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HMO102 - Science of Vision 1

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

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

Unit chair:

Ryan Wood-Bradley

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

In this unit, students will encounter some of the fascinating research that has brought us to our current understanding of various aspects of the visual system. Using vision science research as exemplars, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the academic culture of scientific research. This unit aims to teach students the essential and lifelong skills of sourcing, reading and writing about vision science research in the appropriate scientific style. These skills are essential in order for future optometrists to make clinical decisions using evidence-based practice. Another equally important aim of the unit is for the student to develop essential skills in team-based learning. Topics include the scientific method, anatomy of a research paper, retrieving credible scientific material, scientific writing, peer review and scientific communication.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: ePortfolio and ongoing self-reflection (1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Literature review (1500 words) 20%

Assessment task 3: Group assignment (comprising a group oral presentation of 20 minutes and a written plan of 250 words) 20%

Assessment task 4: Team-based learning assessment 30%

Assessment task 5: Peer evaluation 10%

Unit Fee Information

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