Dept of Ophthalmology Curriculum | Course

Curriculum

Goal

As per the guidelines issued by the National Medical Council, students are trained using the competency-based medical education program. Core competencies are focused on with aid of videos and skill lab facilities.

The goal of the teaching of students ophthalmology is  to  provide knowledge and skills that shall  enable him/her to practice as a primary eye care physician and also to function effectively as a  community health leader. They assist  in  the  implementation  of  National Programme  for the prevention of blindness, and rehabilitation  of the visually handicapped. The skills imparted such as ophthalmoscopy facilitate his/her role as a physician, intensivist and ophthalmologist. 

Knowledge
At the end of the course, the student should have  knowledge of: 

  1. Principles of management of major ophthalmic emergencies
  2. Common problems affecting the eye 
  3. Effects of local and systemic diseases on patient’s  vision and  the  necessary action required to minimise the  sequalae  of such diseases
  4. Adverse drug reactions with special reference to  ophthalmic manifestations
  5. National  programme  of  control  of  blindness  and   its implementation at various levels
  6. Eye care education for prevention of eye problems
  7. Role of primary health centre in organization of eye camps
  8. Organization of primary health care and the functioning  of the ophthalmic assistant.
  9. Eye bank organization 

Skills
At the end of the course, the student should be able to: 

1. Provide first aid in major ophthalmic emergencies
2. Elicit  a history pertinent to general  health  and  ocular status
3. Assist  in  diagnostic procedures  such  as  visual  acuity testing,  examination  of eye,  Schiotz  tonometry,  Staining  for Corneal pathology, confrontation perimetry, Subjective refraction including   correction   of  presbyopia   and   aphakia,   direct ophthalmoscopy  and  conjunctival smear  examination  and  Cover test. 
4. Diagnose and treat common problems affecting the eye
5. Interpret ophthalmic signs in relation to  common  systemic disorders
6. Assist/observe    therapeutic    procedures    such    as subconjunctival  injection,  Corneal/Conjunctival  foreign   body removal, syringing and tarsorraphy
7. Assist to organise community surveys for visual check up
8. Assist to organise primary eye care service through  primary health  centres
9. Use  effective means of communication with the  public  and individual  to  motivate  for surgery in  cataract  and  for  eye donation
10. Establish  rapport  with  his  seniors,  colleagues   and paramedical workers, so as to effectively function as a member of the eye care team. 

Integration
The undergraduate training in Ophthalmology will provide  an integrated approach   towards other disciplines especially neurosciences, otorhinolaryngology, General Surgery and General Medicine.

Continuing Medical Education Programmes / Webinars

2018  Update- Keratoplasty recent trends

2019  Retina- Update Retinal Vascular disorders

2020  Cataract surgery- Recent trends

2021  Pediatric Ophthalmology- Recent trends