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HMO303 - Health and Vision Sciences 2

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: 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:

Simon Backhouse and Richa Verma


HMO203 and HMO204



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 2 hours of problem-based learning seminars, up to 6 hours of classes and practicals and 2 hours of team-based learning for 10 weeks of trimester. Two x 5 hours of symposia across the trimester.


In this unit students will build on and extend their foundation knowledge from previous studies in HMO203, advancing their understanding of the physical and biomedical sciences underpinning optometric practice. Students will engage in further problem-based learning cases drawn from simple and common optometric conditions particularly those associated with developmental and refractive orders of vision. Classes, dispensing practicals and seminars will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions. 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. Optical dispensing and practice management understanding will be extended through a series of seminars. Symposia will introduce students to current topics in the ocular appliances and ocular diseases. 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: Practical assessment task (20 minutes) 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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