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HMO304 - Principles and Practice of Optometry 2

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
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:

S Bentley and T Huynh


HMO203 and HMO204



Contact hours:

Three 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 2 x 20 hours 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.


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 competencies defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ), including the collection and recording of clinical data, diagnosis, patient management and communication skills. They will further explore the legal, ethical and public health issues related to the problem-based learning cases presented in HMO303, as well as gain professional clinical knowledge and skills associated with the cases. The cases will be based on developmental and refractive disorders of vision, ocular pathology, and associated systemic diseases. Students will explore cutting-edge knowledge about ocular appliances, pathophysiology and management of disease through symposia delivered by field experts.


Six station Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) conducted across the trimester (passing 5 out of 6 stations is a hurdle requirement) 40%;

Examination (1.5 hours) 40%;

Clinical case report 10%;

Tutor review of professional behaviour across the trimester 10%
Successful completion of all rostered clinical placements is a hurdle requirement.
Successful completion of a reflective logbook of weekly clinical skills is a hurdle requirement.
Satisfactory tutor review of professional behaviour across the trimester, in each professionalism domain, is a hurdle requirement.

Prescribed texts

Hrynchak P (editor). Procedures in Clinical Optometry 2013/14. Waterloo, ON: University of Waterloo; 2013

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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