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Clinical Ophthalmology 2 - OPSC5016

Year - 2020

This unit of study provides students with the practical experience and knowledge necessary to manage ophthalmic conditions. The unit employs a mentor-based approach with candidates applying knowledge to eye clinic patients under the mentorship of an approved ophthalmologist in the student's country of practise, visiting ophthalmologists from Australia and New Zealand, and a representative from their local health authority. Students are required to attend ophthalmology clinics in a variety of settings on a full-time basis under the supervision of their mentors. They will be continuously supervised and assessed as to their competence in their management of ophthalmic conditions in both adults and children. The clinical load will be reflected in the spectrum of submitted case histories by the student. They are required to show that they can competently manage a wide range of ophthalmic conditions by taking an appropriate medical and ophthalmic history, performing an ophthalmic examination, an appropriate general medical examination and appropriate preoperative assessment. They must show that they are able to identify the most likely diagnosis and listing an appropriate differential diagnosis. In addition, they are required to outline and/or perform appropriate and medical investigations and outline a management plan for the condition. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently as an ophthalmologist in their native country. Candidates must be overseas trained medical practitioners from countries without an established vocational ophthalmology training program and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit. Candidates must be overseas trained medical practitioners from countries without an established vocational ophthalmology training program and be working in a clinical ophthalmology unit.

Classes
Mentoring in a live clinical setting

Assessment
Attendance, submitted fortnightly case histories, OSCE exam (100%)

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

Pre-requisites

OPSC5015

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Distance education/intensive on campus
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: Distance education/intensive on campus
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
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Save Sight Institute
Study Mode: Distance education/intensive on campus
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 Nitin Verma
HECS Band: 3
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