ORTHOPTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE B

ORT5CLB

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this foundation level clinical practicum subject, students will develop basic clinical and patient handling skills in a supervised context within the Eye & Ear Hospital clinical school network. Students will also have an opportunity to travel and undertake non-metropolitain placements. At the end of the placement, it is expected that students will have developed skills to assess vision, various ocular structures, functions and pathologies within a clinical ophthalmology context. This subject will enable students to progress to the advanced Orthoptic Clinical Practicum subjects.

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 ORT5CLA and ORT5OMT and ORT5LVR and ORT5INC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate professional behaviour approriate to a beginner level orthoptist.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, competency checklist, report, OSCE Examination and case study report.

02. Communicate appropriately and effectively with patients, their family and with peers and colleagues.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, competency checklist report, clinical logbook/journal, OSCE examination and case study report.

03. Select investigation strategies appropriate for a presenting patient and competently and safely perform and record a clinical investigation.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, competency checklist report, OSCE examination and case study report.

04. Develop a differential diagnosis that is informed by a comprehensive case history and ongoing clinical findings.

Activities:
Clincial attendance, competency checklist report, OSCE examination and case study report.

05. Devise, and justify, an evidence based management plan for patients diagnosed with an eye disease, ocular motility disorder and/or low vision.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, competency checklist report, OSCE examination and case study report.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 03-14, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 03 - 14
One 25.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 5-week clinical block placement"

WorkShop Week: 03 - 14
One 20.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.
"20-hours of workshops across the teaching period"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A series of assessments are undertaken during placement. See assessment comments- one 1,000-word case report - one 3,000-word clinical reflective journal - one 30-min OSCE examination (equiv to 3,000 words) - one competency checklist report (equiv to 2,000 words) - one online peer discussion (equiv to 500 words) Hurdle requirement: students must pass all pieces of assessment in order to obtain an overall pass for this subject.100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05