Ocular Pharmacology I (BSD20811)
Ocular pharmacology is a blended learning course. The encyclopedic knowledge is delivered via pre-recorded lectures divided into 11 self- study modules. Each module covers current concepts regarding the management of ocular disease with systemic and topical pharmaceutical agents. Graded self-assessment quizzes are given on line and must be completed at designated due dates. The student will learn current indications, off label indications, side effects, and the most common drug interactions of current drugs used in ocular therapy. Moreover, the student will learn the mechanism of action of specific drugs as it relates to the pathophysiology of the condition for which the drug is prescribed. The pros and cons of particular drugs will be discussed so as to aid the clinical decision making process. There will be 10 face to faces sessions which are interactive and cased based. The emphasis will be on application of pharmaceutical agents in clinical practice. The face to face sessions will not be recorded.