Aims/Description: To introduce the student to basic orthoptic concepts, with particular emphasis upon the investigation of normal Binocular Single Vision, the investigation diagnosis and management of concomitant stabismus and the diagnosis and management of heterophoria. This Unit concentrates on investigative techniques and interpretation of findingsleading to diagnsis and management plans.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on the B.Med.Sci(Orthoptics) programme

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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