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 be able to apply the scientific basis of the practise of clinical ophthalmology to the following areas of specific ocular systems: basic pharmacology, public health measures, nutrition and its impact on ocular health, general microbiology, principles of genetics, medical statistics and epidemiology. Students are required to incorporate knowledge gained from the pre-requisite unit of study (OPSC5013) to gain knowledge on the aetiology, pathology, prognosis and management of ophthalmology-related diseases. Students are required to identify differences in the presentation, aetiology, course, treatment and prognosis of ocular diseases in adults compared to children. They are also required to identify and study areas of ophthalmic significance in developing countries and, in particular, the candidate's home country, as we as utilise online ophthalmic and medical resources to gain knowledge and assist in the management of ocular and general medical disease. Students undertaking this unit must be overseas trained medical practitioners from countries without an established vocational ophthalmology training programs and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.
1x3hr online seminar/wk (13 weeks)
7x PBL assignments (100%)
Kanski, Jack J., et al. Clinical Ophthalmology: a Systematic Approach . 7th ed., Elsevier/Saunders, 2011.