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HMO102 - Science of Vision 1

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

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

Unit chair:

R Wood-Bradley

Contact hours:

2 hours of classes and two hours of seminars per week.

Note: 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.

Content

In this unit, students will encounter some of the fascinating research that has brought us to our current understanding of various aspects of the visual system. Using vision science research as exemplars, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the academic culture of scientific research. This unit aims to teach students the essential and lifelong skills of sourcing, reading and writing about vision science research in the appropriate scientific style. These skills are essential in order for future optometrists to make clinical decisions using evidence-based practice. Another equally important aim of the unit is for the student to develop essential skills in team-based learning. Topics include the scientific method, anatomy of a research paper, retrieving credible scientific material, scientific writing, peer review and scientific communication.

Assessment

Portfolio (600 words) 15%; Endnote exercise 15%; Group assignment 35% (comprising a group oral presentation of 20 minutes and a written plan of 250 words).


Team-based learning assessment 35% (comprising 3 x individual quizzes 18%, 3 x team quizzes and application exercises, and a peer evaluation 17%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$3012$3092

* 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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