EVIDENCE-BASED ORTHOPTIC PRACTICE

ORT5EOP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will draw on knowledge gained during students' clinical placement experience. Using a case management approach, students will be required to apply their theoretical and practical knowledge to various case examples that will include strabismus, ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology and low vision. The emphasis will be on evidence-based assessment and treatment of patients across the lifespan and a variety of health care settings.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ORT5CLA and ORT5OMT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Provide a clinical differential diagnosis and recommend further investigations by interpreting a patients' investigative results.

Activities:
Lecture material Class participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Devise an appropriate management plan for patients using an evidence based approach.

Activities:
Lecture material Class participation Journal articles
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

03. Discuss and debate evidence regarding various clinical interventions or diagnostic investigations.

Activities:
Lecture material Class participation Journal articles
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Thirteen 3-hour seminars held over 2-week block mode"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1.5-hour written examination (ocular motility)Hurdle Requirement: Students must obtain a pass in this assessment40 01, 02, 03
one 1.5-hour written examination (ophthalmology)Hurdle Requirement: Students must obtain a pass in this assessment40 01, 02, 03
one 10-minute Evidence Based Management Plan Oral Viva (equivalent ~1000 words)20 02, 03