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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry
Sharon Bentley and Tina Huyhn
HMO203 and HMO204
3 x 2 hours of clinical skills seminars; and up to 5 hours of supporting classes, seminars and practicals per week for 10 weeks of trimester. Two x 5 hours of symposia and up to 3 x 4 days of clinical placements 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 the foundations developed in HMO203 and HMO204. They will gain further skills in history-taking and patient examination. They will continue to apply other competencies defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) including diagnosis, patient management and recording of clinical data. They will further explore legal and ethical issues drawn from the problem-based learning cases presented in HMO303 and gain clinical knowledge and skills in professional practice associated with the cases. In addition, students will consider in more depth public and population health implications in identifying and managing the conditions presented in the cases. The cases will be based on developmental and refractive disorders of vision, ocular pathology, and systemic disorders of vision. Students will explore cutting edge knowledge about ocular appliances, pathophysiology and management of disease through symposia delivered by field experts. Finally, students will be introduced to research methodology in preparation for an extended clinical research project, which will be commenced in later units.
Assessment task 1: Six Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) across the trimester (passing 5 out of 6 stations is a hurdle requirement) 40%
Assessment task 2: Examination (1.5 hours) 40%
Assessment task 3: Clinical case report 10%
Assessment task 4: Tutor review of professional behaviour across the trimester 10%
Assessment task 5: Successful completion of all rostered clinical placements is a hurdle requirement.
Assessment task 6: Successful completion of a reflective logbook of weekly clinical skills is a hurdle requirement.
Assessment task 7: Satisfactory tutor review of professional behaviour across the trimester, in each professionalism domain, is a hurdle requirement.
Hrynchak P (editor). Procedures in Clinical Optometry 2013/14. Waterloo, ON: University of Waterloo; 2013
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