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HMO204 - Principles and Practice of Optometry 1

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:

Craig A Woods and Serap Azizoglu

Prerequisite:

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

Corequisite:

HMO203

Contact hours:

3 x 2 hour clinical skills seminars; and up to 5 hours of supporting classes, seminars, and practicals per week for 10 weeks of trimester. 2 x 7 hours of symposia and 2 x 22 hours of clinical placements across the trimester.

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 gain skills in simple history-taking and patient examination. They will also be introduced to other competencies defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) including diagnosis, patient management and recording of clinical data. They will explore legal and ethical issues drawn from the problem-based learning cases presented in HMO203 and gain knowledge and skills in professional practice associated with the cases. Finally they will consider the public and population health implications in identifying and managing the conditions presented in the cases. Symposia will introduce students to current topics in public health, practice management and optometric business.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Five station Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) conducted across the trimester while on clinical placement (9% each station) 45%, with passing each station a hurdle requirement

Assessment task 2: Clinical knowledge examination (1.5 hours) 45%

Assessment task 3: Tutor review of professional behaviour across the Trimester 10%, with passing each professional domain a hurdle requirement

Assessment task 4: Ongoing completion of a reflective clinical logbook is a hurdle requirement

Assessment task 5: Successful completion of the 44 hours of clinical placements is a hurdle requirement.

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