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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject concepts in human cell biology, genetics, immunology, and microbiology, will be applied to the pathological mechanisms of dysfunction of the eye. During the learning program, students will develop an understanding of the genetics and biological mechanisms underpinning different types of eye disorders, including: infectious, autoimmune, congenital, genetic, degenerative, neoplastic, toxic and vascular eye disorders. Examples will be used to illustrate these different etiologies. Students will also gain insight into the fundamentals of genetic and molecular diagnostic methods relevant to these ocular conditions.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLisa Francione

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsMIC3AMM OR MIC3AM

Equivalent subjectsMIC3MCO

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents admitted in the HHOR will be given priority in order to meet the requirements of their course.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the effect different microbial infections can have on the eye.
02. Explain the basic principles and components of the immune system relevant to health including infectious and non-infectious human disease.
03. Apply fundamental knowledge of cell biology and genetics to correctly diagnose common and rare human eye disorders.
04. Explain at the biological and genetic level, the causes of key genetic (Mendelian and complex human disorders affecting the eye.

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