OCULAR PATHOLOGY B
Credit points: 15
In this subject, you will extend your knowledge of concepts related to anatomy and physiology of the eye in order to understand a range of ocular pathology, with a particular focus on cataract and glaucoma. You will be required to perform a range of investigative techniques to identify and measure the pathology and integrate patient information to lead to a differential diagnosis. You will undertake clinical placement as part of the requirements for this subject. Professional Accreditation requires all competencies be met as defined by the Australian Orthoptic Board . Successful completion of clinical placement during this subject facilitates meeting these clinical competencies.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorSuzane Vassallo
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesStudents will learn to classify and grade cataracts and complete case study activities which reflect real-world cases that they will be exposed to on clinical placement.Students will learn how to measure the eye using contact and non-contact biometry and apply this measurement using appropriate formulae in order to calculate intra-ocular lens power for cataract surgery.Case studies and ophthalmic investigative techniques will be used to teach students about glaucoma - its presentation and classification.Students will learn how to perform various clinical tests for the purpose of investigation and diagnosis of glaucoma.While on clinical placement, students will apply their skills under the supervision and guidance of their clinical supervisor.
Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHOR and passed ORT1FOP, ORT2OPA, and HBS2CAN
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Kanski's Clinical Opthamology: A systemic approach
PublisherElsevier Limited, China
Ophthalmology Lecture Notes
AuthorJames, B., Bron, A., Parulekar, M.V.
PublisherWiley, Blackwell, United Kingdom
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days requiredEquivalent to 48 hours in total
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro
WBL addtional requirementsStudents will be expected to wear appropriate attire while on placement. There will be some cost associated with uniform and equipment purchase.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 31-51, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzane Vassallo
LectureWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.50 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 46 - 51
One 48.00 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
PracticalWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.50 hour practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
1x 500 word written reflection on clinical placement. Students will be required to reflect on their clinical placement and record their reflection in their PebblePad portfolio.
1x 15 min practical examination. Marking rubric. Students will be required to demonstrate clinical competency (practical and clinical reasoning skills) related to tonometry
|Practical demonstration||Individual||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
1x 1 hour on line mid semester examination. General feedback provided via LMS. Students can seek individual feedback from the subject coordinator. The focus of this assessment will be on cataract.
|Other written exam||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
1 x 1 hour online end of semester examination. Feedback available once subject results are released by the University. The focus of this assessment will be on glaucoma.
|Other written exam||Individual||No||35||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Clinical skill demonstration. Feedback will be provided by the supervising clinician whilst the student is on clinical placement. Students are required to demonstrate their level of clinical skill during clinical placement. The skills (type and number) to be demonstrated have been pre-defined (students will be provided with specific instruction depending upon their placement type). The students supervising clinician will verify that the student has demonstrated the clinical skill and provide feedback on the students technique.