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Prescribing for disorders of the eye (20 Credits)

On successfully completing the module, students should be able to:
  • Evaluate the signs and symptoms associated with eye disease and to conduct appropriate investigations
  • Recognise ocular abnormalities, differential diagnoses and make decisions on appropriate management strategies
  • Apply knowledge of the theory and practice of prescribing as relevant to abnormal ocular conditions
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of relevant ocular therapeutic drugs
You will cover:
  • Review of the anatomy and physiology of the eye and adnexa
  • What is health, what is disease, ‘adapting to the environment’?
  • Taking a history
  • Methods of ocular examination, equipment and techniques in the detection and monitoring of glaucoma
  • Infection control in clinical practice
  • Development and documentation of clinical management plans
  • Evidence based practice
  • Glaucoma
  • Red eye
  • Prescribing for ocular trauma, contact lens complications and post surgical interventions
  • Prescribing for retinopathy and maculopathy
  • Skin lesions

Completion of OP4OT1 Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics is required before undertaking this module, to provide students with the necessary background knowledge for OP4OT2. Therefore, OP4OT1 and OP4OT2 may not usually be taken simultaneously during a study period.

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