International Ophthalmology

 

International Ophthalmology

Master of International Ophthalmology

Students in the Community Ophthalmology stream must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 36 credit points of core units of study from Part 1
(b) 12 credit points of units of study from Part 3.
Students in the Post Vocational Ophthalmology stream must successfully complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 36 credit points of core units of study from Part 2
(b) 12 credit points of units of study from Part 3.

Graduate Diploma in International Ophthalmology

Students in the Community Ophthalmology stream must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) 36 credit points of core units of study from Part 1.
Students in the Post Vocational Ophthalmology stream must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) 36 credit points of core units of study from Part 2.

Part 1

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 module (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: Snell, Richard S., et al. Clinical Anatomy of the Eye . 2nd ed., Blackwell Science Ltd, ., 1998.; Bron, Anthony J., et al. Wolff's Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit . 8th ed., Chapman & Hall Medical, 1997.
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%), online journal club (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.
OPSC5013 Ophthalmology in Developing Countries 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Con Petsoglou and Dr Nitin Verma Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr online seminar/wk (13 weeks) Assessment: 7x PBL assignments (100%) Mode of delivery: Online
Textbooks
Kanski, Jack J., et al. Clinical Ophthalmology: a Systematic Approach . 7th ed., Elsevier/Saunders, 2011.
OPSC5014 Ophthalmology in Developing Countries 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Con Petsoglou and Dr 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
Textbooks
Kanski, Jack J., et al. Clinical Ophthalmology: a Systematic Approach . 7th ed., Elsevier/Saunders, 2011.
OPSC5015 Clinical Ophthalmology 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr 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
Textbooks
Kanski, Jack J., et al. Clinical Ophthalmology: a Systematic Approach . 7th ed., Elsevier/Saunders, 2011.
OPSC5016 Clinical Ophthalmology 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr 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
Textbooks
Kanski, Jack J., et al. Clinical Ophthalmology: a Systematic Approach . 7th ed., 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
Kanski, Jack J., et al. Clinical Ophthalmology: a Systematic Approach . 7th ed., Elsevier/Saunders, 2011.
OPSC5033 Acute and Emergency Eye Presentations

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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

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 module (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: Snell, Richard S., et al. Clinical Anatomy of the Eye . 2nd ed., Blackwell Science Ltd, ., 1998.; Bron, Anthony J., et al. Wolff's Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit . 8th ed., Chapman & Hall Medical, 1997.
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%), online journal club (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.
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
Textbooks
Coster, Douglas J. Cornea . BMJ Books, 2002.; Mannis, Mark J., and Holland, Edward J. Cornea . Fourth edition., Elsevier, 2017.
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
Textbooks
Stamper, Robert L., et al. Becker-Shaffer's Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas. 8th ed., Mosby Elsevier, 2009.; Shaarawy, Tarek M., et al. Glaucoma: Medical Diagnosis & Therapy . 2nd ed., Elsevier Saunders, 2015.
OPSC5028 Practical International Ophthalmology 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Peter McCluskey, Professor John Grigg and Dr Con Petsoglou 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, Professor John Grigg and Dr Con Petsoglou Session: Intensive February,Intensive June Classes: Intensive on campus Prerequisites: OPSC5026 and OPSC5027 and OPSC5028 Assessment: 1hr observed structured practical exam (50%), 10 minutes presentation (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
OPSC5030 Medical Retina

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Peter McCluskey Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Prerequisites: OPSC5028 and OPSC5029 Assessment: 3 x 2500 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
Textbooks
Ryan, Stephen J. Retina . 4th ed., Elsevier/Mosby, 2006.
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
Textbooks
Lambert, Scott R., and Lyons, Christopher J. Taylor and Hoyt's Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus . Fifth edition., Elsevier, 2017.

Part 3

OPSC5032 Treatise

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Peter McCluskey, Professor John Grigg and Dr Con Petsoglou 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