OPHTHALMIC INVESTIGATION AND DIAGNOSIS

ORT4OID

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT3OPM and HBS3PAP OR admission into HMORT - Master of Orthoptics

Co-requisites ORT4OPP

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Limited to students enrolled in 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, based on subjective and objective patient presentation, 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

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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information N/A N/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStuart Keel

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
four practicums (equiv to 30mins/3,000-words)Hurdle Requirement: Students must pass this assessment to obtain an overall pass in this subject40 01, 02, 03, 04
one 1.5-hour end of semester written examination60 01, 02, 03, 04