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Ophthalmic Anatomy - OPSC5001

Successful students can demonstrate to the examiners that they have knowledge of anatomy relevant to the practise of ophthalmology. In particular, students must show detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the eye, the orbit and periorbital structures, and the visual pathways. The advanced material covered provides the students with an opportunity to explore the subject in greater depth fullfilling the requirements for a post-graduate level qualification. On completion of this unit of study the successful student will be able to (1) Describe the normal anatomical organisation of the human eye, orbit and its contents, and the head and neck, including the cells, organs and tissues, (2) describe the principle components of the human visual system and their function in detail and (3) describe how diagnostic imaging may be used in ophthalmic practise.

Classes
Online

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%)

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.

Assumed knowledge
Undergraduate knowledge of basic human anatomy

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Distance education
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 9.0
EFTSL: 0.188
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Distance education
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 9.0
EFTSL: 0.188
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Yves Kerdraon, Dr Simon Taylor and Dr Richard Parker
HECS Band: 3
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