OCULAR MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION

ORT4OMR

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the management of ophthalmic cases that will span the refractive, age-related and systemic disorders that affect the eye. Students will develop an understanding of the epidemiology,causes and impact of vision impairment and psychosocial impact of ophthalmic treatment protocols and irreversible vision loss. Using an enquiry-based learning design, students will integrate theoretical concepts with clinical techniques to apply optical and non-optical, pharmaceutical, surgical and technological aids in the management and rehabilitation of patients with ophthalmic pathologies and low vision. The knowledge and skills gained will equip students to progress to the Orthoptic Clinical Practicum subjects and will be applied in clinical placements.


SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZVSO or HMORT and must have passed the following subjects: [ORT3ODG (or ORT4REF and ORT4AOD)] and ORT3NEO and [ORT3OPP or ORT4OPP]

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Synthesise knowledge of ocular functions with clinical findings to evaluate levels of visual functions.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Design and evaluate appropriate low vision investigations and formulate rehabilitation treatment plans.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

03. Critically analyse and integrate the results of ophthalmic investigations and utilise evidence-based practice to develop comprehensive patient management plans.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Integrate and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments and interventions to provide solutions to vision problems.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Develop interdisciplinary management plans that integrate community resources to support people with ocular pathology and vision loss.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

06. Consolidate and synthesise knowledge of eye disease to determine potential psychosocial impacts.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops and case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 39
One 1.5 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 39
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 39
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One essay assignment (1,000 words)20 05
One 20 minute practicum assessment (1,000-words equivalent)25 03, 04, 06
One 2 hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)45 03, 04, 05
Three x 10 minute quizzes (500-words equivalent total)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05