OCULAR PHYSIOLOGY & VISION SCIENCE

ORT2PVS

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB and must be admitted into one of the following courses HZVSO or HZHORT.

Co-requisites ORT2ORS and HBS2CAN

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVisual Perception: A Clinical Orientation.PrescribedSchwartz, S.H. 2017 4th editionMCGRAW-HILL. USA.
ReadingsVisual Fields via the Visual Pathway.RecommendedRowe F. 2006BLACKWELL PUBLISHING. UNITED KINGDOM. 2006.
Discipline SpecificOrthoptic Clinical Essentials PackPrescribedOrthoptics Australia 2019Orthoptics Australia
ReadingsClinical Anatomy of the Visual SystemPrescribedLee Ann Remington, 2014 3rd editionElsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply effective information gathering skills to communicate the macro anatomy and physiology of the eye.

Activities:
Creating a 3-dimensional model of the visual pathway.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Review the anatomical and physiological basis of visual functions.

Activities:
Combination of lectures and practical classes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Analyse visual field loss resulting from a range of lesions in the visual pathway.

Activities:
Combination of lectures and practical classes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Discuss the processes of retinal processing of vision.

Activities:
Lecture materials and reading resources.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)

Subject options

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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.

Practical Week: 21 - 22
One 2.0 hours 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"

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*
One 2-hour written examination (2000 word equiv)40 02, 03, 04
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.30 02, 03, 04
One 45-minute unit test (750 word equiv)15 01
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).15 01, 03, 04