The treatise may take one of two forms, either a written output on work peformed during the cadidature from a supervised student project that contains between 10,000 - 20,000 words or a scientific paper that arises from a supervised student's project and has been accepted by a peer review journal for publication. The scientific paper must be embedded in a treatise with an expanded introduction and literature review as well as an expanded conclusion/discussion section. Additional methods and results not presented in the scientific paper should also be included. On completion of this unit of study the successfiul student will be able to (1) undertake a medical/scientific project and follow it to its completion, (2) work constructively under the supervision of a supervisor, (3) display scientific thinking and apply this to ophthamology and (4) attempt to publish their treatise or learn how to publish their work.
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.
(OPSC5013 and OPSC5014 and OPSC5017) or (OPSC5026 and OPSC5027 and OPSC5030)