ORTHOPTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE D

ORT5CLD

2017

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this emerging level clinical practicum subject, students will consolidate, further develop and refine their clinical skills and patient management strategies. Students will be supervised in a relatively independent framework of practice, and students will have the opportunity to travel and undertake non-metropolitan placements so as to assist them to develop well-matched career interests and prospects. Students will undertake a five-week placement. At the end of the placement, it is expected that students will have achieved clinical competency within a clinical ophthalmology setting corresponding with an entry-level orthoptist.

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-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:
Supervised within the clinical activities in the clinical school and clinical attendance.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

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

Activities:
Competency checklist report, clinical logbook/journal and practical examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)

03. Competently and safely perform and record a case sensitive clinical investigation for developing differential diagnoses.

Activities:
Competency checklist report and practical examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

04. Determine and justify a diagnosis based on a comprehensive case history and interpretation of your clinical investigation.

Activities:
Competency checklist report and practical examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Communication (Communication)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

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

Activities:
Competency checklist report and practical examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Communication (Communication)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Week 28-40, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

WorkShop
Four 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Four 2-hour workshops across the teaching period"

Seminar
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"8-hour clinical education conference"

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A series of hurdle assessments are required to complete this subject. Please see assessment comments- one 3,000-word clinical reflective journal - one 10-minute oral presentation - one 20-minute practical examination (equiv to 2,000-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

Melbourne, 2017, Week 03-21, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 03 - 18
One 25.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 5-week clinical block placement"

WorkShop Week: 03 - 18
Four 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Four 2-hour workshops across the teaching period"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A series of hurdle assessments are required to complete this subject. Please see assessment comments- one 3,000-word clinical reflective journal - one 10-minute oral presentation - one 20-minute practical examination (equiv to 2,000-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