OPHTHALMIC INVESTIGATION AND DIAGNOSIS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will build on concepts presented in ocular pathology and clinical refraction. Using an enquiry-based learning program, 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 Ophthalmic Management and Therapeutics.
SchoolSchool of Allied Health
Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites ORT3OPM and HBS3PAP OR admission into HMORT - Master of Orthoptics
Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in Orthoptics.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Clinical ophthalmology: a systematic approach||Recommended||Kanski, J 2007||6TH EDN, ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES, UNITED KINGDOM.|
|Readings||Lecture Notes Ophthalmology||Recommended||James, B, Chew, C, Bron, A 2007||10TH EDN, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, UNITED KINGDOM.|
|Readings||Manual for eye examination and diagnosis||Recommended||Leitman, M 2007||7TH EDN, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, UNITED KINGDOM.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Obtain reliable and reproducible results when using a given investigative instrument or test.
- 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.
- 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, based on subjective and objective patient presentation, and use initiative to adapt these as needed during assessment as results are obtained.
- 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. Analyse and synthesise a set of results to formulate a diagnosis and recommend action.
- 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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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment size50
Enrolment information N/A N/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStuart Keel
Two 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|four practicums (equiv to 30mins/3,000-words)||Hurdle Requirement: Students must pass this assessment to obtain an overall pass in this subject||40||01, 02, 03, 04|
|one 1.5-hour end of semester written examination||60||01, 02, 03, 04|