The optic pathway

the development of an eLearning animation

Claire Cooper (Lead / Corresponding author), Caroline Erolin

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Abstract

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
Volume41
Issue number2
Early online date11 Apr 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

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Neurology
Visual Fields
Medical Students
Curriculum
Teaching
Medicine
Students
Brain
Neurologists
Pathway
Optics
Animation
Electronic Learning
Sound
Resources
Evaluation
Dundee
Impulse
Defects
Visual Field

Keywords

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

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