LOW VISION REHABILITATION
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will develop skills to assess and manage a patient with low vision. Students will extend knowledge gained from ophthalmic pathology subjects and use an enquiry-based learning program to explore the main causes of vision impairment, the psychosocial impact of vision loss and the principles of low vision rehabilitation. Knowledge about the role of the orthoptist in a multidisciplinary low vision team will also be gained. Students will study various techniques for managing low vision patients including prescribing optical and non-optical devices. This subject will equip students to progress to the Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites ORT4NEM and ORT4OID
Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Low vision rehabilitation||Recommended||Sheiman, Sheiman & Whittaker 2007||SLACK INC.|
|Readings||Vision loss in older adults||Recommended||Crocker-Houde, S (ed) 2007||SPRINGER PUB CO.|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via online.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 1-hour examination||50|
|one 2,000-word group assignment||50|