HMO203 - Health and Vision Sciences 1


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: 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


All of HBS107, HBS108, HMO101, HMO102, HMO103, HMO104, HMO105, HMO201, HMO202, MAA103, SLE111 and
One of SLE133 or SLE155



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 2 hours of problem-based learning seminars; up to 10 hours of supporting classes and seminars and 2 hours of team-based learning for 10 weeks of trimester.


In this unit students will gain a foundation in the physical and biomedical sciences underpinning optometric practice. Students will engage in problem-based learning cases drawn from simple and common optometric conditions particularly those associated with developmental and refractive orders of vision. Classes and seminars will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions. Some 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. Transition to Clinical Practice Workshop will prepare students to bridge the gap between the Vision Sciences and clinical practice. Student learning will be consolidated through team-based learning.

Hurdle requirement

  • Successful completion of Professionalism and Placement (P & P) requirements in PBL as defined in the Optometry P & P guide

Unit Fee Information

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