Ocular Pharmacology (10409.1)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|HECS Bands:||2, 4|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Optometry|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 DR Myra LEUNG (Ph: +61 2 62015335 ) ON-CAMPUS 2021 Semester 2 DR Myra LEUNG (Ph: +61 2 62015335 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit will provide students with the knowledge and understanding of ocular pharmacology and the effects that drug interactions have on different ocular and visual systems.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Select appropriate ocular pharmaceutical agents for cycloplegia, mydriasis, and topical anaesthesia;
2. Choose appropriate topical and oral medications to treat allergic, inflammatory and infectious eye diseases based on pathophysiological mechanisms, best available research evidence and patient preference;
3. Select appropriate topical medications for the treatment of glaucoma;
4. Accurately write an ocular therapeutic prescription; and
5. Instruct patients on the use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological topical medications including providing accurate information on the dose, frequency, timing, methods of installation and hygiene associated with ocular agents.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 2, 2020
Semester 2, 2019
On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Laboratory Reports (25% )
- Final Examination (45% This is a MUST PASS assessment item - students must achieve a minimum mark of 50% in this assessment item to pass the unit. If an answer provided by a student is likely to cause patient harm, the student may receive a zero grade for that assessment item. )
- Mid-semester Exam (30% )
- On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
Four hours per week, consisting of 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial/practical.
10285 Ocular Anatomy and Physiology AND
10293 Pharmacology for Health Professionals