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Clinical Practice I

Code 12508
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(30H)/PL(30H)
Scientific area Optometria
Entry requirements Knowledge of Anatomy and Ocular Physiology I and II, Fundamentals of Optometry and Ophthalmic Optics.
Learning outcomes Application of optometric techniques in clinical situations in a real context, namely at the Clinical and Experimental Center for Vision Science and at UBIMedical, where students must demonstrate knowledge and apply and develop communication and practical skills. Develop critical thinking and skills in the decision-making process of basic optometric situations, particularly in terms of anamnesis, objective and subjective refraction examination, and study of non-squint binocular vision in young adults.
Syllabus (1) perform an accurate anamnesis;
(2) know how to communicate with patients who have poor or non-verbal communication, who are reticent or who may be misleading;
(3) know how to communicate bad news to patients in an empathetic and understandable way;
(4) know how to manage information in a safe, ethical and confidential manner;
(5) understand the legal, professional, and ethical obligations of an optometrist;
(6) know how to create and maintain clear, accurate and current patient records;
(7) know how to interpret and respond appropriately to existing records;
(8) understand referral and referral pathways;
(9) know how to determine refraction in patients with common optometric problems using the most appropriate objective and subjective techniques;
(10) know how to handle the slit lamp;
(11) know how to evaluate the integrity of the anterior pole with a slit lamp;
(12) know how to evaluate the integrity of the posterior pole using indirect ophthalmoscopy.
Main Bibliography - Brooks, C., Borish, I., System for ophthalmic dispensing (3rd ed.), Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, 2007.
- Benjamin, W.J. (2006) Borish's Clinical Refraction, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, Butterworth-Heinemann.
- Rosenfield, M., Logan, N. (2009) Optometry: Science, Techniques and Clinical Management, Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier.
- Elliot, D.B. (2008) Clinical Procedures in Primary Eye Care, Butterworth-Heinemann.
- Furlan W, Monreal JG, Escrivá LM (2009) Fundamentos de optometria, refracción ocular, 2ª edición, PUV publicacions.
- Kronfeld, P. C. (2014). The gross anatomy and embryology of the eye. The eye, 1, 1-66.
- Land, M. F. (1999). The human eye: Structure and function. Nature Medicine, 5(11), 1229-1229.
- Garharta, C., & Lakshminarayananb, V. (2015). Anatomy of the Eye.
- Volpe, N. J. (2004). Adler's physiology of the eye: clinical application.
- Davson, H. (2012). Physiology of the Eye. Elsevier.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching methodology integrating: practical laboratory classes to practice clinical procedures and solve exercises to exemplify the calculation of vision parameters necessary for clinical practice; tutorial classes with real patients for supervised application of selected clinical procedures; complement to self-study training. Assessment using practical tests of clinical procedures in a laboratory environment and in a clinical context with real patients.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-16

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