Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Ophthalmic Investigation and Diagnosis and Ophthalmic Pharmacology. Students will develop an understanding of the management of ophthalmic cases particularly within the context of major eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and systemic disease. Using an enquiry-based learning program, students will integrate theoretical concepts with clinical techniques to apply optical, pharmaceutical and surgical management of ophthalmic pathology. This subject will equip students to progress to the Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT4OPP and ORT4OID

Co-requisites ORT5LVR and ORT5INC and ORT5CLA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAnterior eye disease and therapeutics A-Z.PrescribedBruce, A & Loughnan, M 2002BUTTERWORTH-HEINENMANN, LONDON.
ReadingsClinical ophthamology: a systematic approach (6th edn).PrescribedKanski, J 2007ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES, UK.
ReadingsPharmacology for health professionalsPrescribedBryant, B, Knights, K & Salerno, E 2006ELSEVIER, MELBOURNE.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes are held over a 10 week period"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes are held over a 10 week period"


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,000-word group assignment15
one 1-hour in-class test25
one 2.5-hour end-of-semester written examination60