Diagnosis of Ocular Disease II

Subject OPTO40004 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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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
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Corequisites: All of
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Prof Algis Vingrys


Email: algis@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

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 OPTO40003 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.

Prescribed Texts:
  • A C Ho et al (eds), Retina: colour atlas and synopsis of clinical ophthalmology, New York, McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division, 2003 (or later edition)
N.B. The Colour Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology Series is also available as a five-volume set.
Recommended Texts:
  • J J Kanski, Clinical Ophthalmology, 5th edn, Oxford Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003 (or later edition)
  • P J Sorvino & H V Danesh-Meyer, Neuro-ophthalmology: colour atlas and synopsis of clinical ophthalmology, New York, McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division, 2003 (or later edition)
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.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Optometry

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