Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT3OPH or ORT3OPM and ORT3BVR OR admission into HMORT - Master of Orthoptics.

Co-requisites ORT4OID and ORT4CON and ORT4OPP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNeurological Differential DiagnosisRecommendedPatten, J. 1997SPRINGER-VERLAG, GREAT BRITAIN
ReadingsThe Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival GuideRecommendedPane, A., Burdon, M., Miller, N.R. 2007MOSBY, EDINBURGH
ReadingsThe Neurology of Eye MovementRecommendedLeigh, J., Zee, D.S. 2006OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD

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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-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 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 practicum20
One 2-hour written examination60
One 45-minute in class test20