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 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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Ms Layal Naji|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Ms Layal Naji|
Bowling, B. (2016). Kanski's Clinical Ophthalmology : A systematic approach (Eighth ed.). London: Elsevier.
This book is available for purchase at the School Locker online-shop and for loan at the library (including online).
Bagheri, N., Wajda, B., Calvo, C., Durrani, A., Friedberg, M., Rapuano, C., & Wills Eye Hospital. (2017). The Wills Eye Manual : Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease
This book is available for loan at the library (including online).
List of Required Readings
Compulsory and optional readings as specified by the lecturers throughout the session will be made available on Canvas.
List of Recommended Text
Bruce AS and Loughnan MS. ‘Anterior Eye Disease and Therapeutics', Butterworth-Heinemann, 2nd edition, 2011
This book is available for loan at the library (including online).
Kanski JJ. Signs in Ophthalmology: Causes and differential diagnosis. London: Elsevier, 2010
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.
Supplementary assessment may only apply for units in the final semester of a course. This unit does not fall into that category.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are required to cooperate in (laboratory classes, workshops or tutorials) where students may be asked to practice optometry skills on each other, so each student is the patient and practitioner in turn and for approximately equal duration. By both conducting the clinical procedures and participating in the tests, you will gain an insight and empathy into the issues associated with testing visual function, both from the point of view of both an optometrist and patient. During classes you will be required to demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict. Any action or omission that affects patient safety or is deemed disrespectful to your patients, fellow students or the teaching staff can result in failure of a patient assessment task regardless of the aggregate mark for the assessment
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.
Satisfactory attendance at all laboratory classes is required. Satisfactory attendance includes reaching target proficiency in some techniques taught in earlier units. Details will be provided on CANVAS.
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