EYE MOVEMENT SYSTEMS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Clinical Anatomy and Neurosciences and Neuro-ophthalmology. Students will broaden their understanding of disorders of the afferent and efferent visual pathways. Within this context, cortical and subcortical control, pathways and functions of the different types of eye movement systems will be studied in detail. Students will integrate theoretical concepts and clinical techniques to interpret clinical findings for the diagnosis and management of eye movement disorders. This subject will equip students to progress to the Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.
SchoolSchool of Allied Health
Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course HZVSO and have passed ORT3NEO OR admission into HMORT - Master of Orthoptics.
Special conditions Limited to students admitted in HZVSO - Bachelor of Applied Sciences/Master of Orthoptics or HMORT - Master of Orthoptics
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Neurological Differential Diagnosis||Recommended||Patten, J. 1997||SPRINGER-VERLAG, GREAT BRITAIN|
|Readings||The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide||Recommended||Pane, A., Burdon, M., Miller, N.R. 2007||MOSBY, EDINBURGH|
|Readings||The Neurology of Eye Movement||Recommended||Leigh, J., Zee, D.S. 2006||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Independently plan and perform an assessment of a patient with a neurological disorder to determine the integrity of their eye movement systems.
- Lecture material Workshop & Practical sessions
02. Defend and evaluate your selection of investigative methods for a given patient.
- Lecture material Workshop & Practical sessions Recommended texts
03. Technical and communication skills to assess a patient with a neurological disorder and to adapt and revise the test process as required, to achieve the most reliable results.
- Lecture material Workshop/Practical sessions Videos made available via library catalogue
04. Record, interpret and synthesise test findings, and develop a summary of the patient's results and be able to report results verbally and in writing to the patient and colleagues using contextually sensitive terminology.
- Lecture material Workshop/Practical sessions
05. Differentially diagnose the patient with an eye movement disorder, to inform further testing or review management and their urgency.
- Lecture material Workshop material Journal articles Recommended texts Videos made available via library catalogue
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Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 20-minute clinical case-based assessment (equivalent 1000 words)||20||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|One 2-hour written examination (equivalent 2000 words)||50||02, 04, 05|
|Two 45-minute in class tests (equivalent 1500 words)||30||02, 04, 05|