needed to successfully complete national certification examination.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The instructor will outline the methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a grade at the beginning of the course. Assessment methods may include written and practical examination and laboratory modules. Evaluation of problem solving skills, team work, attendance, laboratory performance and communication skills may also be included. Extra credit will not be available. All laboratory exercises must be completed satisfactorily to achieve a passing grade. Laboratory modules must be turned in on time. Three late laboratory assignments will result in the lowering of the grade by one letter.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • Demonstrate proper examination techniques using a direct ophthalmoscope.
  •  Perform a contrast sensitivity test.
  •  Perform and score a 100-Hue test.
  • Demonstrate proper use of potential acuity meters.
  • Describe glaucoma provocative tests ie. dark room adaptation
  • Electrooculography (EOG/E.O.G.), Electroretinography, VER – explain and define diagnoses which warrant.
  • Advanced motility tests
  • Visual acuity:  Optotype, special situations, ETDRS, EVA
  • Pupil assessment


  • Identify terms and definitions of microbiology.
  • Describe the types of bacteria commonly seen in ophthalmic practice.
  • Describe the ocular viruses.
  • State the methods for collecting cultures and inoculation techniques.
  • List the steps required to obtain a conjunctival culture.
  • List the steps required to obtain a lash margin culture.
  • List the steps required to obtain a corneal/conjunctival scraping.


  •  Minus cylinder


  • Review of all content covered in prior course work in preparation of national certification examination.