1. to test the candidate’s knowledge
of important aspects of pathology and
in the practice of ophthalmology.
2. to test knowledge of the appropriate
utilisation of pathology and microbiology
the understanding of the clinical relevance of pathology and
reports i.e. the candidate should know how specimens and biopsies
should be obtained
and what information is necessary to facilitate the best use
of the service.
Form of the Examination
1. Constructed response questions:
1 x 10 minute station with
two questions on pathology
1 x 10 minute station with two questions
2. 1 x 10 minute station consisting
of a structured oral examination on pathology and
(10 minutes covering 2-3 topics, examined by one pathologist, or an
with an interest in pathology, paired with an ophthalmologist).
Totalling 30 minutes
The oral will be a structured oral
with questions being preselected to test important and relevant areas of
knowledge and practice, which will include at least two pathology cases,
or cases of infectious disease, important to ophthalmic practice.