EYE MOVEMENT SYSTEMS

ORT4EYS

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Clinical Anatomy and Neurosciences and Neuro-ophthalmology. Students will broaden their 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 be studied in detail. Students will integrate theoretical concepts and clinical techniques to interpret clinical findings for the diagnosis and management of eye movement disorders. This subject will equip students to progress to the Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects. 



SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course HZVSO or HMORT and have passed: ORT3NEO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival GuideRecommendedPane, A., Miller, N.R.,Burdon, M. 20182ND ED. ELSEVIER, CHINA
ReadingsThe Neurology of Eye MovementRecommendedLeigh, J., Zee, D.S. 20155TH ED. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD
ReadingsNeurological Differential DiagnosisRecommendedPatten, J. 19962ND ED. SPRINGER-VERLAG, GREAT BRITAINND ED. SPRINGER-VERLAG, GREAT BRITAIN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Independently plan and perform assessments of patients with neurological disorder to determine the integrity of their eye movement systems.

Activities:
Lecture material and workshops.

02. Evaluate and justify investigative methods for patients.

Activities:
Lecture material and workshops. Recommended reading.

03. Adapt technical and communication skills to assess patients with neurological disorder to achieve reliable results.

Activities:
Lecture material and workshops. Recommended online videos.

04. Record and interpret test findings, including the synthesis of patient summaries, and report results verbally and in writing, to patients and colleagues using contextually sensitive terminology.

Activities:
Lecture material and workshops.

05. Differentially diagnose patients with eye movement disorders, to inform further testing and review management and its urgency.

Activities:
Lecture material and workshops. Recommended reading and online videos.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 39
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 39
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 20-minute clinical case-based assessment (equivalent 1000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2-hour written examination (equivalent 2000 words)50 02, 04, 05
Two 45 minute in class tests (equivalent 1500 words)30 02, 04, 05