3 x 50-minute lectures weekly 2 x 2-hour workshops per semester 1 x 3-hour independent study weekly
1 4 of OPTO3001, OPTO3002, OPTO3003, MMED3940 2 OPTO3006 - Normal Eye and Vision 2a OPTO3004 - Communication for the Consulting Room Must Satisfy: (1 and (2 or 2a))
1 OPTO8001 - Knowledge of Health and Illness for Optometrists 2 2 OPTO8003 - Clinical Skills for Optometrists 2 Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Teaching is delivered in a clinical format using case presentations and management decision making. Lectures, tutorials, workshops and electronic delivery are employed.
Written Examination, Case Identification test; On-line quizzes
This topic explores further the practice of ophthalmology with particular emphasis on the ocular therapeutic practice of optometry under the following sections:
Anterior Eye Disorders
Diagnosis and Management of Glaucoma
Management of Cataract/ Post-operative care of cataract patients
Post-operative care and management of refractive surgery patients
Management of posterior segment conditions
Shared Care/Co-management with Ophthalmologists
This topic aims to:
Provide students with thorough knowledge of the legal, ethical and practical aspects of prescribing, posterior segment disease management and ophthalmic procedures.
Develop skills to enable the management of anterior eye conditions, eye wall and intraocular inflammation, glaucoma, post-operative care of the cataract and refractive surgery patient and participation in shared care models.
Empower students to use learning approaches that suit them.
Allow development of information acquisition and critical appraisal skills.
Allow development of interpersonal and teaching skills for effective group/team work.
Allow development of life-long learning skills.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the legal, ethical and practical aspects of prescribing, posterior segment disease management and ophthalmic procedures.
Apply and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the management and diagnosis of anterior eye conditions, eye wall and intraocular inflammation, glaucoma, post-operative care of the cataract and refractive surgery patient.
Demonstrate an understanding of the landscape of optometry / ophthalmology relationships and how to engage in shared care arrangements.
Demonstrate skills in independent learning, collaboration and critical thinking.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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