CLINICAL REFRACTION

ORT4REF

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Optics and Refractive State. Students will broaden their understanding of disorders of optical properties of  the eye and will develop an understanding of the method of investigation required to assess various refractive errors and interpret the clinical results obtained in order to formulate differential diagnoses and recommend action.  Students will integrate theoretical concepts taught with practical instrumentation sessions. 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 StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZVSO and have passed ORT3OPM, ORT3NEO and ORT3BIV OR admission into HMORT - Master of Orthoptics

Co-requisites ORT4AOD and ORT4OPP

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
ReadingsManual for eye examination and diagnosisRecommendedLeitman, M 20077TH EDN, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, UNITED KINGDOM.
ReadingsDuke-Elder's Practice of RefractionRecommendedAbrams, D 199310TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, NY
ReadingsClinical Ophthalmology: A systematic approachRecommendedKanski, J 20076TH EDN, ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES, UNITED KINGDOM.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Select and justify an appropriate set of tests to investigate a given set of signs and symptoms of a given refractive error.

Activities:
Students will be presented with clinical refractive error scenarios in order to develop their skills in determining the most appropriate investigative techniques required. This will be assessed via written responses in end-of-semester examination and practical examinations.

02. Obtain reliable and reproducible results when using a given investigative instrument or attest of a given refractive error.

Activities:
Students will develop their practical skills using several investigative refractive techniques in order to achieve a reproducible result. This will be assessed via practical examinations.

03. Determine and justify appropriate investigative techniques for use in assessing a patient, based on subjective and objective patient presentation, and use initiative to adapt these as needed during assessment as results are obtained.

Activities:
Based on information presented in lectures and practical classes students will build on their knowledge regarding appropriate assessment techniques and differential diagnosis. This will be assessed via written responses in end-of-semester examination and practical exams.

04. Synthesise knowledge of optical properties of the eye and interpret and integrate a set of results to formulate a diagnosis and recommend action.

Activities:
Students will be presented with a set of clinical results in order to develop their skills in formulating diagnosis and action required. This will be assessed via written responses in end-of-semester examination and practical exams.

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