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HMO305 - Health and Vision Sciences 3

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: 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:

Simon Backhouse

Alex Gentle


HMO303 and HMO304



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.


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, consolidate and then extend their knowledge, from previous units HMO203 and HMO303, in the physical and biomedical sciences underpinning optometric practice. Students will engage in further problem-based learning through cases drawn from a range of straightforward and more complex conditions. Cases will specifically span the refractive, binocular, developmental, age-related and systemic disorders that affect the eye. Classes, practicals and seminars will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions. The physical and biomedical sciences covered will be mainly anatomy and physiology, neurology and pharmacology, pathophysiology, therapeutics, advanced visual optics and ophthalmic dispensing. Optometric diagnosis and management approaches will continue to be developed. Students will continue to exercise academic literacy and research skills through a series of classes and an assignment. Optical dispensing and practice management understanding will be further extended through a series of seminars. Student learning will be consolidated through team-based learning.


Team-based learning: 10 x individual readiness assurance tests 28%, and team readiness assurance tests 12%; critical review (3000 words) 30%; examination (90 minutes) 20%; 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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