NEURO OPHTHALMOLOGY

ORT3NEO

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will build on concepts covered in the subjects Ocular Physiology and Vision Science and Clinical Anatomy and Neurosciences. You will utilize and apply your knowledge about the human visual system in order to identify, examine and diagnose a visual field defect and predict the likely site of a lesion along the visual pathway based on a series of patient symptoms and signs. You will integrate theoretical concepts with practical instrumentation and clinical techniques to interpret clinical findings for the diagnosis and management of retinal or neuro-ophthalmic visual field defects. This subject will equip you to progress to the Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZVSO and must have passed ORT2PVS OR admission into HMORT - Master of Orthoptics where no other rule applies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNeurological Differential DiagnosisRecommendedPatten, J. 1997SPRINGER-VERLAG,GREAT BRITAIN
ReadingsThe Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival GuideRecommendedPane, A., Burdon, M., Miller, N.R. 2007MOSBY, EDINBURGH

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Independently plan and perform an assessment of a patient with a neurological disorder to determine the integrity of their visual pathway

Activities:
Lecture materials, resources and practicums

02. Select and accurately perform a variety of visual field test appropriate to patient requirements dependent on their presenting symptoms, signs and condition.

Activities:
Lecture materials, resources, workshops and practicums

03. Clearly communicate, instruct and monitor a patient with a retinal or neurological complaint during their assessment, and adapt the visual field test process as required, to achieve the most reliable results.

Activities:
Lecture materials, resources, workshops and practicums

04. Record and interpret test findings and report the patient results verbally and in writing to the patient and colleagues using contextually sensitive terminology.

Activities:
Lecture materials, resources, workshops and practicums

05. Determine the likely site of a retinal pathway lesion based on the visual field defect to select appropriate further testing, management and urgency.

Activities:
Lecture materials, resources, workshops and practicums

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 12 - 17
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practicals will run during weeks 12 through to 17 only. Workshops that involve "all" students for all other weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three 45-minute in class tests (2,250-words equivalent total)45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 15-minute practicum (750-words equivalent)Hurdle requirement: clinical competencies are assessed in this subject and are required to practice.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 4,000-word group case study assignment1,000-words per student30 02, 04