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OPB650 Diseases of the Eye 6

A critical part of any eye examination is an assessment of ocular health. Optometrists are primary health care practitioners, and the majority of patients who require an eye examination consult an optometrist. Therefore, optometrists are at the forefront of the fight against eye disease, and play a major role in the detection of systemic diseases that cause ocular signs and symptoms. Extensive coverage of the topic of eye diseases therefore forms a major part of optometric studies. This unit is a continuation from OPB550 and provides students with the knowledge and capabilities to detect and diagnose eye disease, and to take appropriate clinical action.   OPB650 focuses on building knowledge of diseases influencing the posterior eye, ocular manifestations of systemic disease and neuro-ophthalmology.  Knowledge from this unit will be highly relevant to future units in the Master of Optometry (OP85) course involving clinical optometric practice and therapeutic management of eye disease.

Unit information

Unit code
OPB650
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School/Discipline
Optometry & Vision Science
Study area
Health and community
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2019 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019 Kelvin Grove
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $1,169
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $3,924
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $4,452
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
OPB451 and OPB550 and OPB556

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Unit outlines

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