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HMO702 - Advanced Optometric Studies 2

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: 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:

A Gentle



Contact hours:

2 x 2.5 hours problem-based learning seminars, 1 x 3 hours and 1 x 1 hour clinical skills seminars, up to 10 hours of supporting classes, practicals and seminars in basic sciences, law and ethics, professional practice and public health


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.


In this unit students will continue to extend and reinforce their understanding of the physical and biomedical sciences underpinning optometric practice. Students will engage in problem-based learning cases drawn from common and more complex optometric conditions associated with developmental and refractive disorders of vision, ocular diseases and therapy and systemic disorders of vision. Classes, practicals and seminars will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions. Students will also gain and consolidate the competencies for optometric practice defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) including history-taking, patient examination, diagnosis, patient management and recording of clinical data. They will explore in detail legal and ethical issues and gain knowledge and skills in professional practice associated with the problem-based learning cases. Finally they will consider in detail the public and population health implications in identifying and managing the conditions presented in the cases.


Portfolio (3000 words) 15%, written assignments (6000 words) 30%, progress tests (2 x 1.5 hours) 15%,
integrated case examinations (2 x 2 hours) 20%, direct observations of student performance of competencies 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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