About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education
This course will be accredited by the Eye Bank Association of Australia and New Zealand (EBAANZ). This is the only professional body in this sector at both Graduate Certificate and Specialist Certificate.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of the course, students should be able to;
- Identify key factors in the history of corneal transplantation and eye banking that influence contemporary practice.
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of the pathophysiology of corneal and other ocular tissue and how it relates to the treatment of corneal and other ocular disease through transplantation.
- Describe in detail the professional practice of eye donation and eye banking in its continuity from donor identification and consent through to transplantation.
- Appraise the ethical, legal and governance frameworks relating to eye donation and eye banking.
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of the role of quality systems and principles in eye banking.
- Critically appraise and apply knowledge of risk, disease transmission, and corneal pathology in the selection of eye donors.
- Compare and contrast eye donation programs within different health systems.
- Comprehend, at an advanced level, the surgical and scientific principles of eye banking.
- Demonstrate a good awareness of issues surrounding death, bereavement, and apply this understanding to donor family discussions and interactions with clinical staff.
- Apply skills in problem solving, critical thinking, collaborative, reflective practice to self-evaluate professional skills and knowledge in eye donation and eye banking.
- Written and oral articulation of key concepts and frameworks
- Analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to adapt and respond to a rapidly changing work environment
- Team working
- Critical thinker who is skilled in clinical and technical decision making;
- Active member of the eye banking and health/medical sector who understands the role and function of eye banking within today’s health system, inclusive of the regulatory requirements that underpin the service;
- Advocate who acts ethically as the Custodian of tissue until point of transplantation;
- Future leader and collaborator; and an
- Integrated and self-aware professional who can interact with donors and key stakeholders in the safe delivery of eye banking services.
Last updated: 7 April 2020