ORTHOPTICS RESEARCH PROJECT

ORT5ORP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be provided with the skills necessary to systematically review scientific evidence to inform clinical decisions in orthoptic and ophthalmic practice. Students will develop a comphensive understanding of research through participation in the process of inquiry and will be involved in problem formulation, research design, data collection and synthesis and the crtical appraisal of literature. Students will also consider the clinical relevance of outcomes and the ethics of research.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZVSO or HMORT and must have passed (ORT4CLA or ORT5CLA) and (ORT4OMR or [ORT5OMT and ORT5LVR]) and (ORT4INC or ORT5INC) and ORT4EYS.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically reflect on literature relating to professional orthoptic practice.

Activities:
Self-directed independent research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Plan and execute substantial projects of relevance to the field of orthoptic practice.

Activities:
Define an answerable clinically relevant research question. Identify a search strategy to perform a comprehensive literature search. Define a target population. Self-directed independent research
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)

03. Generate and evaluate evidence-based hypotheses of relevance to the field of orthoptic practice

Activities:
Critically appraise research evidence. Determine appropriate process, outcome and satisfaction measures for assessing change. Self-directed independent research.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Communicate coherent and sustained arguments in relation to orthoptic practice research to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Activities:
Identify the need for clinical change. Identify an example of good and bad evidence for clinical practice. Formulate strategy for evidence dissemination. Produce a dissertation of original work identifying a topic or clinical problem, the application of evidence to the problem, and comment on the applicability to changes in clinical practice. Self-directed independent research.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, All Year, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 43
Fifteen 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes scheduled on Weeks 13&14.18&19, 22&23, 30&31 34&35,39&40 to accommodate clinical placement allocations."

Tutorial Week: 10 - 43
Four 1.5 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Library sessions scheduled on Weeks 18&19 and 30&31 to accommodate clinical placement allocations."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A1: Written assignment: 1500 word research protocolFormative assessment - students are expected to incorporate comments into research and final manuscript30 01, 02, 03
A2: Written assignment:3000 word systematic review (includes tables, references and A1)70 01, 02, 03, 04