Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 lectures and two hours of computer-aided learning |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||Enrolment in the third year of the Bachelor of Optometry course with successful completion of second-year physiology and biochemistry.|
|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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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Richard Hughes, Dr Peter Crack
Dr Peter Crack:
Dr Richard Hughes:
Ms Hong Nguyen
The teaching program will emphasise the importance of drug action in the eye and provide the optometry student with enough background to appreciate the special needs of optometry patients undergoing drug therapy for other conditions and be able to communicate confidently with patients and other health professionals about pharmacology and therapeutics. Topics that will be covered include principles of drug action; pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics; administration of drugs to the eye; absorption and penetration through the cornea; mechanisms of drug elimination and metabolism; autonomic innervation of the eye; miotics, mydriatics and cycloplegics; drugs used in systemic and central conditions and their consequence to ocular function; drugs used in ocular conditions; local anaesthetics, anti-inflammatory drugs, antihistamines, anti-infective agents and drugs used in the treatment of glaucoma.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||By the end of this subject students should have developed skills in: |
This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Optometry course.
Bachelor of Optometry |
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