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Must be enrolled in H710 Master of Optometry
The equivalent of four days per week placement in community settings supported by access to online learning experiences.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
Unit commences 2015
In this unit students will undertake clinical placements in extended community optometry settings in metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria for the equivalent of four days per week. Their learning will be supported by access to online learning materials with up to one day per week devoted to private study. Students will extend their previous learning of the competencies for optometry practice defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) to graduate level through application in the community optometry settings. There will be particular attention to assessment and prescribing of pharmacological interventions for common conditions in optometry. The experience gained will enable students to analyse, reflect upon and consolidate their understanding of legal and ethical issues; professional, management and business development; and the social, public and population health context of optometry practice.
E-portfolio (2000 words) 10%, written assignment (2000 words) 10%, progress test (2 x 1 hour) 10%, mini-CEX (2 x 1.5 hours) 15%, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) (2 x 2 hours) 20%, supervisor report 35%
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