This unit of study provides students with the practical experience and knowledge necessary to assess and perform refractive surgery. This is a mentor-based programme with students supervised in a number of clinical and laboratory environments. Emphasis is on pre-operative investigation, surgical skill and post-operative management. Students are required to observe and perform intra- and extra-ocular surgical techniques relevant to refractive surgery. They will rotate through a number of refractive surgical practices and observe refractive surgery taking place using a number of different refractive surgical systems. Students also attend a number of wet lab sessions designed to practise refractive surgical techniques on artificial, animal or human eyes. A logbook of observed and performed surgeries will be kept and used for assessment.
Intensive on campus
Online surgical logbook (40%), and observed structured clinical exam (60%)
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