HUMAN VISION AND FUNCTION
Credit points: 15
In this subject you will be provided with an introduction to the human visual system, in order to explore the local and international sociological impacts of diseases of the eye and decreased visual function. Normal function is presented by explaining characteristics of light as an electromagnetic energy spectrum; the anatomy and physiology of the eye; visual pathways to the brain, and finally 3D perception and visual coordination. Some vision measurements are described so that impact of decreased vision can be explored, particularly in relation to day to day sedentary (e.g. reading) or physical (e.g. sports) activities. The five major eye diseases affecting populations globally are discussed. These include refractive error (the need for corrective lenses/glasses), cataract, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and age- related macular degeneration. An overview of the medical (drug) and surgical treatment and management of these diseases are presented using patient case scenarios.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorNatalia Kelly
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
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Special conditionsStudents from outside of the School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport may enrol in this subject.
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Lecture Notes Ophthalmology
AuthorJames, B., Bron, A., Parulekar, M.V
PublisherJOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatalia Kelly
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
One 1250 word individual written assignmentSubmitted electronically
Three 50-minute online tests (2500 words equivalentTests are online and each test relates to each of the 3 topics presented as part of the online learning in this subject. Topic 1:how the eye works; Topic 2: understanding vision and topic 3: Vision in real life. Online tests will comprise a combination of multiple choice, true/false, insert word or short answer questions.
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