Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Diploma of Specialized Studies - Ophthalmology

Hybrid

Mission

The mission of the ophthalmology residency program is to train future ophthalmologists in both clinical and academic ophthalmology. The residents’ responsibilities have been meticulously structured to maximize the educational experience. This program will serve as a guideline for training centers enabling them to meet the Arab, European and American standards as set out by the different Boards.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Graduates must use their basic and clinical knowledge acquired during the specialization path in order to support and treat the patient...
within the specialty, but without forgetting their skills in general practice.
2. Must support the patient psychologically and morally, and the family and entourage for better therapeutic compliance.
3. Must improve their knowledge and skills in parallel to the new technological discoveries and put them to the service of patients according to the rules of professionalism and ethics.
4. Have to practice their profession in accordance with the principles of quality, in particular the principles of efficiency and equity.
5. Must share their knowledge and promote prevention principles and other public health principles.

Program Outcomes

At the end of the program, the young ophthalmologists will:
a. Master the basic knowledge and clinical knowledge of the specialty in order to analyze the clinical situation, to propose a course of action and the appropriate treatment and be ready to act quickly in urgent cases.
b. Acquire deep knowledge in other specialties, both medical and surgical, related to the specialty and their future practice.
c. Be able to take charge of a patient and provide moral and psychological support to the patient and entourage.
d. Be prepared to use new knowledge and new techniques to improve their practice.
e. Master the gestures and techniques (diagnostic procedures, non-surgical management, and surgical management) proper to the specialty and apply them according to the rules of professionalism and ethics.
f. Collaborate with other clinical or paraclinical specialists, respecting the principle of efficiency and in the best interest of the patient.
g. Share his knowledge with his peers, students and other healthcare professionals.
h. Promote the principles of (prevention) and other public health principles (specific to their specialty without forgetting their skills as generalists).
72 credits
Common Core
MEDR922Anatomy and Embryology and Physiology of the Eye
3 credits
During the first year, courses are held for the residents in the basic sciences of ophthalmology (such as embryology, anatomy and physiology of ocular structures) at the Eye & Ear Hospital.
MEDR924Anterior Segment Pathologies
3 credits
This covers anterior segment pathologies, diseases of the orbit, pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology.
MEDR923Ophthalmic Investigation Methods, Surgical Methodology in Ophthalmology and External Ocular Pathologies
3 credits
This academic credit is held all year long, the courses being given at the Eye & Ear department in the form of clinical cases and/or presentations which may be prepared by the residents themselves in the presence of attending physicians who may discuss specific cases with residents. Emphasis is placed on methods of examination in ophthalmology.
MEDR925Posterior Segment Pathologies and Neuro-ophthalmology
3 credits
This covers posterior segment pathologies, diseases of the orbit, pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology.
Specialization
MEDR964AResidency Rotation in Ophthalmology I
6 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MEDR941B
The core curriculum is the phase in which residents will acquire all the basic theoretical knowledge of their specialty as well as multidisciplinary expertise in relation to the specialty. During this phase, residents improve basic clinical skills (diagnostic, medical strategy and treatment), improve their technical skills in the specialty, their organizational skills, their communication skills, during the study of the curriculum and beyond, as well as their ethical and professional skills.
MEDR964BResidency Rotation in Ophthalmology II
6 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MEDR964A
The core curriculum is the phase in which residents will acquire all the basic theoretical knowledge of their specialty as well as multidisciplinary expertise in relation to the specialty. During this phase, residents improve basic clinical skills (diagnostic, medical strategy and treatment), improve their technical skills in the specialty, their organizational skills, their communication skills, during the study of the curriculum and beyond, as well as their ethical and professional skills.
MEDR964CResidency Rotation in Ophthalmology III
6 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MEDR964B
The core curriculum is the phase in which residents will acquire all the basic theoretical knowledge of their specialty as well as multidisciplinary expertise in relation to the specialty. During this phase, residents improve basic clinical skills (diagnostic, medical strategy and treatment), improve their technical skills in the specialty, their organizational skills, their communication skills, during the study of the curriculum and beyond, as well as their ethical and professional skills.
MEDR964DResidency Rotation in Ophthalmology IV
6 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MEDR964C
