University of Technology Sydney

96033 Ocular Pathology 2

6cp; 4-5hpw (on-campus workshops and clinical lab classes), weekly online activities
Requisite(s): 96029 Ocular Pathology 1
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In this subject, students gain understanding of how the investigation and management of ophthalmic conditions varies across life stages, with a particular emphasis on paediatric and geriatric populations. Students extend their knowledge of diagnosis and management of ophthalmic conditions studied in 96029 Ocular Pathology 1, as well as ocular emergencies and systemic conditions which impact the ocular system. The role of the orthoptist in the ophthalmic workplace is further explored with emphasis given to the development and demonstration of critical analysis of practice in the therapeutic, pharmacological and surgical management of complex ophthalmic conditions. The most recent evidence for modes of investigation and treatment are evaluated and applied to clinical case studies using problem-based learning. Advanced clinical skills required for the assessment and management of complex ophthalmic cases is addressed, in particular, students learn advanced aseptic techniques and minor surgical procedure assisting.

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Spring session, City campus

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