EYE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

ORT1EAP

2020

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.



SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects ORT2PVS

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical anatomy of the visual systemPrescribedLee Ann Remington, 2014 (3rd ed)ELESVIER
ReadingsVisual perception: a clinical orientationPrescribedSteven H Schwarz. 2017McGraw-Hill Education
ReadingsVisual fields via the visual pathwayPrescribedFiona J Rowe, 2006Blackwell Science

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Define and correctly use anatomical and physiological terms as they relate to the eye

Activities:
Combination of lectures, workshop, online resources and anatomical models

02. Describe the normal structure and function of the eye and the anatomical organisation including the clear media and internal and external structures

Activities:
Combination of lectures, workshop, online resources and anatomical models

03. Discuss the relationship of ocular anatomy and physiology to sight

Activities:
Combination of lectures, workshops and reading resources

04. Describe the processes underpinning normal visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and colour vision

Activities:
Combination of lectures, workshops and reading resources

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

Activities:
Combination of lectures, workshops and reading resources

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 45 minute test (1500 words equiv)40 01, 02, 03
1x group task (500 words per student equiv)Students will work in teams of 4 to build a 3D representation of the visual pathway.10 05
1x 2 hour examination (2000 words equiv)50 02, 03, 04, 05