Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the functional anatomy and neurosciences relevant to orthoptics and the role of the central and peripheral nervous system in sensory and motor function. In this subject, the concepts of human structure and function introduced in HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB will be applied to the head and nervous systems. Emphasis will be placed on developing students' abilities to predict the effects of impaired structure and function. This subject will provide students with foundation knowledge to assist in clinical reasoning, practice and consultation in orthoptics.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJency Thomas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB or equivalent


Incompatible subjects HBS3ANP, HBS3PAN, HBS2ANS

Equivalent subjects HBS2NEU, HBS1APH

Special conditions Subject is only available for students enrolled in BHlthSci/MOrth degree.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readings( Neurosciences for the Study of Communicative Disorders. 4th Ed)PrescribedSubtash C. Bhatnagar.LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Readings(Clinical Anatomy of the Eye. 2nd ed. Malden, MA)PrescribedSnell, R.S. and Lemp M.A.USA: BLACKWELL SCIENCE, 1998.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJency Thomas

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 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.


Assessment elementComments%
One 10-minute on-line test (equivalent to 400 words)12
One 2-hour written examination (equivalent to 2000 words) during semester exam period50
Two 12-minute practical tests (equivalent to 400 words each/per student)13
Two assignments (equivalent to 500 words/student)25