ort5omt opth mgmt




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.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

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.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and synthesise clinical data to make an independent diagnosis

With a focus on the main groups of ophthalmic disorders, case studies will be presented in the lectures and workshops in order for students to develop their skills in differential diagnosis and interpretation of clinical information. This will be assessed via the mid-semester tests and end-of-semester exam.

02. Analyse clinical data and apply clinical judgement to develop an ophthalmic management plan

The material presented in the lecture and workshops will enable students to build on their current knowledge of various ophthalmic disorders to incorporate treatment and management plans based on clinical presentation. This will be assessed via the mid-semester tests and end-of-semester exam.

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 39
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via online.
"Classes are held over a 9 week period"

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 39
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes are held over a 9 week period"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
one 2-hour end-of-semester written examination6001, 02
two 45-minute in-class tests4001, 02