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Course Catalog 2014-2015

SGN-51506 Human Visual System, 5 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies

Person responsible

Heikki Forsvik, Ville Voipio


Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer Implementations Lecture times and places

 6 h/per
 20 h/week



SGN-51506 2014-01 Thursday 16 - 18 , TB222


4 cr: Final exam: - exam material is given during the course - written exam, at least 50 % required for passing +1 cr: Oral presentation: - oral presentation (20 min + 10 min discussion) - written handout (max. 2 pages) - done as an individual or in pairs - may change the grade by +/-1

Learning Outcomes

The student understands the functioning of the human visual system in such a way that he can apply this knowledge to the presentation of images to human users.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Anatomy of the eye.     
2. Physiology of the eye.     
3. Optics and Refraction.     
4. Various eye evaluation methods in ophthalmology and major eye pathologies.      
5. Group presentations: 1. Photopic vision 2. Scotopic vision 3. Stereo perception and 4. Eye movements      

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

Student can show that one has the basic knowledge about human visual systems anatomy and physiology, by drawing the system and describing the functions. Student can show that one has the basic understanding of the optics of the eye and various lens correction possibilities, by drawing pictures and giving practical examples. Student can show that one understands the basics of the colour and three dimensional picture formation in human visual system, by drawing and giving examples. Student can show that one has basic knowledge of the ophthalmic imaging modalities, by drawing and listing various possibilities and comparing they benefits and lacks. Student can show that one has basic knowledge of the major eye pathologies, with drawings and listing them. Course is evaluated by the final exam. Oral group presentation (written also and shared to all) has to be done in order to pass the course. It has no effect on the course grade.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Edition, availability, ... Examination material Language
Book   Ophthalmology   Yanoff and Duker         No    English  
Lecture slides     HF & VV       Lecture slides are on the Moodle page   Yes    English  

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Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
SGN-51506 Human Visual System, 5 cr SGN-3637 Human Visual System, 4-5 cr  

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SGN-51506 2014-01        

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