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Must be enrolled in H710 Master of Optometry
2 x 2.5 hours problem-based learning tutorials, 1 x 3 hours and 1 x 1 hour clinical skills tutorials, up to 10 hours of supporting lectures, tutorials, practicals and seminars in basic sciences, law and ethics, professional practice and public health
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
Unit commences 2014
In this unit students will extend and reinforce their understanding of the physical and biomedical sciences underpinning optometric practice. Students will engage in problem-based learning cases drawn from common and more complex optometric conditions associated with developmental and refractive disorders of vision, ocular diseases and therapy and systemic disorders of vision. Lectures, practical and tutorials will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions. Students will also gain the competencies for optometric practice defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) including history-taking, patient examination, diagnosis, patient management and recording of clinical data. They will explore in detail legal and ethical issues and gain knowledge and skills in professional practice associated with the problem-based learning cases. Finally they will consider in detail the public and population health implications in identifying and managing the conditions presented in the cases.
E-portfolio (3000 words) 15%, written assignments (6000 words) 30%, progress test (2 x 1.5 hours) 15%, integrated case examinations (2 x 2 hours) 20%, series of direct observations of student performance of competencies 20%
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