OCULAR MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION

ORT4OMR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the management of ophthalmic cases that will span the refractive, age-related and systemic disorders that affect the eye.  Students will develop an understanding of the epidemiology,causes and impact of vision impairment and psychosocial impact of ophthalmic treatment protocols and irreversible vision loss. Using an enquiry-based learning design, students will integrate theoretical concepts with clinical techniques to apply optical and non-optical, pharmaceutical, surgical and technological aids in the management and rehabilitation of patients with ophthalmic pathologies and low vision. The knowledge and skills gained will equip students to progress to the Orthoptic Clinical Practicum subjects and will be applied in clinical placements.


SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HZVSO or HMORT and students must have passed all subjects in: ORT3ODG (or ORT4REF and ORT4AOD) and ORT3NEO and (ORT3OPP or ORT4OPP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Synthesise knowledge of ocular function with clinical findings to evaluate level of visual function.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Design and evaluate an appropriate low vision investigation for a patient to formulate a rehabilitation treatment plan.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Critically analyse and integrate the results of an ophthalmic investigation and utilse evidence-based practice to develop a comprehensive management plan for a patient.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Integrate and evaluate the effectiveness of a treatment or intervention and provide solutions to any problems.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. With initiative and judgement, develop an interdisciplinary management plan, integrating community resources to support people with ocular pathology and vision loss.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

06. Consolidate and synthesise knowledge of the potential psychosocial impacts of eye disease for a patient/client.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1x 1000 word essay assignment20 01, 02, 05
1x 30 minute Practicum assessment (1500 words equivalent)30 03, 04, 06
1x 2 hour examination (2000 words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05