APPLIED OCULAR DIAGNOSTICS

ORT4AOD

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Ocular Pathology and Vision Sciences and Neuro-ophthalmology.  Using an enquiry-based learning program, students will develop an understanding of the method of investigation required to assess various ophthalmic and neuro-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 Ophthalmic Management and Therapeutics.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZVSO and have passed ORT3OPM, ORT3NEO and HBS3PBD OR admission into HMORT - Master of Orthoptics

Co-requisites ORT4OPPand ORT4EYS

Incompatible subjects N/A

Equivalent subjects N/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in HZVSO - Bachelor of Applied Sciences/Master of Orthoptics or HMORT - Master of Orthoptics

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. Obtain reliable and reproducible results when using a given investigative instrument or test.

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. Analyse a set of patient signs and symptoms to formulate an appropriate set of clinical investigations.

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 for use in assessing a patient and use initiative to adapt these as needed during assessment as results are obtained.

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 practical exams.

04. Analyse and synthesise a set of results to formulate a diagnosis and recommend action.

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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