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South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology
Level 8, East Wing
Royal Adelaide Hospital
North Terrace
South Australia 5000

Telephone: +61 8 8222 2729
Facsimile: +61 8 8222 2741

Teaching & Education

Undergraduate Education Program

The Institute is responsible for the coordination of the ophthalmology curriculum in the undergraduate medical course.

Postgraduate Ophthalmology Training Program

The SAIO has an active involvement in the Registrar training program through the Central Northern Ophthalmic Network (CNON). The current State Qualification & Education Chairman and the Director of Training are members of the Network.

Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner Program

The SAIO coordinates this education program to ensure the provision of an alternate workforce in areas of need.

Optometrist Teaching Program

The SAIO coordinates the regular Optometrist Education Seminars held at the QEH and RAH. The QEH provides post-graduate experience for local and foreign optometrists in a purpose equipped facility.

General Practitioners

The SAIO maintains a GP education program through the Network and also provides the opportunity for clinical placements in the 3 hospitals.

Community Education Programs

The Institute takes a leading role in involving the community in eye health awareness campaigns

Continuing Medical Education

CNON Grand Rounds

A grand round involving all clinical and research staff is held every 3 months. This provides a forum for audit, case discussions and general interaction between all members of the Network and Institute. These meetings also provide an opportunity for all clinical staff to be involved fully in the management decisions of the Clinical Network. The rounds are held on a Wednesday evening at 6.30-7.30 pm with a short business meeting for all consultants held immediately after.

Professorial teaching sessions

Tutorial teaching sessions held weekly in the SAIO conference room. Professor Selva, RAH weeks 2 & 4 Monday at 8.30 am, Professor Casson, RAH weeks 1 & 3 Thursday at 6.00 pm.


The Institute has an active role in the organization of the annual RANZCO State Scientific Meeting as well as being involved in other meetings and workshops.