HUMAN VISION AND FUNCTION

ORT1HVF

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNatalia Kelly

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Special conditionsStudents from outside of the School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport may enrol in this subject.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Lecture Notes Ophthalmology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJames, B., Bron, A., Parulekar, M.V

Year2016

Edition/Volume12th EDN

PublisherJOHN WILEY AND SONS LTD

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain how the normal eye and brain enable perception of objects.
02. Document, describe and perform measurement of visual function.
03. Describe common eye diseases as deviations from normal function.
04. Discuss the sociological implications for individuals with decreased vision.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatalia Kelly

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1250 word individual written assignmentSubmitted electronically

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3