OCULAR PHYSIOLOGY & VISION SCIENCE

ORT2PVS

2021

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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesHBS2CAN AND ORT2ORS

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Visual Fields via the Visual Pathway.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRowe F.

Year2006

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PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING. UNITED KINGDOM.

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Orthoptic Clinical Essentials Pack

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorOrthoptics Australia

Year2019

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PublisherOrthoptics Australia

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Clinical Anatomy of the Visual System

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLee Ann Remington

Year2014

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PublisherElsevier

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Visual Perception: A Clinical Orientation.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSchwartz, S.H.

Year2017

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PublisherMCGRAW-HILL. USA.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply effective information gathering skills to communicate the macro anatomy and physiology of the eye.
02. Review the anatomical and physiological basis of visual functions.
03. Analyse visual field loss resulting from a range of lesions in the visual pathway.
04. Discuss the processes of retinal processing of vision.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Class requirements

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2-hour written examination (2000 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo40 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/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 45-minute unit test (750 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo15 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/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4