WHAT THE OPHTHALMOLOGIST IS ABLE TO DO

To order and interpret appropriate special investigations, in particular:

PATIENT INVESTIGATION (PI)

Learning Outcome

Clinical Assessment

Code

PI1

Description

Trainees must understand the role of an orthoptic assessment, where appropriate, and interpret the findings.  They must understand the limitations of the investigation and the implications of positive or negative results. 

Assessment

CbD,portfolio/logbook and end of year review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2

Related Learning Outcomes

PI 1 - P10

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Learning Outcome

Corneal assessment

Code

PI2

Description

Trainees must be able appropriately to select, perform and interpret investigations to assess the cornea.  They must understand the limitations of the investigation and the implications of a positive or negative test result. They must be aware of the possible discomfort to which the patient may be exposed during the test as well as the cost and resources involved.

Assessment

CbD,portfolio/logbook and end of year review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2

Related Learning Outcomes

PI 1 - P10

Other Links

Study Guide

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Learning Outcome

Ultrasonography

Code

PI3

Description

Trainees must be able to appropriately select order and interpret ocular and orbital ultrasound measurements and images. They must understand the limitations of the investigation and the implications of a positive or negative test result. They must be aware of the possible discomfort to which the patient may be exposed during the test as well as the cost and resources involved.

Assessment

CbD,portfolio/logbook and end of year review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2

Related Learning Outcomes

PI 1 - P10

Other Links

Study Guide

PATIENT INVESTIGATION (PI)

Learning Outcome

Fundus angiography

Code

PI4

Description

Trainees must be able to understand the indications and possible risks associated to fundus angiography. They must be able to order, perform, & interpret positive and negative results & understand the implications of the results. T

Assessment

CbD,portfolio/logbook and end of year review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2

Related Learning Outcomes

PI 1 - P10

Other Links

Study Guide

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Learning Outcome

Radiology and Neuro-imaging

Code

PI6

Description

Trainees must be able to appropriately select order and interpret radiological and related investigations; to understand the limitations of the investigations and the relative risks to the patient; to take into consideration the cost and resources involved.

Assessment

CbD,portfolio/logbook and end of year review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2

Related Learning Outcomes

PI 1 - P10

Other Links

Study Guide

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Learning Outcome

Retinal and optic nerve imaging

Code

PI5

Description

All trainees must be able appropriately to perform order and interpret retinal and optic nerve investigations that require some form of imaging such as OCT. They must be aware of new techniques as they are developed. They must understand the limitations of the investigations and the implications of a positive or negative test result. They must be aware of the possible discomfort, distress and risks that the patient may be exposed to involved with the test as well as the cost and resources involved.

Assessment

CbD,portfolio/logbook and end of year review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2

Related Learning Outcomes

PI 1 - P10

Other Links

Study Guide

PATIENT INVESTIGATION (PI)

Learning Outcome

Electrodiagnostics

Code

PI7

Description

Trainees must be able to appropriately select order & interpret appropriate electrodiagnostic tests. They must understand the limitations of investigations and implications of negative and positive tests. They must be aware of possible discomfort and distress and risks to which the patient may be exposed as well as the cost and resources involved.

Assessment

CbD,portfolio/logbook and end of year review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2

Related Learning Outcomes

PI 1 - P10

Other Links

Study Guide

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Learning Outcome

Laboratory investigations

Code

PI8

Description

Trainees must be able to appropriately select order and interpret appropriate laboratory investigations and recognize when further action is required.  They should understand the limitations of each investigation and implications of positive or negative test results.  They should be aware of possible discomfort and distress and risks to which patient may be exposed as well as the costs and resources involved.

Assessment

CbD,portfolio/logbook and end of year review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2

Related Learning Outcomes

PI 1 - P10

Other Links

Study Guide

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Learning Outcome

Biometry

Code

PI9

Description

Trainees must be able to perform and interpret appropriate biometry investigation, particularly in relation into

Assessment

CbD,portfolio/logbook and end of year review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2

Related Learning Outcomes

PI 1 - P10

Other Links

Study Guide

PATIENT INVESTIGATION (PI)

Learning Outcome

Visual fields

Code

PI10

Description

Trainees must be able to perform confrontation, manual and automated visual field tests.  They must understand the limitations of visual field tests.  They must be able to interpret visual field test results.  They must understand the clinical correlates of visual field defects

Assessment

CbD,portfolio/logbook and end of year review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2

Related Learning Outcomes

PI 1 - P10

Other Links

Study Guide