OPHTHALMIC PHARMACOLOGY

ORT3OPP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on concepts presented in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology. Students will be provided with an understanding of pharmacological concepts pertaining to the use of ophthalmic medications. Students will study the pharmacologic principles, indications, contraindications and potential side effects of various ocular drugs used in the investigation, diagnosis and/or management of ophthalmic disorders. An understanding of the ophthalmic effects of non-ocular therapeutic substances and the regulatory aspects of prescribing ocular preparations will be emphasized. This subject will equip students to proceed to the subject Ophthalmic Management and Therapeutics and the Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZVSO and must have passed the following subjects: [ORT3OCP or ORT3OPM] and [HBS3PAP or HBS3PBD] OR Must be admitted in: HMORT and no other rule applies

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

Clinical ocular pharmacology

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBartlett, J & Jaanus, S

Year2001

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherBUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, BOSTON.

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Basic and clinical science course

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAmerican Academy of Ophthamology

Year2010

Edition/Volume2010-2011 EDN

PublisherAMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHAMOLOGY, SAN FRANCISCO.

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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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically review general pharmacological principles and the considerations associated with drug administration and delivery at an ocular level.
02. Analyse information to recommend and safely administer drugs in clinical settings.
03. Justify the use and prescription of pharmaceutical agents to reflect compliance with legal requirements.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2 hour end of semester written examination (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 75-minute mid-semester written test (1,250-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Four group in class worksheets (2.5% each, 500 words equivalent per student)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2