HMO204 - Principles and Practice of Optometry 1
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry
Craig A Woods and Serap Azizoglu
All of HBS107, HBS108, HMO101, HMO102, HMO201, MAA103, SLE111 and
3 x 2 hour clinical skills seminars; and up to 5 hours of supporting classes, seminars, and practicals per week for 10 weeks of trimester. 1 x 8 hour Transition to Clinical Practice workshop and up to 2 x 22 hours of clinical placements across the trimester
In this unit students will gain skills in simple history-taking and patient examination. They will also be introduced to other competencies defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) including diagnosis, patient management and recording of clinical data. They will explore legal and ethical issues drawn from the problem-based learning cases presented in HMO203 and gain knowledge and skills in professional practice associated with the cases. Finally they will consider the public and population health implications in identifying and managing the conditions presented in the cases. Symposia will introduce students to current topics in public health, practice management and optometric business.
Assessment task 1: 6 x clinical performance assessments, while on clinical placement, during trimester 45% in total with equal apportionment, with passing each a hurdle requirement
Assessment task 2: Clinical knowledge examination (1.5 hours) 45%
Assessment task 3: Tutor review of professional behaviour across the Trimester 10%, with passing each professional domain a hurdle requirement
Assessment task 4: Ongoing completion of a reflective clinical logbook is a hurdle requirement
Assessment task 5: Successful completion of the 44 hours of clinical placements is a hurdle requirement.
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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
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