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OPHT801 Ophthalmic Anatomy

Anatomy of relevance to the clinical practice of ophthalmology. In particular the eye, the visual pathways, the orbit, its contents and periorbital structures. The anatomy of the head and neck, neuro-anatomy and histology as it pertains to the visual system.

The Department of Medicine offers the Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Basic Sciences (PGDipOphthBS), taught in conjunction with the University of Sydney. This consists of four 30-point papers, which can be taken full-time over a year or part-time up to five years. This diploma is intended for medical graduates with at least two years' experience who are either wishing to embark on a career in ophthalmology or in a recognised training programme and wish to enhance their understanding of the ophthalmic basic sciences. The diploma is based on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists' curriculum, which has been extended to include clinical correlations where appropriate.

Paper title Ophthalmic Anatomy
Paper code OPHT801
Subject Ophthalmology
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (6 March 2017 - 1 July 2017), 2nd Non standard period (31 July 2017 - 25 November 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Restriction
OPHX 801
Limited to
PGDipOphthBS
Eligibility
Must hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at a NZ university or an equivalent medical qualification by special approval.
Contact
Application enquiries to: Dr Sarah Soper sarah.soper@otago.ac.nz
Dr Logan Mitchell, Academic Co-ordinator logan.mitchell@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinators:
Dr Con Petsoglou
Associate Professor Gordon Sanderson (Optics)
Dr Logan Mitchell (Physiology)
Dr Richard Gardner (Anatomy)
Dr Andrea Vincent (Genetics)

Other practising ophthalmologists with a particular interest in basic sciences have been selected from throughout Australasia to teach on this course.
Paper Structure
The course of study comprises five papers:
  • OPHT 801 Ophthalmic Anatomy (30 points)
  • OPHT 802 Ophthalmic Physiology (30 points)
  • OPHT 803 Ophthalmic Optics (30 points)
  • OPHT 804 Practical Ophthalmic Basic Sciences (30 points)
  • OPHT 805 Ocular Genetics (30 points)
You need 120 points (ie four papers) to gain the diploma.
Teaching Arrangements
Three of the papers are offered through Distance Learning using web-based teaching, CDs and interactive tutorials via the Forum. The lectures are available via the Oceanbrowser/University of Sydney website, in which you will be enrolled. The fourth centres around a three-week residential course in Dunedin. OPHT 801, OPHT 802 and OPHT 803 will be examined by way of
  • Three assignments 40%
  • Participation in the online tutorial forum 10%
  • Exemplar assignment activity 5%
  • Written examination 45%
The examination will be held at the end of the semester in which the paper has been taught. All examinations are conducted under the regulations of the University of Otago.

OPHT 804 centres around a three-week on-campus programme run in Dunedin and Sydney and will be examined by objective practical supervised examinations (OPSE). Dates for Dunedin (June/July) to be confirmed.
Textbooks
Some reference texts are expensive. It is suggested that the student should consult local hospital and medical school libraries to see if any of the following texts are available. It is also suggested that online bookstores may be able to provide the texts at a cheaper price than local bookstores (beware of security issues). Have a look in local second-hand university bookstores or ask local previous candidates (or ophthalmology registrars) if they wish to "part" with their "pre-loved" texts (if they allow it, we may be able to provide you contact details). The Medical Society Bookshop and the Coop Bookshop both have been informed of the essential texts for the course. On the ophthalmology forum you may be able to pick up second copies of textbooks or borrow them for the term.The lectures will reference relevant texts and will provide additional relevant material (copyright allowing).

Prescribed text:
  • Clinical Anatomy of the Eye Snell RS and Lemp MAWolff's Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit (8th ed). AJ Bron et al (eds) HK Lewis, London 1997
Additional texts:
  • Histology of the Human Eye M Hogan J Alvarado, J Wedell WB Saunders , Philadelphia, 1971. (Photocopies of this text are kept by past Part 1 holders)
  • Gray's Anatomy (38th Ed) Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1989
  • The Eye Basic Sciences in Practice (Chapters 1 and 2) J Forrester et al Saunders Company Ltd London 1996.
  • The Human Nervous System, An Anatomical Viewpoint (5th Ed) ML Barr and JA Kiernan Harper and Row, Philadelphia 1988
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Describe the normal anatomical organisation of the human eye, orbit, and its contents and the head and neck in terms of cells, tissues, organs and systems
  • Describe the principal components of the human visual system and their function in detail
  • Describe how diagnostic imaging may be used in ophthalmic practice

