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Chair/James Gigantelli, M.D.
Lilibeth Goode, Curriculum Clerk
Truhlsen Eye Institute – 3902 Leavenworth Street
402-559-5379

OPHT 720 CLINIC OPHTHALMOLOGY 4 Credit Hours

ELECTIVE

This elective in Clinical Ophthalmology will include experience in all areas of general ophthalmologic diagnosis and therapy. Within this wide field, the following areas will receive particular emphasis: 1.Ophthalmic history taking and its correlation with the general medical history; 2. Functional evaluation of the visual system including determination of near and distance visual acuity, visual field, color vision and other testing procedures designed to detect dysfunction of any components of the visual system; 3.Direct examination of the visual system including pupillary exam, measurement of intraocular pressure, the use and limitations of slit-lamp, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy; and 4.Observation and participation in ocular surgical procedures. The goal of this program is to lay a firm foundation of basic knowledge and diagnostic skill, which will aid the non-ophthalmologist in evaluating disease processes of the eye, adnexa, and visual pathways. Such knowledge will make ophthalmic disorders or ophthalmic manifestations of systemic diseases. Activity-Hours/Week. Clinical patient care-30. Rounds-1. Didactic conferences-4. Independent learning-0. Research project-0. Independent patient care-5 to 6. Surgical Observation-4 to 6.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 4 Cr Hours; Synchronous 4, Clinical 36

Instructor: Dr. Diana Do.

Contact: Lilibeth Goode; lgoode@unmc.edu; 402-559-5379; TEI 3014 (Zip 5540).

Typically Offered: Each four weeks.

Capacity: 2.

Visiting Student Information: Visiting Students are not to contact faculty or clinical departments prior to acceptance through VSAS. Doing so is considered a professional breach and may disqualify the student from being offered a rotation.

OPHT 725 INTERNATIONAL OPHTHALMOLOGY ELECTIVE 4 Credit Hours

ELECTIVE

The International Ophthalmology Elective is intended to provide fourth year medical students with an interest in International Health and/or Ophthalmology with a one month elective experience in the developing world. Students will spend one month at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu, Nepal working side-by-side with residents and faculty. Students will spend time in lecture, clinic, surgery, and outreach clinics and surgical campus learning the nuances of eye care delivery in the developing world. Students will be assessed based upon: 1.An exit interview with the medical director of the international division of ophthalmology. 2.A 2-page essay summary of their elective experience. 3.A student performance assessment to be completed by the Medical Director of the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology. For additional information, contact Jessica Feilmeier, International Division Development Director at 402-305-2852.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 4 Cr Hours; Clinical 40

Prerequisite:  2 week Ophthalmology rotation (under Surgery Clerkship in M3 year) OR OPHT-720 Clinical Ophthalmology.

Instructor: Dr. Michael R. Feilmeier.

Contact: Lilibeth Goode; lgoode@unmc.edu; 402-559-5379; TEI 3014 (Zip 5540).

Typically Offered: Variable.

Capacity: Variable. Location: Kathmandu, Nepal.

Visiting Student Information: This course is NOT available to visiting students.

OPHT 740 OPHT/ENT 4 Credit Hours

ELECTIVE

This is a combined elective within the Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. The student will rotate through both departments. The rotation is designed for students entering other specialties. It will lay the foundation of basic knowledge and diagnostic skills to aid the student in their specialty of choice. Students completing the rotation will be able to manage the common problems within each specialty and also be able to recognize those problems requiring specialty referral. The student will be able to treat those problems appropriate for a primary care physician. The student will be able to recognize those problems which necessitate referral to the appropriate specialist. Further rotation details are found in the four week elective (OPHT-720 Clinical Ophthalmology) and (ORL-720 Otolaryngology) course descriptions.

Instructor: Dr. Diana Do (OPHT) and Dr. William Lydiatt (ORL).

Contact: Lilibeth Goode; lgoode@unmc.edu; 402-559-5379; TEI 3014 (Zip 5540).

Typically Offered: Each four weeks except July and August.

Capacity: 4. Location: Variable.

Visiting Student Information: This course is NOT available to visiting students.

OPHT 760 OFF CAMPUS ELECTIVE 4 Credit Hours

ELECTIVE

An Off-Campus Elective Application form must be submitted for this. (See Off-Campus Elective Application procedures.)

Credit Hour Breakdown: 4 Cr Hours; Clinical 40

Prerequisite:  Off-Campus Approval form completed.

Contact: Lilibeth Goode; lgoode@unmc.edu; 402-559-5379; TEI 3014 (Zip 5540).

Typically Offered: Each four weeks.

Capacity: Variable. Location: Variable.

Visiting Student Information: This course is NOT available to visiting students.

OPHT 790 RSCH IN OPHTHALMOLOGY 4-5 Credit Hours

ELECTIVE

Credit Hour Breakdown: 4 Cr Hours; Research 40

Prerequisite:  Pre-arranged with an advisor.

Contact: Lilibeth Goode; lgoode@unmc.edu; 402-559-5379; TEI 3014 (Zip 5540).

Typically Offered: Variable.

Capacity: Variable.

Visiting Student Information: This course is NOT available to visiting students.