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, including cataract, glaucoma,ocular tumours and inflammation in the eye. 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 Heath, 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 ActivitiesN/A

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

Readings

Lecture Notes Ophthalmology

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Kanski's Clinical Opthamology: a systemic approach

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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

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, glaucoma, tumours and inflammation of the eye.
02. Review patients' signs and symptoms and explain initial differential diagnoses of ophthalmic conditions which cause cataract, glaucoma, tumours and eye inflammation.
03. Combine patients' signs and symptoms together with other clinical data and measurements to offer provisional diagnoses and some management of cataract, glaucoma, tumours and eye inflammation.
04. Utilise appropriate investigative techniques and equipment to measure and document the disease process related to cataract, glaucoma, tumours and eye inflammation

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Class requirements

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

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 4.00 h placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 35 - 36
One 1.50 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 36 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/AN/AIndividualNo40 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