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 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
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.
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
AuthorBradley Bowling, & Jack J Kanski
Lecture Notes Ophthalmology
AuthorBruce James, Anthony Bron, Manoj V Parulekar
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 31-51, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic
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.
1x written assignment ( 500 words equiv)
2x 15 min clinical prac exams 750 words equivalent each (20% each)
Students will be required to demonstrate clinical competency related to tonometry and biometry
|Practical demonstration||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
1x 2 hour examination (2000 words equiv)
|Central exam||Individual||No||50||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