Binocular Vision & Ocular Motility 2 (ORTH5043)

UNIT OF STUDY

The student will extend their knowledge of the basic principles of sensory and motor function acquired in the unit of study Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility 1 and apply this knowledge in the presence of more complex sensory defects and basic motor defects. Through the learning mode of case studies and application of clinical reasoning, sensory defects of binocular cortical function and developmental defects (strabismus, amblyopia and binocular vision abnormalities) will be studied. The student will be encouraged to incorporate information from scientific literature that relates animal research to clinical responses in the field of neuronal plasticity and demonstrate the significance of this information in the development of management strategies. Basic motor systems will be studied, commencing with orbital and restrictive ocular motility conditions that effect eye movements, along with lesions and pathology that may affect normal ocular motility. The basic principles of motor function and its assessment will be employed to assist the identification of abnormalities and development of procedures to enable the differential diagnosis of conditions, and the discussion of appropriate management strategies.

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Classes

3hr lecture/week, 3-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

2 Case-based patient studies (30%), end semester OSCE (20%), and end semester exam (50%) compulsory component

Textbooks

Anson A and Davis H, Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Motility Disorders (3rd ed), Blackwell Science (2001) Orthoptic journals from Australia, Britain and America The Transaction of the International Orthoptic Association

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No

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