The optic pathway: the development of an eLearning animation

Claire Cooper (Lead / Corresponding author), Caroline Erolin

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The optic pathway is responsible for sending visual information from the eyes to the brain via electrical impulses. It is essential that a sound understanding of this pathway is established in order to determine an accurate diagnosis concerning visual field defects. Although easy for trained neurologists to understand, it is an area which medical students repeatedly struggle to visualise. It is proposed that audio-visual teaching resources can improve students understanding of complex areas of importance. This article describes the development and evaluation of a short animation created for use in the undergraduate neurology curriculum at the University of Dundee School of Medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-70
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Visual Communication in Medicine
Issue number2
Early online date11 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


  • Optic pathway
  • animation
  • eLearning
  • education
  • nerves
  • neurology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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