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HMO203 - Health and Vision Sciences 1

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: 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:

J Armitage


All of HBS107, HBS108, HBS110, HMO101, HMO102, HMO201, MAA103, MMM132, SLE111, SLE211, SLE221 and one of SLE131, SLE133, SLE155



Contact hours:

2 x 2 hours of problem-based learning seminars; up to 5 hours of supporting classes, seminars and practicals; and 2 hours of team-based learning for 10 weeks of trimester. Two x 6 hours of symposia across the trimester


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.


In this unit students will gain a foundation in the physical and biomedical sciences underpinning optometric practice. Students will engage in problem-based learning cases drawn from simple and common optometric conditions particularly those associated with developmental and refractive orders of vision. Classes, practical and seminars will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions. Some cases in ocular disease and therapy and systemic disorders of vision will also be covered. The physical and biomedical sciences will include anatomy, physiology, optical physics, pharmacology, pathology, immunology and microbiology. Symposia will introduce students to current topics in the public health domain of the vision sciences. Student learning will be consolidated through team-based learning.


Team-based learning: 10 x individual readiness assurance tests 35%, and team readiness assurance tests 15%; examination (2 hours) 40%; ophthalmic dispensing practical test 10%.

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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