Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject is available by distance learning in both Semesters 1 and 2. |
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 10-12 hours per week, incorporating reading, note taking and assignment completion.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr Alex Gentle
|Subject Overview:|| |
The purpose of this subject is to explore the applications of modern biomedical science to understanding ocular disorders and diseases. It covers the following topics:
On completion of the subject students should:
|Assessment:||Two 2,000 word assignments on prescribed topics that will include case studies (40%) submitted during the course of the semester; a 3 hour written examination in the examination period (60%). Satisfactory completion of all components of assessment is necessary to pass the subject.|
|Prescribed Texts:||The American Academy of Ophthalmology Basic and Clinical Science Course. Section 2 (Fundamental and Principles of Ophthalmology), and Section 5 (Neuro-Ophthalmology) San Francisco, American Academy of Ophthalmology (latest edition). Students will be provided with a comprehensive study guide, which will include key journal articles and a list od prescribed reading.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Students should develop certain generic skills, including:
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry |
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