SURGICAL SKILLS (SS)

Learning Outcome

Ocular biopsy

Code

SS10

Description

All trainees must be able to perform a biopsy of ocular and adnexal tissues.

They must understand the indications, limitations and risks of the biopsy.

They must ensure that they prepare the biopsy sample correctly for subsequent laboratory analysis and must liaise with laboratory staff so that appropriate media, identification of edges and transport are used to maximise the diagnostic yield of the biopsy.They must make appropriate and reliable arrangements for the result to be acted upon in a timely fashion.

Assessment

OSATS1 Portfolio, end of year exams, COECSA Exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 3/4 yr program

Related Learning Outcomes

SS1 - SS17

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