OCULAR DIAGNOSTICS

ORT3ODG

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Ocular Pathology. Students will develop an understanding of the theory and practice of a number of clinical procedures which are used in eye examinations and interpret the clinical results obtained in order to formulate differential diagnoses. Students will integrate the theoretical concepts taught with practical instrumentation sessions and case study discussions. This subject will equip students to progress to the subject Ocular Management and Rehabilitation.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZVSO and must have passed ORT3OCP and HBS3PBD; OR Must be admitted in HMORT and no other rules applies

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsKanski's Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic ApproachRecommendedBowling, B, 20168TH EDN, ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES, UNITED KINGDOM.
ReadingsLecture Notes OphthalmologyRecommendedJames, B., Bron, A., Parulekar, M.V. 201712TH EDN, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, UNITED KINGDOM.
ReadingsManual for Eye Examination and DiagnosisRecommendedLeitman, M. 20179TH EDN, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, UNITED KINGDOM.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply technical skills and knowledge to generate reliable and reproducible clinical assessments.

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse patient signs and symptoms to formulate and communicate appropriate clinical investigation strategies.

Activities:
Students will be presented with clinical scenarios in order to develop their skills in determining the most appropriate investigative techniques required. This will be assessed via end-of-semester examination and practical exams.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Determine and justify appropriate investigative techniques to generate patient diagnosis and communicate recommended actions.

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Review and adapt standard clinical assessments for patient needs.

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 10
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Introduction to subject"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online activities within LMS"

Practical Week: 10 - 21
Two 1.5 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Each student completes 3 hours of prac/wk"

Practical Week: 22 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Case study discussions"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two 30 minute MCQ tests (1,000-words equivalent)20 02, 03, 04
One 1.5 hour written examination (1,500-words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Four 10 minute practicums (2,000-words equivalent)Students must pass each practicum to pass this subject. Students are required to verbally communicate outcomes in the practicums.50 01, 02, 03, 04