International Ophthalmology

 

International Ophthalmology

Part 1

Units of study for the Community Ophthalmology stream
OPSC5001 Ophthalmic Anatomy

Credit points: 9 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Yves Kerdraon, Dr Simon Taylor and Dr Richard Parker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online Assumed knowledge: Undergraduate knowledge of basic human anatomy Assessment: Academic Honesty and Academic Writing Tasks ( barrier task (Pass/Fail) 1 x 2500 word assignment (20%), online presentation (20%), online journal club (10%) and 1 x 3 hour exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Textbooks
Prescribed texts: Clinical Anatomy of the Eye Snell RS and Lemp MA; Wolff's Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit (8th ed). AJ Bron et al (eds) HK Lewis, London 1997. Additional texts: Histology of the Human Eye M Hogan J Alvarado, J Wedell WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1971; Gray's Anatomy (38th Ed) Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1989; The Eye Basic Sciences in Practice (Chapters 1 and 2) J Forrester et al Saunders Company Ltd London 1996; The Human Nervous System, An Anatomical Viewpoint (5th Ed) ML Barr and JA Kiernan Harper and Row, Philadelphia 1988; Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Visual System, 3rd Edition, By Lee Ann Remington; 2016-2017 Basic and Clinical Science Course; Section 2: Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology (older editions also quite acceptable). Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
OPSC5003 Ophthalmic Optics

Credit points: 9 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Con Petsoglou, Dr Chameen Samarawickrama, Dr Kelechi Obuehi Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online Assumed knowledge: Undergraduate knowledge of physics relating to light and optics Assessment: 2 x 2500 word assignments (30%), presentation (15%), wiki on an allocated topic (10%) and 1 x 3hr exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Textbooks
Prescribed texts: Clinical Optics AR Elkington and HJ Frank, Blackwell Science, 3rd Ed, 2000; Optics, Refraction and Contact Lenses, Basic and Clinical Science Course, American Academy Ophthalmology, 2013. Additional texts: Optics MH Freeman, Butterworths-Heinemann Medical; 10th Ed, 1990; Optics for Clinicians M Rubin, Triad Publishing, 3rd Ed, 1993; Physics for Ophthalmologists DJ Coster 1st Ed 1994; The Fine Art of Prescribing Glasses Without Making a Spectacle of Yourself Hardcover - April 30, 2004, by Benjamin Milder (Author), Melvin L. Rubin (Author).
OPSC5013 Ophthalmology in Developing Countries 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Professor Geoffrey Painter, Dr Con Petsoglou and Honory Associate Professor Nitin Verma Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr online seminar/wk (13 weeks) Assessment: 7x PBL assignments (100%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained medical practitioners from countries without an established vocational ophthalmology training programs and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.
Textbooks
Clinical Ophthalmology: a systematic approach (7th ed), Jack J. Kanski, Brad Bowling; Edinburgh; New York : Elsevier/Saunders, 2011
OPSC5014 Ophthalmology in Developing Countries 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Professor Geoffrey Painter, Dr Con Petsoglou and Honory Associate Professor Nitin Verma Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr online seminar/wk (13 weeks) Prerequisites: OPSC5013 Assessment: 7x PBL assignments (100%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained medical practitioners from countries without an established vocational ophthalmology training programs and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.
Textbooks
Clinical Ophthalmology: a systematic approach (7th ed), Jack J. Kanski, Brad Bowling; Edinburgh; New York: Elsevier/Saunders, 2011
OPSC5015 Clinical Ophthalmology 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Professor Geoffrey Painter and Honorary A/Professor Nitin Verma Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Mentoring in a live clinical setting Prerequisites: OPSC5013 and OPSC5014 Assessment: Attendance and submitted fortnightly case histories (100%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained medical practitioners from countries without an established vocational ophthalmology training programs and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.
Textbooks
Clinical Ophthalmology: a systematic approach (7th ed), Jack J. Kanski, Brad Bowling; Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier/Saunders, 2011
OPSC5016 Clinical Ophthalmology 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Professor Geoffrey Painter and Honorary A/Professor Nitin Verma Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Mentoring in a live clinical setting Prerequisites: OPSC5015 Assessment: Attendance, submitted fortnightly case histories, OSCE exam (100%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained medical practitioners from countries without an established vocational ophthalmology training programs and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.
Textbooks
Clinical Ophthalmology: a systematic approach (7th ed), Jack J. Kanski, Brad Bowling; Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier/Saunders, 2011
OPSC5017 Surgical Ophthalmology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Peter McCluskey and Prof John Grigg Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hrs online per day x5 days (13 weeks). Study concurrent with full time work Assessment: Online surgical logbook (40%), Observed cataract operation (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained medical practitioners from countries without an established vocational ophthalmology training programs and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.
Textbooks
Clinical Ophthalmology: a systematic approach (7th ed), Jack J. Kanski, Brad Bowling; Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier/Saunders, 2011
OPSC5033 Acute and Emergency Eye Presentations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof John Grigg Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online Assessment: 3 x 2500 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained medical practitioners without an established vocational ophthalmology training program and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.
Textbooks
Wills Eye Hospital, Kunimoto Derek Y., (ed) et al, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease 6th ed. 2012

Part 2

Units of study for the Vocational Ophthalmology stream
OPSC5001 Ophthalmic Anatomy

