Ocular Pathology 2 (ORTH5050)
UNIT OF STUDY
Building on knowledge and skills acquired in Ocular Pathology 1, in this unit of study students will gain an understanding of how the investigation and management of ophthalmic conditions will vary across life stages with particular emphasis on the pediatric and geriatric populations. The role of the orthoptist in the ophthalmic workplace will be further explored with emphasis given to the development and demonstration of critical analysis of practice in the therapeutic, pharmacological and surgical management of complex ophthalmic conditions. The most recent evidence for modes of investigation and treatment will be evaluated. Advanced clinical skills required for the assessment of complex ophthalmic cases will be addressed. Using a client-focused approach, students will apply clinical reasoning to the design of plans of investigation and management for people with acute and chronic ophthalmic conditions. The role of the wider team of health professionals in the care of people with ophthalmic conditions and their role as future practitioners within the team will be discussed.
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1x3-hr lecture/week, 20-hr tutorial/semester and e-learning
Mid-semester exam (20%), end semester OSCE (20%), end semester exam (60%)
Recommended: Kanski Jack J, Clinical diagnosis in ophthalmology, Elsevier Mosby (2006)
Industry and workplace tutorials
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