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HMO305 - Health and Vision Sciences 3

Unit details


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry

Unit chair:

James Armitage and Linda Robinson


HMO303 and HMO304



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 2 hours of problem-based learning seminars; up to 10 hours of classes; and 2 hours of team-based learning each week for 10 weeks of trimester.


In this unit, students will build on, consolidate and then extend their knowledge, from previous units HMO203 and HMO303, in the physical and biomedical sciences underpinning optometric practice. Students will engage in further problem-based learning through cases drawn from a range of straightforward and more complex conditions. Cases will specifically span the refractive, binocular, developmental, age-related and systemic disorders that affect the eye. Classes and seminars will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions. The physical and biomedical sciences covered will be mainly anatomy and physiology, neurology and pharmacology, pathophysiology, therapeutics and advanced visual optics. Optometric diagnosis and management approaches will continue to be developed. Students will continue to exercise academic literacy and research skills through a series of classes and an assignment. Student learning will be consolidated through team-based learning.


Assessment task 1: Team-based learning (comprising: 10 x individual readiness assurance tests 25%; team readiness assurance tests 10%) 35%

Assessment task 2: Critical review (3000 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Clinical Diagnosis Assessment 10%

Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 25%

Hurdle requirement:

Passing the examination is a hurdle requirement.

Successful completion of Professionalism and Placement (P & P) requirements as defined in the Optometry P & P guide.

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