Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

7 Faculty of Medicine : 7.5 Departments and Units in the Faculty of Medicine : 7.5.20 Ophthalmology

Core Courses
OPTH 300 Ophthalmology - ICM.
(1) This course will teach the basics of the eye exam (ophthalmoscope, visual acuity and slit lamp). It will focus on the following topics: acute and chronic visual loss, trauma to the eye, the red eye and eye manifestations of systemic diseases (e.g. hypertension, diabetes).
The Department of Ophthalmology gives sessions with particular emphasis on history-taking, diagnosis and treatment of common eye problems, as well as instruction on how to use the ophthalmoscope and slit lamp microscope.
Four-week electives are offered to ICM or Clerkship students at the Montreal General, Royal Victoria, Jewish General and Montreal Children's Hospitals. Each student functions as a clinical clerk in the respective Eye Department.

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