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HMO701 - Advanced Optometric Studies 1

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):4
EFTSL value:0.500
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry or H710 Master of Optometry

Unit chair:

A Gentle and C Woods


HMO305 and HMO306

Contact hours:

2 x 2 hours problem-based learning seminars; 3 x 2 hours of clinical skills laboratories; up to 10 hours of supporting classes; and 1 x 2 hours team-based learning sessions for 10 weeks of trimester. 2 x 7 hours of symposia and 2 x 20 hours of clinical placements across 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.

If you have not completed the prerequisites HMO305 and HMO306 in the last three months please contact


In this unit students will start to demonstrate their capacity to apply knowledge of the physical and biomedical sciences and the professional and business practices underpinning optometry in the clinical setting. Students will engage in problem-based learning cases drawn from more complex optometric conditions, associated with developmental and refractive disorders of vision, ocular disease and therapy and systemic disorders of vision. Classes, seminars, clinical laboratories and clinical placements will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions. Students will continue to gain the competencies for optometric practice, defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ), across all aspects of ophthalmic examination and patient management, including: patient examination, diagnosis and management; optometric dispensing and business; and ethics, law and public health. Symposia will highlight topical issues in optometric practice. In this unit, students will examine their first patients under supervision, and gain their first experiences of designing a clinical research project and collecting data.


Team-based learning: 10 x individual readiness assurance tests and team readiness assurance tests 15%; research proposal (2000 words) and preliminary data submission 15%; clinical placement and professionalism, supervisor assessment 45%; written examination (2 hours) 25%.

Satisfactory tutor review of professional behaviour across the Trimester, in each professional domain, is a hurdle requirement; ongoing completion of a reflective clinical logbook is a hurdle requirement; successful completion of the 40 hours of clinical placements is a hurdle requirement; reflective review of a recorded patient examination is a hurdle requirement.

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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