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HMO702 - Advanced Optometric Studies 2

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):4
EFTSL value:0.500
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry or H710 Master of Optometry

Unit chair:

Alex Gentle and Alissa Maillet





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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 (TBL): 10 x individual Readiness Assurance Tests (iRAT) 15% with formative team Readiness Assurance Tests (tRAT)

Assessment task 2: Research data analysis and oral poster presentation (2000 words) 15%

Assessment task 3: Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) 25%

Assessment task 4: Objective Structured Performance-Related Examinations (OSPRE) 10%

Assessment task 5: Supervisor assessment of ACO patient clinical examinations 20%

Assessment task 6: Written examination (2 hours) 15%



Hurdle requirements

  • Passing written examination
  • Successful completion of Professionalism and Placement (P&P) requirements, as defined in the Optometry P&P Hurdle document
  • 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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