HMO303 - Health and Vision Sciences 2


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: 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


HMO203 and HMO204



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 classes and 2 hours of team-based learning for 10 weeks of trimester.
1 x 8 hours of Transition to Clinical Practice workshop.


In this unit students will build on and extend their foundation knowledge from previous studies in HMO203, advancing their understanding of the physical and biomedical sciences underpinning optometric practice. Students will engage in further 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. 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 workshops will prepare students to enter into optometry and ophthalmology clinics as observers. Student learning will be consolidated through team-based learning.

Hurdle requirement

  • Successful completion of Professionalism and Placement (P & P) requirements as defined in the Optometry P & P guide.
  • The requirement for passing the unit is that students score a pass mark in all aspects of the PBL Professionalism rubric for Time Management, Respect for Peers, Preparedness, Quality of Contribution and Teamwork when participating in the PBL tutorials which form the major learning vehicle in this unit.

Unit Fee Information

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