HMO204 - Principles and Practice of Optometry 1
|Year:||2020 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry
All of HBS107, HBS108, HMO101, HMO102, HMO201, MAA103, SLE111 and
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||
3 x 2 hour clinical skills practicals; and 1 x 2 hour opthalmic dispensing workshops per week for 10 weeks of trimester. 1 x 8 hour Transition to Clinical Practice workshop and up to 40 hours of clinical placements across the trimester
In this unit students will gain skills in simple history-taking and patient examination. They will also be introduced to other competencies defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) including diagnosis, patient management; recording of clinical data and an introduction to the practical application of ophthalmic dispensing principles. They will explore legal and ethical issues drawn from the problem-based learning cases presented in HMO203 and gain knowledge and skills in professional practice associated with the cases. Finally they will consider the public and population health implications in identifying and managing the conditions presented in the cases. Transition to clinical practice will introduce students to clinical teaching concepts in preparation for ophthalmic care delivery.
- Demonstrate competency on two occasions in each of 3 clinical skills, as described above in AT1
- Successful completion of Professionalism and Placement (P & P) requirements, as defined in the Optometry P & P guide
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