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Functional and Developmental Disorders of Vision (10289.1)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Optometry

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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (173958) - View

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Syllabus

This unit will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the nature, causes, assessments and treatments of functional and developmental disorders of the visual system across the lifespan.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Describe the embryological and foetal development of the eye and the resultant ocular pathology if this process is interrupted;

2. Discuss visual development in children and develop guidelines for the management of common childhood visual disorders including refractive error, strabismus and amblyopia;

3. Explain how visual information is coded and relate the structure of the brain to vision disorders;

4. Diagnose ocular dystrophies and degenerations based on presenting signs and symptoms; and

5. Explain how human visual capabilities can be assessed and diagnosed using psychophysical methods.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week, consisting of 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial/practical.

Prerequisites

Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, 10285
Assessment of Vision 1, 10287

Corequisites

Assessment of Ocular Health, 10408 Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Vision Science, 372JA

Assumed Knowledge

None.


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