Foundations of Vision Impairment

Course code EDUC6668
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course provides foundation knowledge in the cause and implication of disease and vision impairment across the age spectrum. The learner will develop a broad view of the low vision needs of individuals and their role in this.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of human anatomy and development of the body systems;

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of disease on an individual;

3. Apply knowledge of eye disease and vision impairment to an individual's circumstances;

4. Interpret clinical findings and vision behaviours to develop appropriate individual vision profiles according to need;

5. Recommend appropriate low vision support.

Content

Topics will include:

  1. Impact of disease on the body system;
  2. Anatomy of the eye and visual system;
  3. The process of seeing;
  4. Aetiology of vision impairment across the age spectrum;
  5. The impact of vision impairment on individuals;
  6. Roles of eye health professionals;
  7. Understanding ophthalmic examination;
  8. Interpretation of clinical reports;
  9. Understanding functional vision assessment;
  10. Introduction to low vision support.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies or the Master of Special Education programs.

Assumed Knowledge

No prior knowledge assumed.

Assessment Items

Interview: Reflections on a Personal Interview (Practical Assessment)

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion Contribution

Written Assignment: Online Case Presentation

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks