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HMO203 - Health and Vision Sciences 1

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

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

Unit chair:

James Armitage


All of HBS107, HBS108, HMO101, HMO102, HMO201, MAA103, SLE111 and
HBS110 or HMO103 and
HMO105 or MMM132 and
HMO104 or SLE211 and
HMO202 or SLE221 and
One of SLE131 or SLE133 or SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 2 hours of problem-based learning seminars; up to 5 hours of supporting classes, seminars and practicals; and 2 hours of team-based learning for 10 weeks of trimester. One x 8 hour Transition to Clinical Practice workshop during the trimester


In this unit students will gain a foundation in the physical and biomedical sciences underpinning optometric practice. Students will engage in problem-based learning cases drawn from simple and common optometric conditions particularly those associated with developmental and refractive orders of vision. Classes, practical and seminars will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions. Some cases in ocular disease and therapy and systemic disorders of vision will also be covered. The physical and biomedical sciences will include anatomy, physiology, optical physics, pharmacology, pathology, immunology and microbiology. Transition to Clinical Practice Workshop will prepare students to bridge the gap between the Vision Sciences and clinical practice. Student learning will be consolidated through team-based learning.


Assessment task 1: Team-based learning: 10 x individual readiness assurance tests 35%, and

Assessment task 2: Team readiness assurance tests 15%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 40%

Assessment task 4: Ophthalmic dispensing practical test 10%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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