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Ophthalmology

About the department:

To have the knowledge and skills necessary to identify the ophthalmic problems of a patient and their management, including emergency situations, health promotion, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and follow up.

Mission:

  • To have a perfect role in education, training, researches and health.
  • To introduce current trends in ophthalmic field in teaching and training to develop students' ability in providing excellent ophthalmic health care for patients, carrying out scientific researches, interacting with national and international medical society and acquiring continuous self-learning.

Vision:

To create an exceptional learning environment that develops students' ability in providing excellent ophthalmic health care for patients, carrying out scientific researches, interacting with national and international medical society and acquiring continuous self-learning.

Objectives:

  • Show responsible behavior with the patient and their families considering the cultural, social and economic background, and in dealing with all levels of education.
  • Use the required communication skills for taking appropriate history and conducting ophthalmic examination.
  • Appreciate the role of perfect understanding of basic science and the underlying patho-physiological processes relevant to ophthalmological practice, and the management of ophthalmic problems in patient and community.
  • Be acquainted with the epidemiological profile of the population and society, their cultural, social, geographic, legislative and economic characteristics, and their relationship to ophthalmological practice.
  • Have the knowledge and skills necessary to identify the ophthalmic problems of a patient and their management, including emergency situations, health promotion, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and follow up.
  • A wise selection of the most appropriate and cost-effective management of the patient problems.
  • Interact effectively with the ophthalmological health team and other health teams services.
  • Continue independent learning in ophthalmic sciences and practice, and pursue postgraduate studies.
  • Collaboration with national and international medical societies for joint researches and exchange of expertise.

Education plan:

Course name

Course code

Intended students

Credit H

duration

Ophthalmology

OPHT 421

Phase III, 4th Year

3

3 weeks

Capacity

The department delivering its theoretical part and clinical skills session inside the premises of the College of Medicine, and the clinical part and bed-side teaching usually takes place in Hospital in collaboration with ministry of health

Graduate:

Graduates will spend 16 months for internship period through which they will spend two months training on the basics of ophthalmology. During their residence, graduates will be handle cold cases and refer emergencies. They will be ready for further specialization in ophthalmology

Members:

Dr. Khalid Abdelsalam Zaki

Professor (coordinator)

 kazaki@ju.edu.sa