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Glaucoma - OPSC5027

Year - 2020

This unit of study will provide candidates with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the treatment of glaucoma. The first part of the unit will cover classification and epidemiology, pathology and pathogens, clinical assessment, disease detection and monitoring progression. The second part of the course will include teaching on primary open angle glaucoma, primary and secondary angle closure glaucoma, secondary open angle glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma. paediatric glaucoma, congenital and developmental glaucoma. The final sections will look at medical therapy, laser therapy and surgical therapy. Candidates must be overseas trained specialists from countries with an established vocational ophthalmology training program. They must have satisfactorily completed the requirements to practise as ophthalmologists or be eligible to undertake further fellowship training in their country of residence.


3 X 2500 word written assignments (90%), online forum discussion (10%)

Stamper, Robert L., et al. Becker-Shaffer's Diagnosis and Therapy of the Glaucomas. 8th ed., Mosby Elsevier, 2009.; Shaarawy, Tarek M., et al. Glaucoma: Medical Diagnosis & Therapy . 2nd ed., Elsevier Saunders, 2015.




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
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Unit of Study coordinator: Prof John Grigg
HECS Band: 3
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