Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced and orientated to the orthoptic clinical setting. It is a beginning level placement subject that will include a one-week intensive clinical placement where students will be provided with practical tuition and supervised hands-on clinical experience to allow the theoretical knowledge and investigative and management procedures learnt in previous subjects to be applied. This subject will be experienced within the Orthoptics Clinical School Network at the Eye & Ear Hospital and will equip students to progress to the fourth year Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT4OID and ORT4NEM and ORT4CON and ORT4OPP

Co-requisites ORT5LVR and ORT5INC and ORT5OMT

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Orthoptics

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes are held over a 10 week period"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-week clinical block placement"


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,000-word presentation25
one 10-minute practical examination50
one 15-minute video presentation25