Practical Oculoplastic Surgery (OPSC5036)


This unit of study aims to provide candidates with the practical experience and knowledge necessary to assess and perform oculoplastic surgery. This is a mentor-based programme with candidates supervised in a number of clinical and laboratory environments. Emphasis is on pre-operative investigation, surgical skill and post-operative management. Candidates will be required to observe and perform and extra-ocular surgical techniques relevant to oculoplastic surgery. Candidates will rotate through a number of oculoplastic surgical practices and observe oculoplastic surgery taking place utilizing a number of oculoplastic surgical systems. Further candidates will have to attend a number of wet lab sessions designed for the performing of oculoplastic surgical techniques on artificial, animal or human eyes. A logbook of observed and performed surgeries will be kept and used for assessment. Surgical mentors will be allocated and provide the appropriate training in specific oculoplastic operations.

Further unit of study information


Intensive on campus


Online surgical logbook (40%) and observed structured clinical exam (60%)


A Manual of Systematic Eyelid Surgery by J. R. O. Collin MA MB Bchir FRCS FRCOphth DO (3rd edition 2006); Colour Atlas of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, by AG Tyers and JRO Collin (3rd edition 2007); Unfavourable Results in Eyelid and Lacrimal Surgery by Joseph A. Mauriello, Jr. (2000).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


OPSC5001 and OPSC5002 and OPSC5034

Assumed knowledge

Students undertaking this unit of study must have advanced specialty training with RANZCO qualifications or equivalent. Consideration will be give to RACS and dermatology advance trainees.



Additional Information

Students should contact the discipline directly for permission to enrol. The PG Coordinator will email Student Services to notify them of students who have permission.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.