Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the importance of quality, efficient, patient-centred delivery of eye health services. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between health policies, evidence-based practice and quality improvement. Using an enquiry-based learning program, students will learn how to design, implement and evaluate quality improvement programs in clinical settings. Students will also develop an appreciation for the numerous issues, drivers, demands, complexities and consequent impacts related to change and improvement in the clinical setting. This subject will be delivered at the Eye & Ear Hospital clinical school so as to draw on real clinical examples in an orthoptic context, and will equip students to progress to the Orthoptic Clinical Practicum subjects.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT5OMT and ORT5LVR

Co-requisites ORT5CLB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,200-word personal reflection20
one 1.5-hour written examination20
one 15-min team presentation (equiv to 500 words)20
one 3,000-word team assignment (1,000-word individual contribution)40