The course aims to enable the student to know and understand the basis of the etiology and pathogenesis of disease processes in general and, in particular, the main pathological situations of ophthalmology. The student, at the end of the course, using the knowledge of anatomy, biology, physiology, pathology and general psychology previously acquired must demonstrate knowledge and understanding about:
- The pathophysiologic phenomena that are at the basis of events related to the ophthalmic pathology
- The causes and consequences of the main syndromes of orthoptic interest
- The causes and consequences of the major diseases of the ocular adnexa
The student also applying the knowledge and understanding acquired, should be able, even collaborating with other professionals, to contribute to the prevention of complications in patient suffering from eye disease, to identify the problems associated with ocular pathology, to cooperate in the most appropriate care plan.