NEURO OPHTHALMOLOGY

ORT3NEO

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will build on concepts learned in Ocular Physiology and Vision Science, and Clinical Anatomy and Neurosciences. You will utilise their knowledge about the human visual system in order to identify, examine and diagnose a lesion in the pathway of a patient and predict the likely site of a lesion along the visual pathway based on a series of patient symptoms and signs. Using an enquiry based learning program; you will integrate theoretical concepts with practical instrumentation and clinical techniques to interpret clinical findings for the diagnosis and management of retinal or neuro-ophthalmic visual field defects. This subject will equip you 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 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT2PVS This subject introduces important concepts of the human visual pathway and system which are built upon in ORT3NEO.

Co-requisites ORT3OPM This subject teaches students about ocular pathology which should be learned concurrently with ORT3NEO so it can be contextualised.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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 pathway

Activities:
Lecture materials and resources
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

02. Select and accurately perform a variety of visual field test appropriate to patient requirements dependent on their presenting symptoms, signs and condition.

Activities:
Lecture materials and resources, workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

03. Clearly communicate, instruct and monitor a patient with a retinal or neurological complaint during their assessment, and adapt the visual field test process as required, to achieve the most reliable results.

Activities:
Lecture materials and resources, workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

04. Record and interpret test findings and report the patient results verbally and in writing to the patient and colleagues using contextually sensitive terminology.

Activities:
Lecture materials and resources, workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Determine the likely site of a retinal pathway lesion based on the visual field defect to select appropriate further testing, management and urgency.

Activities:
Lecture materials and resources, workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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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-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
4x 30 min formative online test, after each topic40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
1x group case-study practical assignment, equivalent to 1000 words per group member30 03, 04
1x 1 hour case-study online test30 05