ADVANCED ORTHOPTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE

ORT5CLD

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this emerging level clinical practicum subject, students will consolidate, further develop and refine their clinical skills and patient management strategies. Students will be supervised in a relatively independent framework of practice, and students will have the opportunity to travel and undertake non-metropolitan placements so as to assist them to develop well-matched career interests and prospects. Students will undertake a five-week placement. At the end of the placement, it is expected that students will have achieved clinical competency within a clinical ophthalmology setting corresponding with an entry-level orthoptist.

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:
Supervised within the clinical activities in the clinical school and clinical attendance.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

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

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report, clinical logbook/journal, conference presentation and practical OSCE examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

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

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report and practical OSCE examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report and practical OSCE examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Demonstrate technical and communication skills to evaluate and justify an evidence based management plan for a patient with eye disease

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report and practical OSCE examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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

Activities:
Clinical attendance, Clinical logbook/journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 29-48, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 34 - 47
Four 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Four 2-hour workshops across the teaching period at Alfred Health"

Seminar Week: 47 - 47
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 47 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"8-hour clinical education conference"

Placement - Off Site Week: 29 - 43
One 25.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 5-week (25 day) clinical block placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Students are evaluated on placement using the orthoptic 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 subject 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000 - 3,000 word clinical reflective journal (equiv to 1000 words)Includes a 500 word abstract and a presentation delivered at the annual orthoptic clinical education conference in Week 47 or 48.15 01, 06
four 15-minute practical OSCE examinations (equiv to 3000 words)Hurdle requirement. Students must pass all OSCE examinations in order to obtain an overall pass for the subject. 30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one individual student conference presentation (equiv 1000 words)15 02

Melbourne, 2018, Week 02-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 02 - 17
One 25.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 5-week (25 day) clinical block placement"

WorkShop Week: 07 - 17
Four 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
"20-hours of workshops across the teaching period at Alfred Health"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Students are evaluated on placement using the orthoptic 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 subject 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000 - 3,000 word clinical reflective journal (equiv to 1000 words)Includes a 500 word abstract and a presentation delivered at the annual orthoptic clinical education conference in Week 47 or 48.15 01, 06
four 15-minute practical OSCE examinations (equiv to 3000 words)Hurdle requirement. Students must pass all OSCE examinations in order to obtain an overall pass for the subject. 30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one individual student conference presentation (equiv 1000 words)15 02