Aims/Description: This unit introduces the clinical testing techniques required to assess ocular alignment, binocular vision and ocular motility. Expertise is gained by demonstration and practice on normal subjects at the University. Clinical skills practice provides an opportunity to use these techniques and apply the findings to diagnose and form a management plan for concomitant. This subject also incorporates development of the interpersonal skills for clinical practice.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on BMedSci Orthoptics.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Placements
Assessment: Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Ophthalmology and Orthoptics):

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