HMO102 - Science of Vision 1
2024 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
This unit is only available to students enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry.
Up to 10 places may be offered to students not enrolled in D302. Please note a 75% WAM will need to be achieved in order to be considered - please contact a Student Adviser in Student Central.
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 2 hour lecture per week
In this unit, students will encounter some of the fascinating research that has brought us to our current understanding of various aspects of the visual system. Using vision science research as exemplars, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the academic culture of scientific research. This unit aims to teach students the essential and lifelong skills of sourcing, reading and writing about vision science research in the appropriate scientific style. These skills are essential in order for future optometrists to make clinical decisions using evidence-based practice. Another equally important aim of the unit is for the student to develop essential skills in team-based learning. Topics include the scientific method, anatomy of a research paper, retrieving credible scientific material, scientific writing, peer review and scientific communication.
- Successful completion of Professionalism and Placement (P & P) requirements as defined in the Optometry P & P guide.
- The Indigenous Cultural Immersion Program is a placement in this unit. Attendance and participation in a professional manner is required.
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