Credit points: 15
In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology. Students will develop an understanding of pharmacological concepts pertaining to the use of ophthalmic medications. Using an enquiry-based learning program, students will study the pharmacologic principles, indications, contraindications and potential side effects of various ocular drugs used in the investigation, diagnosis and/or management of ophthalmic disorders. An understanding of the ophthalmic effects of non-ocular therapeutic substances and the regulatory aspects of prescribing ocular preparations will be emphasized. This subject will equip students to proceed to the subject Ophthalmic Management and Therapeutics and the Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites ORT3OPH or ORT3OPM and HBS3PAP OR admission into HMORT - Master of Orthoptics.
Co-requisites ORT4NEM and ORT4OID
Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Basic and clinical science course||Prescribed||American Academy of Ophthamology 2010||2010-2011 EDN, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHAMOLOGY, SAN FRANCISCO.|
|Readings||Clinical ocular pharmacology||Prescribed||Bartlett, J & Jaanus, S 2001||4TH EDN, BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, BOSTON.|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 2.5-hour end-of-semester written examination||55|
|one 30-minute mid semester test||15|
|one 45-minute mid-semester written test||30|