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OPSC5031: Paediatric Ophthalmology

2024 unit information

This unit of study provides candidates with the theoretical and practical foundations necessary to assess and perform paediatric ophthalmology. The first part of the unit covers retinopathy of prematurity, refractive error and amblyopia, strabismus I comitant, strabismus II incomitant and vertical deviation. Following this, we will look at media opacities, congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma and developmental glaucoma, an introduction to genetic eye disease and paediatric ophthalmic infectious diseases. The final part of the unit covers paediatric ocular oncology, orbital and lacrimal disease, the child who can't see approach to and investigations, phakomatoses and nystagmus. On completion of this unit, successful students will be able to : (1)Have a detailed understanding of paediatric eye disorders, (2) understand the genetics, pathophysiology and pathology of paediatric eye disorders, (3)describe appropriate diagnostic testing for paediatric eye disorders, (4) describe appropriate medical and surgical management used to treat paediatric eye disorders. 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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Save Sight Institute

Code OPSC5031
Academic unit Save Sight Institute
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand paediatric eye disorders
  • LO2. Understand the genetics, pathophysiology and pathology of paediatric eye disorders
  • LO3. describe appropriate diagnostic testing for paediatric eye disorders
  • LO4. describe appropriate medical and surgical management used to treat paediatric eye disorders.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 Early 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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