OCULAR DIAGNOSTICS

ORT3ODG

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Ocular Pathology and Binocular Vision.  Students will develop an understanding of the method of investigation required to assess various ophthalmic cases and interpret the clinical results obtained in order to formulate differential diagnoses. Students will integrate the theoretical concepts taught with practical instrumentation sessions. This subject will equip students to progress to the subject Ocular Management and Rehabilitation.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZVSO and must have passed ORT3OCP and HBS3PBD OR Must be admitted in HMORT and no other rules applies

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical ophthalmology: a systematic approachRecommendedKanski, J. 20076TH EDN, ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES, UNITED KINGDOM.
ReadingsLecture Notes OphthalmologyRecommendedJames, B., Chew, C., Bron, A. 200710TH EDN, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, UNITED KINGDOM.
ReadingsManual for eye examination and diagnosisRecommendedLeitman, M. 20077TH EDN, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, UNITED KINGDOM.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use technical skills and knowledge to generate reliable and reproducible clinical assessments.

Activities:
Students will develop their practical skills using several ophthalmic investigative techniques in order to achieve a reproducible result. This will be assessed via practical examinations.

02. Analyze patient signs and symptoms to formulate an appropriate clinical investigation strategy.

Activities:
Students will be presented with clinical scenarios in order to develop their skils in determining the most appropriate investigative techniques required. This will be assessed via written responses in end-of-semester examination and practical exams.

03. Determine and justify appropriate investigative techniques to generate patient diagnosis and recommended actions.

Activities:
Based on information presented in lectures and practical classes students will build on their knowledge regarding appropriate assessment techniques and differential diagnosis. This will be assessed via written responses in end-of-semester examination and

04. Use initiative and judgement to adapt standard clinical assessments for patient needs.

Activities:
Students will be presented with a set of clinical results in order to develop their skills in formulating diagnosis and action required. This will be assessed via written responses in end-of-semester examination and practical exams.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
four 15-minute practicums (equiv to 3000 words)Hurdle Requirement: Students must pass each practicum to obtain an overall pass in this subject60 01, 02, 03, 04
one 1-hour end of semester written examination (equiv to 1000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04