CONCOMITANT STRABISMUS

ORT4CON

2015

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.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

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

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.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an appropriate use and application of discipline specific instrumentation to investigate concomitant strabismus, retinal correspondence, sensory adaptations and binocular functions

Activities:
This learning outcome is achieved with (i) online activities, (ii) enquiry/case based learning activities and (iii) practical classes

02. Integrate information obtained from a case history and the results of a clinical investigation to differentially diagnose concomitant strabismus

Activities:
This learning outcome is achieved with (i) online activities and (ii) enquiry/case based learning activities

03. Using the best available evidence, devise a management plan and explain the prognosis for a patient diagnosed with concomitant strabismus

Activities:
This learning outcome is achieved with (i) online activities and (ii) enquiry/case based learning activities

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online learning activities equivalent to a 1.5 hour lecture"

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10-minute practical examinationHurdle requirement: must be passed in order to gain a pass in this subject15 01, 02
one 2-hour end-of-semester written examinationHurdle requirement: must be passed in order to gain a pass in this subject55 01, 02, 03
two 30-minute mid-semester written tests30 01, 03, 02