CONCOMITANT STRABISMUS

ORT3CON

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Binocular Vision and Refraction. Students will develop an understanding of the theoretical concepts of aetiology, investigation, diagnosis and management of concominant strabismus and its sensory anomalies. Students will integrate theoretical concepts with practical instrumentation and clinical techniques to apply optical, orthoptic, medical and surgical management for concomitant horizontal deviations, amblyopia, microstrabismus and disorders of the vergence and accommodative systems in an evidence-based medical context. This subject will equip students to proceed to Incominant Strabismus and Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZVSO and must have passed one of the following subjects: ORT3BIV or ORT3BVR OR Must be enrolled in the following course code: HMORT and no other rule applies

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBinocular vision and ocular motility: theory and management of strabismusRecommendedVan Noordern, G & Campos, E 20026TH EDN, MOSBY, ST LOUIS.
ReadingsDiagnosis and management of ocular motility disordersPrescribedAnsons, A & Davis, H 20013RD EDN, BLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate initiative and judgement to develop clinical investigations for concomitant strabismus

Activities:
This learning outcome is achieved with (i) online activities, (ii) enquiry/case based learning activities and (iii) practical classes

02. Synthesise and analyse appropriate information to differentially diagnose concomitant strabismus

Activities:
This learning outcome is achieved with (i) online activities and (ii) enquiry/case based learning activities

03. Develop an evidence based management plan appropriate for concomitant strabismus

Activities:
This learning outcome is achieved with (i) online activities and (ii) enquiry/case based learning activities

04. Clearly and coherently communicate a diagnosis and clinical management plan to a patient

Activities:
This learning outcome is achieved with (i) enquiry/case based learning activities and (ii) practical classes

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online learning activities equivalent to a 1.5 hour lecture"

WorkShop Week: 18 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 15
One 1.5 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 12 - 15
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes to be scheduled in HS2 315-6"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 15-minute practical examination (equiv 750 words)Hurdle requirement: must be passed in order to gain a pass in this subject20 01, 02, 04
three 30-minute tests (equiv 1500 words)40 01, 02, 03
one 1.5 hour written test (equiv 1500 words)40 01, 03, 02