HMO702 - Advanced Optometric Studies 2
|Year||2017 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry or H710 Master of Optometry
Alex Gentle and Alissa Maillet
Two x 2 hours of problem-based learning seminars, 3 x 2 hours of clinical skills practicals, 1 x 2 hours ophthalmic dispensing workshop, 1 x 2 hours of team-based learning seminar and up to 10 hours of supporting classes per week for 10 weeks of trimester. 1 x 8 hours of Transition to Clinical Practice workshop, 2 x 20 hours of clinical placements and 3 x 4.5 hours of ophthalmology placements across trimester.
In this unit students will further develop and demonstrate their capacity to apply knowledge of the physical and biomedical sciences and the professional and business practices underpinning optometry in the clinical setting.
Students will engage in problem-based learning cases on more complex optometric conditions associated with developmental and refractive disorders of vision, ocular disease, ocular therapy and systemic disorders of vision. Classes, seminars, clinical skills practicals and clinical placements will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions.
Students will continue to gain the competencies for all aspects of optometric practice, as defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ), including: patient examination, diagnosis and management; optometric dispensing and business; and ethics, law and public health.
Transition to clinical practice workshops will prepare students for clinical residential placement and highlight topical issues in optometric practice.
Assessment task 1: Team-based learning: 10 x individual readiness assurance tests 10% with formative team readiness assurance tests
Assessment task 2: Research data analysis and presentation (2000 words) 15%
Assessment task 3: Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE, end-of-trimester examination period) 30%
Assessment task 4: Clinical placement assessment (supervisor observation of patient examinations) 20%
Assessment task 5: Written examination (2 hours), passing is a hurdle requirement 25%
- Passing written examination
- Satisfactory completion of a clinical logbook during placement
- Successful completion of all rostered clinical placements
- Passing 7 out of 10 OSCE stations and achieving an overall pass mark for the OSCEs is a hurdle requirement. Students failing to meet this criterion after their first attempt of the OSCE will be offered reassessment, provided that they passed a minimum of 5 stations at this first attempt. Reassessment will involve re-sitting, and re-marking of, all 10 OSCE stations.
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