Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with the fundamental physiological principals of ocular movement and binocular single vision. Using an enquiry based learning program, students will develop an understanding of the general characteristics of binocular single vision and of the sensory consequences of the abnormal visual experience. The characteristics of strabismus and the relationship between accommodation and strabismus will also be introduced.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS2CAN, ORT2ORS


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDiagnosis and Management of Ocular Motility Disorders, 4th EditionPrescribedAlec M. Ansons, Helen Davis, 2014Wiley

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Synthesize knowledge to clearly explain the physiology and principles of ocular movement and binocular single vision.

Online activities, Lectures, Workshops

02. Analyse ocular disorders to determine sensory consequences

Online activities, Lectures, Workshops

03. Provide solutions to complex problems involving the influence of accommodation on vergence and strabismus

Online activities, Lectures, Workshops

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.5 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Each week will consist of 3 hours of face-to-face lectures and/or workshops"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two 20 minute on-line quizzesThere will be 4 on-line formative quizzes and the two best results will be used.20 01, 02, 03
1.5 hour written test during semester40 01, 02, 03
1.5 hour written test during semester 1 exam period40 01, 02, 03