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (6 March 2017 - 1 July 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
OceanBrowser

2nd Non standard period (31 July 2017 - 25 November 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
OceanBrowser

Anatomy of relevance to the clinical practice of ophthalmology. In particular the eye, the visual pathways, the orbit, its contents and periorbital structures. The anatomy of the head and neck, neuro-anatomy and histology as it pertains to the visual system.

The Department of Medicine offers the Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Basic Sciences (PGDipOphthBS), taught in conjunction with the University of Sydney. This consists of four 30-point papers, which can be taken full time over a year or part time up to five years. This diploma is intended for medical graduates with at least two years' experience who are either wishing to embark on a career in ophthalmology or in a recognised training programme and wish to enhance their understanding of the ophthalmic basic sciences. The diploma is based on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists' curriculum, which has been extended to include clinical correlations where appropriate.

Paper title Ophthalmic Anatomy
Paper code OPHT801
Subject Ophthalmology
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (5 March 2018 - 8 June 2018), 2nd Non standard period (30 July 2018 - 2 November 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,746.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,490.00

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Restriction
OPHX 801
Limited to
PGDipOphthBS
Eligibility
Must be admitted to the PGDipOphthBS or a Certificate of Proficiency.
Contact
Application enquiries to:
Postgraduate Administrator postgradadmin.medicine@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinators:
Dr Con Petsoglou
Associate Professor Gordon Sanderson (Optics)
Dr Logan Mitchell (Physiology)
Dr Richard Gardner (Anatomy)
Dr Andrea Vincent (Genetics)

Other practising ophthalmologists with a particular interest in basic sciences have been selected from throughout Australasia to teach on this course.
Paper Structure
This paper will be assessed by way of
  • Three assignments 40%
  • Participation in the online tutorial forum 10%
  • Exemplar assignment activity 5%
  • Written examination 45%
The examination will be held at the end of the semester in which the paper has been taught. All examinations are conducted under the regulations of the University of Otago.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Describe the normal anatomical organisation of the human eye, orbit, and its contents and the head and neck in terms of cells, tissues, organs and systems
  • Describe the principal components of the human visual system and their function in detail
  • Describe how diagnostic imaging may be used in ophthalmic practice
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is offered through Distance Learning using web-based teaching and interactive online tutorials. The lectures are available via the Oceanbrowser/University of Sydney Blackboard website, in which you will be enrolled.
Textbooks
Some reference texts are expensive. It is suggested that the student should consult local hospital and medical school libraries to see if any of the following texts are available. It is also suggested that online bookstores may be able to provide the texts at a cheaper price than local bookstores (beware of security issues). Have a look in local second-hand university bookstores or ask local previous candidates (or ophthalmology registrars) if they wish to part with their pre-loved texts (if they allow it, we may be able to provide you contact details). The Medical Society Bookshop and the Coop Bookshop both have been informed of the essential texts for the course. On the ophthalmology forum you may be able to pick up second copies of textbooks or borrow them for the term.The lectures will reference relevant texts and will provide additional relevant material (copyright allowing).

Prescribed text:
  • Clinical Anatomy of the Eye Snell RS and Lemp MAWolff's Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit (8th ed). AJ Bron et al (eds) HK Lewis, London 1997
Additional texts:
  • Histology of the Human Eye M Hogan J Alvarado, J Wedell WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1971. (Photocopies of this text are kept by past Part 1 holders)
  • Gray's Anatomy (38th Ed) Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1989
  • The Eye Basic Sciences in Practice (Chapters 1 and 2) J Forrester et al Saunders Company Ltd London 1996.
  • The Human Nervous System, An Anatomical Viewpoint (5th Ed) ML Barr and JA Kiernan Harper and Row, Philadelphia 1988

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (5 March 2018 - 8 June 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
OceanBrowser

2nd Non standard period (30 July 2018 - 2 November 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
OceanBrowser