Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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Total Time Commitment:
The time spent each week will vary according the tasks that are to be completed in a particular week. The following is a guide to an approximate breakdown: Reading (books, articles, on-line material) 4- 5 hrs/wk; Self Reflective Study, including integration of content into clinical practice 6 - 8 hrs/wk; Online Contribution 3 hrs/wk; Assignments and Assessment Preparation 2 - 3 hrs/wk. Estimated total time commitment of around 200 hrs/semester.
Expected level of knowledge is that of a 4-year Optometry qualification.
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For the purposes of considering requests 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 for this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Andrew Anderson, Prof Algis Vingrys
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
Tel: + 61 3 8344 6404
Fax: +61 3 8344 5803
This subject is to allow optometrists to advance their capabilities in the day-to-day management of eye disease by affording them the opportunity to review the most current ideas on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of ocular disease affecting the back of the eye, thus also preparing them for any further shifts in the scope of optometric practice in this area. This review will include a critical examination of how the state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging tools can be incorporated into clinical practice. Given the explosion in the literature of health sciences, the course will concentrate on developing a deep understanding in a select group of eye diseases regularly seen in optometric practice (for example, glaucoma, diabetes, age-related macular degeneration). The course will, however, provide optometrists with the tools necessary to develop a deeper, evidence-based understanding in other eye diseases of their choosing.
On completion of the subject the enrolled optometrist should:
A 2000-word assignment, due approximately week 6, documenting the findings of a review of the literature explaining the pathophysiology of a posterior ocular disease (not diabetes, glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)), 25%
Hurdle: Enrolled optometrists will be required to obtain a passing grade in all assessment components (i.e. each of the three assignments, online participation and the structured assignment).
Enrolled optometrists will be directed to primary research articles and review articles. Case studies will also be provided, both in print and online format.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject the student should:
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry |
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