Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 x one hour lectures per week, and 6 one-hour tutorials during the semester |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
|Prerequisites:|| All of |
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|Corequisites:|| All of |
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|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.|
CoordinatorProf Algis Vingrys
Since optometry is a first point of entry into the Australian health care system, optometrists have an obligation to correctly diagnose ocular disease and systemic disease having ocular manifestations. The subject builds on past learning by covering the pathology, cause, course, differential diagnoses and management of ocular diseases and of systemic diseases having ocular manifestations.
|Objectives:||The objectives of this subject and its companion subject 655-441 Diagnosis of Ocular Disease I are to develop understanding in these conditions and to lay the basis for clinical decision-making and problem solving as required in the complete optometric examination and subsequent management of patients. On completion of this subject, students will be thoroughly familiar with the nature, course and prognosis of posterior eye disease and neurological disorders, and appreciate the various differential diagnoses.|
Two 30-minute multiple-choice slide examination held during semester (10%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (75%); a third multiple-choice slide examination on eye disease held in the examination period (15%). Satisfactory completion of the written examination and the end of semester slide examination is necessary to pass the subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject is only available to Bachelor of Optometry students.
Bachelor of Optometry |
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