CONCOMITANT STRABISMUS

ORT4CON

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Binocular Vision and Refraction. Students will develop an understanding of the theoretical concepts of aetiology, investigation, diagnosis and management of concominant strabismus and its sensory anomalies. Using an enquiry-based learning program, students will integrate theoretical concepts with practical instrumentation and clinical techniques to apply optical, orthoptic, medical and surgical management for concomitant horizontal deviations, amblyopia, microstrabismus and disorders of the vergence and accommodative systems in an evidence-based medical context. This subject will equip students to proceed to Incominant Strabismus and Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT3BVR OR admission into HMORT - Master of Orthoptics.

Co-requisites ORT4NEM and ORT4OPP and ORT4OID

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBinocular vision and ocular motility: theory and management of strabismusPrescribedVan Noordern, G & Campos, E 20026TH EDN, MOSBY, ST LOUIS.
ReadingsDiagnosis and management of ocular motility disordersPrescribedAnsons, A & Davis, H 20013RD EDN, BLACKWELL SCIENCE, OXFORD.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 10
Two 1.5 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 15 - 22
Three 1.5 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 11 - 13
Two 1.5 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 10
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 10-minute practical examinationHurdle requirement: must be passed in order to gain a pass in this subject15
one 2-hour end-of-semester written examinationHurdle requirement: must be passed in order to gain a pass in this subject55
two 30-minute mid-semester written tests30