LOW VISION REHABILITATION

ORT5LVR

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop skills to assess and manage a patient with low vision. Students will extend knowledge gained from ophthalmic pathology subjects and use an enquiry-based learning program to explore the main causes of vision impairment, the psychosocial impact of vision loss and the principles of low vision rehabilitation. Knowledge about the role of the orthoptist in a multidisciplinary low vision team will also be gained. Students will study various techniques for managing low vision patients including prescribing optical and non-optical devices. This subject will equip students to progress to the Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT4EYS or ORT4NEM and ORT4AOD or ORT4OID

Co-requisites ORT5OMT

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLow vision rehabilitationRecommendedSheiman, Sheiman & Whittaker 2007SLACK INC.
ReadingsVision loss in older adultsRecommendedCrocker-Houde, S (ed) 2007SPRINGER PUB CO.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Determine likely functional vision impairment by using your advanced theoretical knowledge of an ocular disease.

Activities:
Online learning materials, lectures, reading and case studies, supported by face to face workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

02. Research and apply established theories to analyse the barriers that prevent or limit access to low vision services and utilise problem solving to provide strategies to overcome these barriers.

Activities:
Online learning materials, lectures, reading and case studies, supported by face to face workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

03. Analyse, synthesis and and integrate the results of a low vision assessment to inform management strategies.

Activities:
Online learning materials, lectures, reading and case studies, supported by face to face workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

04. Evaluate ocular pathology to design and implement an appropriate low vision rehabilitation management strategy.

Activities:
Online learning materials, lectures, reading and case studies, supported by face to face workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

05. Utilising self-reflection and your expert judgement, evaluate the effectiveness of an implemented low vision intervention appropriate to your patient.

Activities:
Online learning materials, lectures, reading and case studies, supported by face to face workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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