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Practical Oculoplastic Surgery - OPSC5036

Year - 2019

This unit of study provides candidates with the practical experience and knowledge necessary to assess and perform oculoplastic 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 and extra-ocular surgical techniques relevant to oculoplastic surgery. Students rotate through a number of oculoplastic surgical practices and observe oculoplastic surgery taking place using a number of different oculoplastic surgical systems. Further candidates will have to attend a number of wet lab sessions designed for practicing oculoplastic surgical techniques on artificial, animal or human eyes. A logbook of observed and performed surgeries will be kept and used for assessment. Surgical mentors will be allocated and provide the appropriate training in specific oculoplastic operations.

Intensive on campus

Online surgical logbook (40%) and observed structured clinical exam (60%)

A Manual of Systematic Eyelid Surgery by J. R. O. Collin MA MB Bchir FRCS FRCOphth DO (3rd edition 2006); Colour Atlas of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, by AG Tyers and JRO Collin (3rd edition 2007); Unfavourable Results in Eyelid and Lacrimal Surgery by Joseph A. Mauriello, Jr. (2000).

Additional information
Students should contact the discipline directly for permission to enrol. The PG Coordinator will email Student Services to notify them of students who have permission.

Assumed knowledge
Students undertaking this unit of study must have advanced specialty training with RANZCO qualifications or equivalent. Consideration will be give to RACS and dermatology advance trainees.


OPSC5001 and OPSC5002 and OPSC5034




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Intensive November

21 Oct 2019

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 15 Nov 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Clinical Associate Professor Raf Ghabrial
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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