INTERMEDIATE ORTHOPTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE

ORT5CLC

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this intermediate level clinical practicum subject, students will consolidate and build on basic clinical and patient-handling skills, and learn essential patient management strategies. To obtain wider practical exposure, students will have the opportunity to travel and undertake non-metropolitan placements in rural, interstate and overseas destinations. Students will undertake a five-week placement. At the end of the placement, it is expected that students will have developed broader clinical experience in the investigation and management of acute and chronic eye disease, strabismus and ocular motility disorders, and to management patients with visual or general disability. This subject will enable students to progress to the final Orthoptic Clinical Practicum subject.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must complete all subjects in: [ORT4CLA and ORT4INC and ORT4EYS and ORT4OMR] or [ORT5CLA and ORT5OMT and ORT5LVR]

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate autonomy and accountability in a professional practice setting

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency checklist report, practical examination and case presentation.

02. Demonstrate communication skills to justify and interpret clinical information to patients, their family and colleagues

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency checklist report, clinical logbook/journal, practical examination and case presentation.

03. Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex clinical problems

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report, practical examination and case presentation.

04. Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills to evaluate a complex case and generate a diagnosis.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report, practical examination and case presentation.

05. Demonstrate technical and communication skills to generate and evaluate evidence based management of ocular disorders

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report, practical examination and case presentation.

06. Evaluate own practice based on clinical reasoning and reflection, and make plans for improvement

Activities:
Clinical attendance, Clinical logbook/journal

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 11-45, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 23 - 33
Four 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"8-hours of workshops across the teaching period at Alfred Health"

Practical Week: 12 - 33
One 25.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 5-week (25 day) clinical block placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Placement evaluation: Competency report (equiv to 4,000-words)Equates to two (one formative and one summative) 40 minute practical assessments whilst on placement. Hurdle requirement. Students must pass all competencies in order to obtain an overall pass for the subject60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2,000-3,000-word clinical reflective journal (equiv 1,000-words)10 01, 06
One 2-hour online case-based online assessment (equiv to 2,000-words)15 03, 04
10 x online peer discussion posts (equiv to 2,000-words) 15 01, 02