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HMO201 - Science of Vision 2

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: 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





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


Building on the prerequisite unit HMO102 Science of Vision 1, students will continue to develop an understanding and appreciation of scientific research and evidence-based practice. Students will encounter more of the fascinating research that has informed our current understanding of the visual system. Aims for students taking this unit include further development of the essentials of reading, writing and appraising vision science research, as well as refinement of skills in teamwork and peer review. Topics include scientific research methods, introductory statistics, critical appraisal, ethics, grants and being a researcher.


Assessment task 1: TBL assessment (including iRAT, tRAT and Application Exercises) 20%

Assessment task 2: Literature review – written team assignment (1500 words) 10%

Assessment task 3: Peer review of assignments 10%

Assessment task 4: Individual contribution 5% and peer review of team members 5%

Assessment task 5: Critical appraisal of a scientific article – written individual assignment (750-1000 words) 20% and oral presentation 5%;

Assessment task 6: Examination - open book (1 hour) 25%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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