OCULAR PHYSIOLOGY & VISION SCIENCE
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will study the physiology and anatomy of the internal structures of the eye including the physiology of intraocular pressure and accommodation. The process of visual image formation will be discussed in terms of specific aspects of retinal anatomy and physiology. The anatomy of the visual pathway from retina to cortex and its relationship to visual field defects will be introduced. Students will be introduced to the clinical procedures used to investigate the integrity of vision and the visual pathway.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB and must be admitted into one of the following courses HZVSO or HZHORT
Co-requisitesHBS2CAN AND ORT2ORS
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Visual Fields via the Visual Pathway.
PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING. UNITED KINGDOM.
Orthoptic Clinical Essentials Pack
Clinical Anatomy of the Visual System
AuthorLee Ann Remington
Visual Perception: A Clinical Orientation.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic
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.
PracticalWeek: 21 - 22
One 2.00 h practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students attend a 1x 2 hour practical in weeks 21 and 22
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.
|One 2-hour written examination (2000 word equiv)||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|One 20-minute practicum (1000 word equiv) Students are required to perform a clinical test of contrast sensitivity or colour vision, record and interpret the findings to patients in appropriate language.||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|One 45-minute unit test (750 word equiv)||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1|
|One group task (500word equiv / student) Students work in groups of 5 to physically build a 3D representation of the visual pathway using any materials of their choice eg. plasticine, pipe cleaners, cardboard etc. The time required for this task is approximately.30 mins per group member).||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4|