Diseases of the Eye (10291.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Optometry||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe the natural history of common and selected eye diseases;
2. Accurately interpret the results of clinical tests and examinations to correlate the basis of the disease with clinical findings;
3. Develop an appropriate differential diagnosis for common and selected diseases, injuries and anomalies of the eye and visual system;
4. Produce evidence-based management strategies for common and selected diseases, injuries and anomalies of the eye and visual system; and
5. Recognise when referral to another health care professional within an appropriate time frame is indicated.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
Prerequisites10285 Ocular Anatomy and Physiology AND 10408 Assessment of Ocular Health
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Bachelor of Vision Science, 372JA.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Ms Layal Naji|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Peter Herse|
Kanski's Clinical Ophthalmology: A systematic approach
8th edition or later
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Applications for extension must be submitted to the unit convener at the earliest possible opportunity in the case of circumstances considered to be unanticipated, extenuating and exceptional. For anticipated events or circumstances which have a defined time period (including Reasonable Adjustment Plans), the notification must be lodged no later than 5 working days before the scheduled due date of the assessment. Your application will not be processed without the required information, your signature and relevant supporting documentation.
Provisions will be made for students who are unable to sit either the mid-semester test or end of semester examination and produce appropriate medical certificates (leave certificates will not be accepted) or other documentation. In the event that a student misses the mid-semester test due to illness or other exceptional circumstances (refer to eligibility criteria), the student must contact the unit convener and request a deferred exam within 3 days of the scheduled exam. The request must be made in writing (by email) and include a completed Assignment Extension form
Students must provide a medical certificate or other relevant documents as requested by the unit convener before sitting the deferred examination. Failure to do so will result in a fail. If their request is approved students will be allowed to sit a deferred mid-semester test at a later date (as chosen by the unit convener).
Final examinations are run centrally through the University of Canberra Examinations Office. In the event a student misses the Final Examination due to illness or other exceptional circumstances, the procedures outlined in the examinations and results subsection on canberra.edu.au must be followed (including submitting the online deferred application form within 3 days of scheduled exam to the Examinations Office).
Special assessment requirements
The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item. To achieve a passing grade or higher in this subject, students must:
- Attempt all assessment items;
- Achieve a minimum grade of at least 50% for the practical component of this unit;
- Achieve a minimum grade of at least 50% in the final exam; and
- Achieve a final aggregate mark of 50% or higher.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
This Unit contains participatory elements which are vital to the entry-level competencies for Optometrists (see https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cxo.12216). Except in the case of extenuating circumstances, 100% attendance is expected at all lectures, and 100% participation is required for all laboratory session.
It is expected that students unable to fulfil these participation requirements will inform the Unit Convener as soon as practical, by telephone or email. If attendance requirements cannot be regularly satisfied (e.g. timetable clash) it may be recommended that you schedule this unit for a future semester. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in failure of the associated assessment piece.
Consideration will be given for illness; however evidence such as a medical certificate (leave certificates are not acceptable) will be required.
Required IT skills
Students should be conversant with searching for and accessing information via electronic means; the use of Canvas; and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
Work placement, internships or practicums