NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY AND EYE MOVEMENT CONTROL
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Ocular Physiology and Vision Science, and Clinical Anatomy and Neurosciences. Students will develop an understanding of disorders of the afferent and efferent visual pathways. Within this context, cortical and subcortical control, pathways and functions of the different types of eye movement systems will also be investigated. Using an enquiry based learning program; students will integrate theoretical concepts with practical instrumentation and clinical techniques to interpet clinical findings for the diagnosis and management of neuro-ophthalmic disorders. This subject will equip students to progress to the Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites ORT3OPH or ORT3OPM and ORT3BVR OR admission into HMORT - Master of Orthoptics.
Co-requisites ORT4OID and ORT4CON and ORT4OPP
Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Neurological Differential Diagnosis||Recommended||Patten, J. 1997||SPRINGER-VERLAG, GREAT BRITAIN|
|Readings||The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide||Recommended||Pane, A., Burdon, M., Miller, N.R. 2007||MOSBY, EDINBURGH|
|Readings||The Neurology of Eye Movement||Recommended||Leigh, J., Zee, D.S. 2006||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 10-minute practicum||20|
|One 2-hour written examination||60|
|One 45-minute in class test||20|