EYE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

ORT1EAP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will study the anatomy and physiology of the internal and external structures of the eye, including the physiology of intraocular pressure, accommodation and pupil responses. The process of visual image formation will be explored in terms of specific aspects of retinal anatomy and physiology introducing students to the concepts of visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and colour vision. The anatomy of the visual pathway from retina to cortex and its relationship to basic visual defects will be introduced as part of this subject.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into the Bachelor of Orthoptics (Honours) HHOR

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Equivalent subjectsORT2PVS

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Visual perception: a clinical orientation

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AuthorSteven H Schwarz.

Year2017

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PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education

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Clinical anatomy of the visual system

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AuthorLee Ann Remington

Year2014

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Visual fields via the visual pathway

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AuthorFiona J Rowe

Year2006

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PublisherBlackwell Science

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Define and correctly use anatomical and physiological terms as they relate to the eye
02. Describe the normal structure and function of the eye and the anatomical organisation including the clear media and internal and external structures
03. Discuss the relationship of ocular anatomy and physiology to sight
04. Describe the processes underpinning normal visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and colour vision
05. Describe the normal visual pathway from the eye to the visual cortex and use correct terminology to describe basic visual field loss resulting from a lesion in the pathway

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2 x 45 minute test (1500 words equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
1x group task (500 words per student equiv) Students will work in teams of 4 to build a 3D representation of the visual pathway.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5
1x 2 hour examination (2000 words equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5