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Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)^
Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry or H710 Master of Optometry
The equivalent of four days per week placement in community settings supported by access to Cloud (online) learning experiences.
^Students enrol at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and undertake clinical placements in metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.
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 undertake clinical placements in community optometry settings in metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria for the equivalent of four days per week. Their learning will be supported by access to cloud (online) learning materials with up to one day per week devoted to private study. Students will extend their previous learning of the competencies for optometry practice defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) through application in the community optometry settings. There will be particular attention to assessment and prescribing of pharmacological interventions for common conditions in optometry. The experience gained will enable students to analyse and reflect upon legal and ethical issues; professional, management and business development; and the social, public and population health context of optometry practice.
Assessment task 1: Portfolio (3000 words) 15%
Assessment task 2: Written assignment (3000 words) 15%
Assessment task 3: Progress tests (2 x 1.5 hours) 15%
Assessment task 4: Integrated case examinations (2 x 2 hours) 15%
Assessment task 5: Mini-CEX (3 x 1.5 hours) 25%
Assessment task 6: Supervisor report 15%
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