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Ophthalmology in Developing Countries 1 - OPSC5013

Year - 2020

This unit of study provides candidates with the foundations of the practise of clinical ophthalmology with an emphasis on the specific diseases and pathology of their native country. On completion of this unit, the successful student will understand the basis of the practise of clinical ophthalmology including basic pharmacology, public health measures, nutrition and its impact on ocular health, general microbiology, principles of genetics, medical statistics and epidemiology. They will also be expected to incorporate knowledge gained from prior units of study to demosntrate understanding of aetiology, pathology associated features, prognosis and management of diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva, eyelids and orbit, lacrimal system and iris and ciliary body. Students are also required to identify differences in the presentation, aetiology, course, treatment and prognosis of ocular diseases in adults compared to children. They area expected to be able to identify and study areas of ophthalmic significance in developing countries and, in particular, their own home country, and to utilise online ophthalmic and medical resources to gain knowledge and assist in the management of ocular and general medical disease. Please note that students enrolling in this unit must be overseas trained medical practitioners from countries without an established vocational ophthalmology training programme and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.

Classes
1x3hr online seminar/wk (13 weeks)

Assessment
7x PBL assignments (100%)

Textbooks
Kanski, Jack J., et al. Clinical Ophthalmology: a Systematic Approach . 7th ed., Elsevier/Saunders, 2011.

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Con Petsoglou and Dr Nitin Verma
HECS Band: 3
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