Foundations of Vision Impairment
Available in 2013
|WebLearn GradSchool||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012
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.
RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Handbook at http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courses/current.php.
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
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.
|Assumed Knowledge||No prior knowledge assumed.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study
Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks|
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for EDUC6668|