NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY AND EYE MOVEMENT CONTROL

ORT4NEM

2015

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.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

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 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

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Independently plan and perform an assessment of a patient with a neurological disorder to determine the integrity of their visual system.

Activities:
Lecture material Practical sessions

02. Work collaboratively in teams to accurately perform and explain, a variety of tests used in the neuro-ophthalmic setting, including assessment of the visual field, pupils, colour vision and eye movement control.

Activities:
Lecture material Practical sessions Videos made available via library catalogue

03. Defend and evaluate your selection of investigative methods for a given patient.

Activities:
Lecture material Practical sessions Recommended texts

04. Instruct and monitor a patient with a neurological complaint during their assessment, and adapt or revise the test process as required, to achieve the most reliable results.

Activities:
Lecture material Practical sessions Videos made available via library catalogue

05. Record, interpret and synthesise test findings, and develop a summary of the patients's results and be able to report results verbally and in writing to the patient and colleagues using contextually sensitive terminology.

Activities:
Lecture material Practical sessions

06. Differentially diagnose the patient with a neuro-ophthalmic disorder, to inform further testing or review management and their urgency.

Activities:
Lecture material Workshop material Journal articles Recommended texts Videos made available via library catalogue

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 10-minute practicumHurdle requirement: Students must obtain a pass in this assessment to receive an overall pass in this subject20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour written examinationHurdle requirement: Students must obtain a pass in this assessment to receive an overall pass in this subject60 03, 05, 06
One 45-minute in class test20 03, 05, 06