ORTHOPTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE C

ORT5CLC

2015

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

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites ORT5CLB

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:
Clincial attendance, competency checklist report, practical examination and case presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Speaking (Speaking)

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

Activities:
Clincial attendance, competency checklist report, clinical logbook/journal, practical examination and case presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Writing (Writing)

03. Competently and safely perform and record an appropriate clinical investigation for differential diagnosis which is informed by a comprehenisive case history and ongoing clinical findings.

Activities:
Clincial attendance, competency checklist report, practical examination and case presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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

Activities:
Clincial attendance, competency checklist report, practical examination and case presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 14-33, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 30 - 30
Eight 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 14 - 33
One 25.0 days practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 5-week clinical block placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A series of assessment are completed whilst on placement. See assessment comments.- one 1,000-word written assignement - a 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 requirment: Students must pass all pieces of assessment in order to obtain an overall pass in this subject100 01, 02, 03, 04