Nov 1, 1992

Ophthalmology in the undergraduate curriculum. A review in Queensland

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology
D StarkC Morrey


Three hundred and sixty-nine postal questionnaires related to the content and teaching of the undergraduate medical course were sent to Queensland city and provincial ophthalmologists, general practitioners, physicians and surgeons. The return rate was 53%. The views of the four groups were similar in most respects. The majority of respondents thought that ophthalmology should be taught as a separate course. They stated visits to operating theatre and eye casualty unit should be included in the course. Ophthalmologists and general practitioners stated the course should be longer, physicians thought it should remain the same length and surgeons felt less time should be dedicated to the teaching of ophthalmology. Topic areas regarded as essential were the acute care areas: trauma; glaucoma; infection; use of an ophthalmoscope; acute visual loss; and red eye. Squint was also regarded as an essential area by ophthalmologists.

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Mentioned in this Paper

Ophthalmology Specialty
Unspecified Visual Loss
Education, Medical, Undergraduate
Redness of Eye
Short-Term Courses
Bloodshot Eye
Questionnaire Design

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