OCULAR PATHOLOGY B

ORT2OPB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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 conditions, with a focus on cataract and glaucoma. During the course of this subject, 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 as defined by the Australian Orthoptic Board should be met. Clinical placement facilitates meeting these competencies.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

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 of the eye using contact and non-contact biometry and apply this measurement using appropriate formula in order to calculate intra-ocular lenses for cataract surgery.Case studies and investigative techniques will be used to teach students about glaucoma and its classification and presentation in patients.Students will learn how to perform various clinical tests for the purpose of assessment and diagnosis of glaucoma.As part of the clinical placement in this subject, students will attempt a variety of appropriate skills in the clinical setting, demonstrated for their clinical supervisor.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHOR and passed ORT1FOP, ORT2OPA, and HBS2CAN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Kanski's Clinical Opthamology: a systemic approach

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorBradley Bowling, & Jack J Kanski

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWiley

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Lecture Notes Ophthalmology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorBruce James, Anthony Bron, Manoj V Parulekar

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWiley

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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. Investigate and analyse the observed changes in ocular anatomy and physiology causing cataract and glaucoma.
02. Review patients' signs and symptoms and explain initial differential diagnoses of ophthalmic conditions which cause cataract and glaucoma.
03. Combine patients' signs and symptoms together with other clinical data and measurements to offer provisional diagnoses and some management of cataract and glaucoma.
04. Utilise appropriate investigative techniques and equipment to measure and document the disease process related to cataract and glaucoma.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 31-51, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 31 - 31
Two 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 46 - 50
One 8.00 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 50 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.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 35 - 35
One 1.50 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1x written assignment ( 500 words equiv)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO1

2x 15 min clinical prac exams 750 words equivalent each (20% each)

Marking rubric

Students will be required to demonstrate clinical competency related to tonometry and biometry

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1x 2 hour examination (2000 words equiv)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Clinical skill attempts

Feedback will be provided by the supervising clinician whilst the student is on clinical placement

Students are required to attempt clinical skills from a selected list, whilst on clinical placement. After each attempt their supervising clinician will sign that the task has been completed. A minimum of 80% of these attempts should be completed in order to meet the hurdle requirement

N/AOtherIndividualNo0 SILO4