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HMO303 - Health and Vision Sciences 2

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: 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:

James Armitage and Simon Backhouse


HMO203 and HMO204



Contact hours:

2 x 2 hours of problem-based learning seminars; up to 6 hours of classes and practicals; and 2 hours of team-based learning for 10 weeks of Trimester. Two x 5 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 build on and extend their foundation knowledge from previous studies in HMO203, advancing their understanding of the physical and biomedical sciences underpinning optometric practice. Students will engage in further problem-based learning cases drawn from simple and common optometric conditions particularly those associated with developmental and refractive orders of vision. Classes, dispensing practicals and seminars will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions. 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. Optical dispensing and practice management understanding will be extended through a series of seminars. Symposia will introduce students to current topics in the ocular appliances and ocular diseases. 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%; practical assessment task (20 minutes) 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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