Postgraduate Course: Ophthalmology 1 (OPTH12001)
|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||Professional management of everyday elective and emergency ophthalmic pathology both medical and surgical.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, 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 demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of:
1) Skills relating to the professional management of everyday elective and emergency ophthalmic pathology both medical and surgical, in preparation for a consultancy post.
- 2) Patient history taking, examination, investigation and diagnosis-making skills to manage patients independently.
- 3) Principles of Good Medical Practice as laid out by the UK General Medical Council; principles of evidence based medicine; quality improvement and patient care; patient safety.
- 4) Basic epidemiology, statistics, clinical research techniques
and principles of clinical audit and their application to ophthalmology; information handling; use of computers and information technology in medicine; health economics.
- 5) The role of the ophthalmologist as leader and member of a multi-professional clinical team, including communication skills; health promotion and disease prevention (HPDP); attitudes, ethics and responsibilities (AER).
|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