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HMO701 - Advanced Optometric Studies 1

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):4
EFTSL value:0.500
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry or H710 Master of Optometry

Unit chair:

Alissa Maillet and Alex Gentle

Prerequisite:

HMO305 and HMO306

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 x 2 hours problem-based learning seminars; 3 x 2 hours of clinical skills practicals; up to 10 hours of supporting classes; 1 x 2 hours team-based learning sessions for 10 weeks of trimester; 1 x 8 hours of transition to clinical practice workshop and up to 66 hours of clinical placements at the ACO, 3 x 4 hours of ophthalmology placements, and 6 hours of paediatric placement across the trimester

Note:

If you have not completed the prerequisites HMO305 and HMO306 in the last three months please contact health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Content

In this unit students will start to demonstrate their capacity to apply knowledge of the physical and biomedical sciences and the professional and business practices underpinning optometry in the clinical setting. Students will engage in problem-based learning cases drawn from more complex optometric conditions, associated with developmental and refractive disorders of vision, ocular disease and therapy and systemic disorders of vision. Classes, seminars, clinical laboratories and optometry and ophthalmology clinical placements will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions. Students will continue to gain the competencies for optometric practice, defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ), across all aspects of ophthalmic examination and patient management, including: patient examination, diagnosis and management; optometric dispensing and business; and ethics, law and public health. Transition to clinical practice workshops will prepare students for clinical residential placement and highlight topical issues in optometric practice. In this unit, students will examine their first patients under supervision, and gain their first experiences of designing a clinical research project and collecting data.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Team-based learning: 10 x individual readiness assurance tests and team readiness assurance tests 15%
Assessment task 2: Research proposal (2000 words) and preliminary data submission 15%
Assessment task 3: Clinical placement and professionalism, supervisor assessment 45%
Assessment task 4: Written examination (2 hours) 25%
Assessment task 5: Satisfactory tutor review of professional behaviour in each professional domain across the trimester, including formative completion of a Professional Competency Form A, is a hurdle requirement
Assessment task 6: Ongoing completion of clinical skills practical and clinical placement logbooks is a hurdle requirement
Assessment task 7: Successful completion of all allocated clinical placements is a hurdle requirement

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$4458$4458$12660$13384

* 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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