MDSA40060 Otolaryngology/Ophthalmology

Academic Year 2023/2024

This course introduces students to the disciplines on otolaryngology and ophthalmology. Using a combination of student role-play, video recording, standardized patients (actors) and actual patients, students will learn the skills of history taking and examination of the eyes, ears, nose and throat. The learning environment will include the UCD Clinical Skills Centre. The clinical attachments associated with this module are now associated with medicine and surgery modules in the later curriculum. The course is predominantly practical in nature and the emphasis is on development of clinical history taking, communication skills, physical examination and use of the auroscope and the ophthalmoscope. It is supported by a lecture programme which serves to orientate students to the learning tasks and to complement the skills elements of the course with an introduction to other key elements of clinical practice. These include professionalism, management of acute and chronic illness and lifelong learning. Students must pass this module - there is no compensation mechanism available.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
- Demonstrate competence in history taking and physical examination of the eyes, ears, nose and throat
- Demonstrate competence in the use of the auroscope and the ophthalmoscope and diagnosis of common eye and ear diseases
- Present and communicate clinical information to patients and colleagues

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

68

Lectures

18

Seminar (or Webinar)

8

Practical

6

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Clinical Skills Workshops - to develop clinical history taking, communication skills, physical examination and use of the auroscope and the ophthalmolscope.
These workshops are supported by a lecture programme delivered over 9 weeks 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

This module is only available to students on the MB BCh BAO programme


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Examination: MCQ (1hr) Otolaryngology - will run contemporaneously with Ophthalmology MCQ in 2hr sitting - Week 10 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% Yes

50

Yes
Examination: MCQ (1hr) Ophthalmology - will run contemporaneously with Otolaryngology MCQ in 2 hour sitting - Week 10 - 30% of final grade

Oral Clinical Exam (OSCE) - Week 10 - 20% of final grade
1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% Yes

50

Yes

Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Not yet recorded
Name Role
Dr Khalid Kamel Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mrs Allison Kacperski Tutor
Dr Alexandra McCreery Tutor
Dr Eabha O'Driscoll Tutor
Assoc Professor Fergal O'Duffy Tutor
Mubassir Ullah Tutor