EYE MOVEMENT SYSTEMS

ORT4EYS

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course HZVSO or HMORT

Co-requisitesN/A

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

The Neurology of Eye Movement

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLeigh, J., Zee, D.S.

Year2015

Edition/Volume5TH ED

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD

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Neurological Differential Diagnosis

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPatten, J.

Year1996

Edition/Volume2ND ED

PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG, GREAT BRITAINND ED. SPRINGER-VERLAG, GREAT BRITAIN

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The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPane, A., Miller, N.R.,Burdon, M.

Year2018

Edition/Volume2ND ED

PublisherELSEVIER, CHINA

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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. Independently plan and perform assessments of patients with neurological disorder to determine the integrity of their eye movement systems.
02. Evaluate and justify investigative methods for patients.
03. Adapt technical and communication skills to assess patients with neurological disorder to achieve reliable results.
04. Record and interpret test findings, including the synthesis of patient summaries, and report results verbally and in writing, to patients and colleagues using contextually sensitive terminology.
05. Differentially diagnose patients with eye movement disorders, to inform further testing and review management and its urgency.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 39
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 39
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 20-minute clinical case-based assessment (equivalent 1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 2-hour written examination (equivalent 2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
Two 45 minute in class tests (equivalent 1500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5