Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will extend concepts related to the anatomy and physiology of the eye presented in the Ocular Physiology and Vision Science subject to develop understanding of a range of ocular conditions. You will be able to identify and understand infection, inflammation, developmental, congenital, genetic, degenerative, neoplastic, toxic, traumatic and vascular disorders of the eye and the progression of these ocular conditions in terms of the changes in the normal anatomy and/or physiology of the eye. You will be introduced to some investigative techniques to identify a patient's visual problem and make a diagnosis. This subject will equip students to progress to the ophthalmic investigation, diagnosis and management subjects.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesORT2PVS AND ORT2ORS
Students must be admitted in the following course: HZVSO


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

Career Ready


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. Critically review and analyse the changes in ocular anatomy and physiology leading to eye disease.
02. Analyse clinical data and integrate knowledge of anatomy and physiology to identify common ocular diseases.
03. Apply initiative and judgement to evaluate clinical data and construct a differential diagnosis.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.50 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.50 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

4 x1 hour tests, each worth 10% (4000 words equivalenttotal)In class written test designed to provide students with on-going formative feedback related to the content.


1 x 2 hour written examination (2000 word equivalent).Combination of written and multiplechoice questions.


2 x 1000 word written assignments, each worth 10% (2000 words equivalent total).These assessments are patient case-basedand requires differential diagnosis skills related to practical patient scenarios.