University of Technology Sydney

96029 Ocular Pathology 1

6cp; 1hpw (lecture and online activities), 2hpw (workshop), clinical practical labs (weeks 4–14)
Requisite(s): 96027c Eye and Visual Systems AND 96028c Binocular Vision and Ocular Motility 1 AND 96030c Introduction to Professional Practice
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This subject takes a practice-oriented approach in applying the anatomical and physiological knowledge acquired in 96027 Eye and Visual Systems, to understanding common ocular conditions. In undertaking a problem-based learning approach to clinical case studies, students are introduced to the epidemiology, diagnostic procedures and management of some of the most prevalent ocular conditions including those arising from infective or inflammatory processes and age-related changes in anatomical structures. Fundamental concepts of investigation of ocular conditions explored in 96030 Introduction to Professional Practice are expanded to encompass the understanding and evaluation of new diagnostic technologies in the workplace. Learning in this subject is supported by the development of basic clinical skills relevant to ophthalmic investigation.

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Autumn session, City campus.

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