BINOCULAR VISION AND REFRACTION

ORT3BVR

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop an understanding of the anatomical and physiological concepts of ocular motility and binocular single vision. Students will also be introduced to strabismus and the sensory consequences of abnormal visual experience. This subject will expand on principles studied in ORT2ORS, providing students with an applied understanding of the principles of refraction, the refractive state of the eye and the near vision complex. Using enquiry-based learning students will learn to apply theoretical concepts to various patient cases. This subject will equip students to progress to the third-year subjects, ORT4CON and ORT5INC.

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 ORT2ORS and ORT2PVS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBinocular vision and ocular motility(Available Online http://telemedicine.orbis.org/bins/content_page.asp?cid=1-2193-2194Recommendedvon Noorden, G K and Campos, E C 20025TH EDN, MOSBY, ST LOUIS
ReadingsDiagnosis and management of ocular motility disordersRecommendedAnsons, A M and Davis, H 20013RD EN, BLACKWELL SCIENCE
ReadingsDuke-Elder's practice of refractionRecommendedAbrams, D 199310TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, NY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recommend and justify an appropriate optical correction of a given refractive error.

Activities:
Based on information provided in lecture materials and practical classes students will build on their knowledge regarding the principles of correcting various refractive errors. Furthermore students will be introduced to objective and subjective refractive techniques. Assessment is via written anwers in end-of-semester exam and mid-semester tests.

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

Activities:
Based on information provided in lecture materials and practical classes students will be introduced to the priciples of ocular muscles and binocular single vision. Assessment is via written anwers in end-of-semester exam and mid-semester tests.

03. Analyse ocular disorders to determine sensory consequences.

Activities:
Based on information provided in lecture materials and practical classes students will be introduced to the sensory consequences that may result from a given ocular disorder. Assessment is via written anwers in end-of-semester exam and mid-semester tests.

04. Review knowledge of refractive error and/or the AC/A ratio to provide solutions to complex problems involving their influence on accommodation and vergence.

Activities:
Based on information provided in lecture materials and workshops students will be introduced to the priciples of how refractive error and AC/A influence accomodation and vergence. Assessment is via written anwers in end-of-semester exam and mid-semester tests.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour end of semester written examination50 01, 02, 03, 04
three 30-minute tests50 01, 02, 03, 04