OPH 7150

Basics of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Contact

Lori van der Merwe
Course Coordinator
vanderme@umn.edu

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
Requirement
MS Year
Hands-On
Terms Offered
Credits
Prerequisites

PED 7501; NEUR 7510 preferred but not required

Details

Catalog Description: Amblyopia is the leading cause of monocular blindness in children. Early diagnosis and treatment is predictive of outcome. Primary care providers and ophthalmologists have collaborative roles to play in the diagnosis and treatement of amblopia and other pediatric ocular conditions. This course addresses pathophysiology, diagnostics, therapeutics and the role of team management for childhood opthalmic conditions.

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Site Code

Site Name

Notes

OL-1000

Online

 

 Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: Independent study daily, 1 hour daily moderated group learning

Direct patient care: No

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives: By the end of the course students will be able to

  • identify common pediatric ophthalmic conditions
  • know when to refer for ophthalmic consultation, including the urgency of the referral
  • become familiar with the evidence-basis for recommended interventions for pediatric ophthalmic conditions
  • understand the roles that various team members play in the management of pediatric ophthalmic conditions

Graded Components:  Participation (completion of daily, ungraded formative quizzes) 50%; final paper on topic of choice 50%

Grading Scale: P/N

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Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type: No

Course equivalency: N/A

Related curricular experience: N/A

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Course evaluation: MedHub