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This subject will allow optometrists to advance their clinical capabilities in the day-to-day management of eye disease by affording them the opportunity to review the most current theories on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of anterior eye disease, including dry eye. The subject will provide optometrists with the tools necessary to develop a deeper, evidence-based understanding of anterior eye disease, including dry eye, thus empowering them to improve their clinical skills.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject the enrolled optometrist should:
- have a comtemporary knowledge of the pathophysiology, diagnostic issues and evidence-based best-practice management of common anterior eye diseases
- have demonstrated a capacity to identify, synthesise and evaluate appropriate scientific information such that they may construct a deeper knowledge of any ocular disease process;
- have demonstrated their capacity to interpret and integrate information from a variety of sources (such as patient presentation details, scientific, clinical and technical literature), thus allowing the most appropriate patient management decisions;
- have demonstrated enhanced knowledge in the use and application of specific advanced diagnostic techniques or instrumentation;
- have advanced their clinical skills and developed a flexibility of outlook such that they are better prepared for future paradigm shifts in the scope of optometric management of anterior eye disease;
- have an ability to modify and improve practice based on dialogue, self-reflection and life-long learning
On completion of this subject the student should:
- have improved capacity to evaluate and synthesise a range of professional and scientific literature associated with the knowledge and skills in the area being studied;
- be able to articulate knowledge and understanding in a written presentation;
- have developed an understanding of the value of advanced knowledge and improved technology to both a professional and wider community;
- have an appreciation of the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of research;
- have developed a high level of analytic and problem solving skill;
- have developed a flexibility of approach to enable better response to a background of rapidly changing information;
- have confidence to broaden scope of knowledge by consulting professional and scientific literature from fields that overlap and enhance professional practice;
- have the confidence to call upon peers to discuss and confer when needed;
- have developed capacity to manage competing demands on time and enhanced capacity for self-directed work;
- have and understanding of the area being studied in an international context;
Last updated: 29 July 2022