OPH 7150

Basics of Pediatric Ophthalmology


Jean Ramseur
Course Coordinator

Curriculum focus: 
Clinical level: 
MS year: 
Terms offered: 

PED 7501
NEUR 7510 preferred but not required


    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.

    Sites:  OL: Online learning

    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


    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