Postgraduate Course: Clinical Decision Making, Therapeutics, Avoiding and Managing Complications (OPTH12004)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Clinical decision making, therapeutics and managing and avoiding complications in ophthalmology.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Online Activities 55,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Discussion Boards 25%, Written Exam 75%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students who complete this course successfully will be able to:
1) Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of independent clinical diagnosis decision making; formulate a relevant differential ophthalmological diagnosis and choose an appropriate management strategy; recognise and manage local and systemic complications of treatment.
- 2) Understand assessment of progress of disease and select appropriate cases for surgery.
- 3) Demonstrate ability to avoid and manage postoperative complications.
- 4) Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of: prescribing and administering appropriate local and systemic therapy; achieving appropriate local anaesthesia and recognising possible complications; administering periocular and intraocular drugs.
- 5) Make appropriate referrals to medical and non-medical colleagues.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Ophthalmology, Eye Disease
|Course organiser||Prof Baljean Dhillon
Tel: (0131 6)50 9240
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Jones
Tel: (0131) 651 4932
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