INCOMITANT STRABISMUS

ORT4INC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will build on concepts presented in Binocular Vision, Concomitant Strabismus and Neuro-ophthalmology and Eye Movement Systems. Students will develop an understanding of the aetiology, investigation, diagnosis, and management of incomitant strabismus and associated sensory consequences. Students will integrate theoretical concepts with practical instrumentation and clinical techniques to apply optical, orthoptic, medical and surgical management for various types of strabismus in an evidence based medical context with multidisciplinary provisions (incorporating ophthalmology, neurology, radiology and endocrinology). This subject will equip students to progress to the Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HZVSO or HMORT and must have passed one of the following subjects: ORT3CON or ORT4CON

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
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 appropriate clinical investigations and strategies for incomitant strabismus and the related sensory consequences

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved with (i) online activities, (ii) enquiry/case based classroom discussions and (iii) clinical prac classes

02. Synthesise and analyse clinical data to provide a differential diagnosis for incomitant strabismus.

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved with (i) online activities, (ii) enquiry/case based classroom discussions and (iii) clinical prac classes

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

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved with (i) online activities and (ii) enquiry/case based classroom discussions

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

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved with (i) enquiry/case based classroom discussions and (ii) clinical prac classes

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 39
One 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via online.
"Online activities are undertaken over a 9 week period"

WorkShop Week: 35 - 39
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 32 - 34
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 34
One 1.5 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 15-minute practical examination (equiv 750 words)Hurdle requirement: Students must pass this assessment in order to obtain an overall pass in this subject20 01, 02, 04
one 2-hour written examination (equiv 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03
three 30 minute written tests (equiv 1500 words)30 01, 02, 03