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Ophthalmology in Developing Countries 2 - OPSC5014

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 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.

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.

Pre-requisites

OPSC5013

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

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 28 Sep 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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