BINOCULAR VISION AND REFRACTION
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites ORT2ORS and ORT2PVS
Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Binocular vision and ocular motility(Available Online http://telemedicine.orbis.org/bins/content_page.asp?cid=1-2193-2194||Recommended||von Noorden, G K and Campos, E C 2002||5TH EDN, MOSBY, ST LOUIS|
|Readings||Diagnosis and management of ocular motility disorders||Recommended||Ansons, A M and Davis, H 2001||3RD EN, BLACKWELL SCIENCE|
|Readings||Duke-Elder's practice of refraction||Recommended||Abrams, D 1993||10TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, NY|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Recommend and justify an appropriate optical correction of a given refractive error.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis
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.
|one 2-hour end of semester written examination||50||01, 02, 03, 04|
|three 30-minute tests||50||01, 02, 03, 04|