Credit points: 9 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Yves Kerdraon, Dr Simon Taylor and Dr Richard Parker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online Assumed knowledge: Undergraduate knowledge of basic human anatomy Assessment: Academic Honesty and Academic Writing Tasks ( barrier task (Pass/Fail) 1 x 2500 word assignment (20%), online presentation (20%), online journal club (10%) and 1 x 3 hour exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Textbooks
Prescribed texts: Clinical Anatomy of the Eye Snell RS and Lemp MA; Wolff's Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit (8th ed). AJ Bron et al (eds) HK Lewis, London 1997. Additional texts: Histology of the Human Eye M Hogan J Alvarado, J Wedell WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1971; Gray's Anatomy (38th Ed) Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1989; The Eye Basic Sciences in Practice (Chapters 1 and 2) J Forrester et al Saunders Company Ltd London 1996; The Human Nervous System, An Anatomical Viewpoint (5th Ed) ML Barr and JA Kiernan Harper and Row, Philadelphia 1988; Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Visual System, 3rd Edition, By Lee Ann Remington; 2016-2017 Basic and Clinical Science Course; Section 2: Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology (older editions also quite acceptable). Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
OPSC5003 Ophthalmic Optics

Credit points: 9 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Con Petsoglou, Dr Chameen Samarawickrama, Dr Kelechi Obuehi Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online Assumed knowledge: Undergraduate knowledge of physics relating to light and optics Assessment: 2 x 2500 word assignments (30%), presentation (15%), wiki on an allocated topic (10%) and 1 x 3hr exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Distance education
Textbooks
Prescribed texts: Clinical Optics AR Elkington and HJ Frank, Blackwell Science, 3rd Ed, 2000; Optics, Refraction and Contact Lenses, Basic and Clinical Science Course, American Academy Ophthalmology, 2013. Additional texts: Optics MH Freeman, Butterworths-Heinemann Medical; 10th Ed, 1990; Optics for Clinicians M Rubin, Triad Publishing, 3rd Ed, 1993; Physics for Ophthalmologists DJ Coster 1st Ed 1994; The Fine Art of Prescribing Glasses Without Making a Spectacle of Yourself Hardcover - April 30, 2004, by Benjamin Milder (Author), Melvin L. Rubin (Author).
OPSC5026 Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Con Petsoglou Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Assessment: 3 x 2500 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%). Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with established vocational ophthalmology training programs and have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practise as ophthalmologists in their countries of residency, or be eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their countries of residency.
Textbooks
Coster, Douglas, Cornea: Fundamentals of Clinical Ophthalmology Series (Fundamentals of Clinical Ophthalmology), BMJ Books 2002, ISBN 0-7279-1557-6; Krachmer, J.H., Mannis, M.J., Holland, E.J., Cornea: Fundamentals, Diagnosis and Management, 3rd ed. (2 vols) Elsevier Mosby 2011.
OPSC5027 Glaucoma

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof John Grigg Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Prerequisites: OPSC5026 Assessment: 3 X 2500 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with established vocational ophthalmology training programs and have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practise as ophthalmologists in their countries of residency, or be eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their countries of residency.
Textbooks
Stamper, Robert L., Lieberman, Marc F., Drake, Michael V., Becker-Shaffer's Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas, 8th ed., Mosby; Shaarawy, Tarek M., Sherwood, Mark B., Hitchings, Roger A., Crowston, Jonathan G., Glaucoma, Medical Diagnosis and Therapy, 2009, Saunders Elsevier (2 Vols).
OPSC5028 Practical International Ophthalmology 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Peter McCluskey Session: Intensive February,Intensive June Classes: Intensive on campus Prerequisites: OPSC5026 and OPSC5027 Assessment: 1hr observed structured practical exam (50%), 10 minutes presentation (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with established vocational ophthalmology training programs and have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practise as ophthalmologists in their countries of residency, or be eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their countries of residency.
OPSC5029 Practical International Ophthalmology 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Peter McCluskey Session: Intensive February,Intensive June Classes: Intensive on campus Prerequisites: OPSC5026, OPSC5027 and OPSC5028 Assessment: 1hr observed structured practical exam (50%), 10 minutes presentation (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with established vocational ophthalmology training programs and have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practise as ophthalmologists in their countries of residency, or be eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their countries of residency.
OPSC5030 Medical Retina

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Peter McCluskey Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Prerequisites: OPSC5028 and OPSC5029 Assessment: 3x 2500 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with established vocational ophthalmology training programs and have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practise as ophthalmologists in their countries of residency, or be eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their countries of residency.
Textbooks
Ryan, Stephen J., et al, Retina Vols 1-3, 5th ed., 2012, Elsevier Mosby
OPSC5031 Paediatric Ophthalmology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof John Grigg Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Prerequisites: OPSC5026 and OPSC5027 and OPSC5030 Assessment: 3x 2000 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with established vocational ophthalmology training programs and have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practise as ophthalmologists in their countries of residency, or be eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their countries of residency.
Textbooks
Taylor, David., Hoyt, Creig S., Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 4th ed., 2012

Part 3

Unit of study for the master's degree
OPSC5032 Treatise

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Peter McCluskey Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Supervision Prerequisites: (OPSC5013 and OPSC5014 and OPSC5017) or (OPSC5026 and OPSC5027 and OPSC5030) Assessment: Treatise 100% Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with established vocational ophthalmology training programs and have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practice as ophthalmologists in their countries of residency, or be eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their countries of residency.