Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will extend concepts presented in Ocular Physiology and Vision Science. Students will be introduced to concepts in microbiology and its role in ocular pathology. Using an enquiry-based learning program, students will develop an understanding of infection, inflammation, developmental, congenital, genetic, degenerative, neoplastic, toxic, traumatic and vascular disorders and the progression of these ocular conditions in terms of the changes in the normal anatomy and/or physiology of the eye. This subject will equip students to progress to the opthalmic investigation, diagnosis and management subjects.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT2ORS and ORT2PVS and HBS2CAN or equivalent.

Co-requisites HBS3PAP or equivalent and ORT3BVR.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical ophthalmology a systematic approachPrescribedKanski, J & Bowling, B 20117TH EDN, ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES, UNITED KINGDOM.
ReadingsLecture Notes OphthalmologyRecommendedJames, B, Chew, C, Bron, A 200710TH EDN, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, UNITED KINGDOM.

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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-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Thirty three 1.5 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 34 - 43
Fourteen 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
five 45-minute in class multiple choice/short answer quizzes65
one 1-hour in class multiple choice Microbiology test15
one 90-minute image based multiple choice end of semester test20