HMO702 - Advanced Optometric Studies 2


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 4
EFTSL value: 0.500
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry or H710 Master of Optometry





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 600 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,
3 x 2 hours of clinical skills practicals,
1 x 2 hours ophthalmic dispensing workshop,
1 x 2 hours of team-based learning seminar and up to 10 hours of supporting classes per week for 10 weeks of trimester.
1 x 8 hours of Transition to Clinical Practice workshop,
Up to approximately 20 hours of optometry clinical placements and
Up to approximately 20 hours of ophthalmology placements across trimester.


In this unit students will further develop and demonstrate their capacity to apply knowledge of the physical and biomedical sciences and the professional and business practices underpinning optometry in the clinical setting.

Students will engage in problem-based learning cases on more complex optometric conditions associated with developmental and refractive disorders of vision, ocular disease, ocular therapy and systemic disorders of vision. Classes, seminars, clinical skills practicals and clinical placements will be offered in support of the problem-based sessions.

Students will continue to gain the competencies for all aspects of optometric practice, as defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ), including: patient examination, diagnosis and management; optometric dispensing and business; and ethics, law and public health.

Transition to clinical practice workshops will prepare students for clinical residential placement and highlight topical issues in optometric practice.

Hurdle requirement

  • Passing online written examination
  • Successful completion of Professionalism and Placement (P & P) requirements, as defined in the Optometry P & P Hurdle document
  • Submission of a personal learning plan covering clinical skills development and problem-solving readiness for the residential placement program
  • Passing 7 out of 10 OSCE stations and achieving an overall pass mark for the OSCEs is a hurdle requirement.

Unit Fee Information

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