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HMO704 - Community Optometry 2

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 H710 Master of Optometry

Unit chair:G Sampson


Contact hours:

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.

Unit commences 2015


In this unit students will undertake clinical placements in extended 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) to graduate level 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, reflect upon and consolidate their understanding of legal and ethical issues; professional, management and business development; and the social, public and population health context of optometry practice.


E-portfolio (2000 words) 10%, written assignment (2000 words) 10%, progress test (2 x 1 hour) 10%, mini-CEX (2 x 1.5 hours) 15%, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) (2 x 2 hours) 20%, supervisor report 35%

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