This module gives a theoretical overview of commonly-encountered ocular diseases in clinical practice. Students will be guided in the physiology and pathogenesis of commonly-occurring ocular pathologies, recognition of clinical manifestations, signs and symptoms of ocular disease, fundamental differential diagnosis and appropriate optometric management strategies.
The module will provide an introduction to the key principles of basic pharmacology and drug action.
It will describe the physiological processes involved in the immune response in addition to the physiological basis of inflammation and allergy.
The module will also introduce microbiological classification, identification, reproduction, ocular disease association and anti-microbial sensitivity.
The physiological and pharmacological introduction will provide students with a robust foundation from which they can understand and confidently describe the drug action of anti-inflammatories, anti-allergy medication, immunosuppressants and antimicrobials used in the treatment of ocular diseases.
The module will also provide an overview of the pharmacological and non- conservative treatments available for dry eye conditions
Common diseases and inflammatory states of the anterior segment
Common diseases and inflammatory states of the posterior segment
Key principles of basic pharmacology
Physiological basis of immune response
Pathophysiological basis of inflammation and allergy
Microbiological classification, identification, reproduction, ocular disease association and anti-microbial sensitivity.
Pharmacological actions of immunosuppressants, anti-inflammatories, anti-allergy medication and antimicrobials used commonly in the treatment of ocular disease
The CORU Standards of Proficiency for Optometrists covered, wholly or in part, in this module are within the following domains:
1. Professional Autonomy and Accountability
2. Communication, Collaborative Practice and Teamworking
3. Safety and Quality
5. Professional Knowledge and Skills
The theoretical components of this module are to be delivered via a mix of lecture-based delivery and self-directed learning (online and offline).
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