Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop an understanding of the anatomical and physiological concepts of ocular motility and binocular single vision. Students will also be introduced to strabismus and the sensory consequences of abnormal visual experience. This subject will expand on principles studied in ORT2ORS, providing students with an applied understanding of the principles of refraction, the refractive state of the eye and the near vision complex. Using enquiry-based learning students will learn to apply theoretical concepts to various patient cases. This subject will equip students to progress to the third-year subjects, ORT4CON and ORT5INC.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStuart Keel

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT2ORS and ORT2PVS


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBinocular vision and ocular motility(Available Online Noorden, G K and Campos, E C 20025TH EDN, MOSBY, ST LOUIS
ReadingsDiagnosis and management of ocular motility disordersRecommendedAnsons, A M and Davis, H 20013RD EN, BLACKWELL SCIENCE
ReadingsDuke-Elder's practice of refractionRecommendedAbrams, D 199310TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, NY

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStuart Keel

Class requirements

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


Assessment elementComments%
one 2-hour end of semester written examination50
three 30-minute tests50