EYE MOVEMENT SYSTEMS

ORT4EYS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Clinical Anatomy and Neurosciences and Neuro-ophthalmology. Students will broaden their understanding of disorders of the afferent and efferent visual pathways. Within this context, cortical and subcortical control, pathways and functions of the different types of eye movement systems will be studied in detail. Students will integrate theoretical concepts and clinical techniques to interpret clinical findings for the diagnosis and management of  eye movement disorders. This subject will equip students 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 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course HZVSO and have passed ORT3NEO OR admission into HMORT - Master of Orthoptics.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in HZVSO - Bachelor of Applied Sciences/Master of Orthoptics or HMORT - Master of Orthoptics

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
ReadingsThe Neurology of Eye MovementRecommendedLeigh, J., Zee, D.S. 2006OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD

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 eye movement systems.

Activities:
Lecture material Workshop & Practical sessions

03. Defend and evaluate your selection of investigative methods for a given patient.

Activities:
Lecture material Workshop & Practical sessions Recommended texts

04. Technical and communication skills to assess a patient with a neurological disorder and to adapt and revise the test process as required, to achieve the most reliable results.

Activities:
Lecture material Workshop/Practical sessions Videos made available via library catalogue

05. Record, interpret and synthesise test findings, and develop a summary of the patient's results and be able to report results verbally and in writing to the patient and colleagues using contextually sensitive terminology.

Activities:
Lecture material Workshop/Practical sessions

06. Differentially diagnose the patient with an eye movement disorder, to inform further testing or review management and their urgency.

Activities:
Lecture material Workshop material Journal articles Recommended texts Videos made available via library catalogue

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 20-minute practicum (equivalent 1000 words)20 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour written examination (equivalent 2000 words)50 03, 05, 06
Two 45-minute in class tests (equivalent 1500 words)30 03, 05, 06