The core curriculum is the phase in which residents will acquire all the basic theoretical knowledge of their specialty as well as multidisciplinary expertise in relation to the specialty. During this phase, residents improve basic clinical skills (diagnostic, medical strategy and treatment), improve their technical skills in the specialty, their organizational skills, their communication skills, during the study of the curriculum and beyond, as well as their ethical and professional skills.
MEDR964EResidency Rotation in Ophthalmology V
6 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MEDR964D
The core curriculum is the phase in which residents will acquire all the basic theoretical knowledge of their specialty as well as multidisciplinary expertise in relation to the specialty. During this phase, residents improve basic clinical skills (diagnostic, medical strategy and treatment), improve their technical skills in the specialty, their organizational skills, their communication skills, during the study of the curriculum and beyond, as well as their ethical and professional skills.
MEDR964FResidency Rotation in Ophthalmology VI
6 credits    |    Pre-requisite: MEDR964E
The core curriculum is the phase in which residents will acquire all the basic theoretical knowledge of their specialty as well as multidisciplinary expertise in relation to the specialty. During this phase, residents improve basic clinical skills (diagnostic, medical strategy and treatment), improve their technical skills in the specialty, their organizational skills, their communication skills, during the study of the curriculum and beyond, as well as their ethical and professional skills.
MEDR941AResidency Rotation in Surgery
6 credits
The core curriculum is the phase in which residents will acquire all the basic theoretical knowledge of their specialty as well as multidisciplinary expertise in relation to the specialty. During this phase, residents improve basic clinical skills (diagnostic, medical strategy and treatment), improve their technical skills in the specialty, their organizational skills, their communication skills, during the study of the curriculum and beyond, as well as their ethical and professional skills.
MEDR941BResidency Rotation in Surgery
6 credits
The core curriculum is the phase in which residents will acquire all the basic theoretical knowledge of their specialty as well as multidisciplinary expertise in relation to the specialty. During this phase, residents improve basic clinical skills (diagnostic, medical strategy and treatment), improve their technical skills in the specialty, their organizational skills, their communication skills, during the study of the curriculum and beyond, as well as their ethical and professional skills.
MEDR930ASeminars and Conferences
Seminars and conferences represent both a learning and assessment tool knowing that the theoretical education of the resident remains mostly a personal work that begins with reading books and articles, preparing conferences and is ongoing with continuing medical education and self­learning (erudition). During development, the “apprentice doctors” must initially attend and listen to their elders, then submit records to the staff, then present lectures to peers and seniors locally (hospital) and in a local congress and finally in an international congress. In parallel and concerning teaching, it begins with clinical teaching to the youngest and finishes during university courses.
MEDR930BSeminars and Conferences
Seminars and conferences represent both a learning and assessment tool knowing that the theoretical education of the resident remains mostly a personal work that begins with reading books and articles, preparing conferences and is ongoing with continuing medical education and self­learning (erudition). During development, the “apprentice doctors” must initially attend and listen to their elders, then submit records to the staff, then present lectures to peers and seniors locally (hospital) and in a local congress and finally in an international congress. In parallel and concerning teaching, it begins with clinical teaching to the youngest and finishes during university courses.
MEDR930CSeminars and Conferences
Seminars and conferences represent both a learning and assessment tool knowing that the theoretical education of the resident remains mostly a personal work that begins with reading books and articles, preparing conferences and is ongoing with continuing medical education and self­learning (erudition). During development, the “apprentice doctors” must initially attend and listen to their elders, then submit records to the staff, then present lectures to peers and seniors locally (hospital) and in a local congress and finally in an international congress. In parallel and concerning teaching, it begins with clinical teaching to the youngest and finishes during university courses.
MEDR930DSeminars and Conferences
12 credits
Seminars and conferences represent both a learning and assessment tool knowing that the theoretical education of the resident remains mostly a personal work that begins with reading books and articles, preparing conferences and is ongoing with continuing medical education and self­learning (erudition). During development, the “apprentice doctors” must initially attend and listen to their elders, then submit records to the staff, then present lectures to peers and seniors locally (hospital) and in a local congress and finally in an international congress. In parallel and concerning teaching, it begins with clinical teaching to the youngest and finishes during university courses.
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