PRELIMINARY ORTHOPTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE

ORT4CLA

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced and orientated to the orthoptic clinical setting. It is a beginning level placement subject that will include a one-week intensive clinical placement where students will be provided with practical tuition and supervised hands-on clinical experience to allow the theoretical knowledge and investigative and management procedures learnt in previous subjects to be applied. This subject will in part be experienced within the Orthoptics Clinical School Network and will equip students to progress to the fourth year Orthoptic Clinical Practice subjects.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZVSO or HMORT and must have passed all subjects in: (ORT3CON or ORT4CON] and (ORT3OPP or ORT4OPP] and (ORT3ODG or ORT4OID or ORT4AOD or ORT4REF] and (ORT3NEO or ORT4EYS)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Communicate complex knowledge clearly and coherently to diverse lay and professional audiences.

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved by (i) online and in class activities, (ii) simulation activities and (iii) clinical placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Formulate coherent clinical handover plans based on clinical data and specialist discipline knowledge.

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved by (i) online and in class activities, (ii) simulation activities and (iii) clinical placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Justify clinical investigation and patient management using an evidence based approach.

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved by (i) online and in class activities, (ii) simulation activities and (iii) clinical placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Manage ethical issues independently and responsibly in relation to orthoptic practice

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved by (i) online and in class activities, (ii) simulation activities and (iii) clinical placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Apply specialist knowledge to appropriately manage infection control in clinical and surgical assisting environments.

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved by (i) online and in class activities, (ii) simulation activities and (iii) clinical placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Design risk mitigation strategies to reduce potential adverse effects in clinical settings.

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved by (i) online and in class activities, (ii) simulation activities and (iii) clinical placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Week 31-45, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 40 - 43
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-week clinical block placement"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 38
One 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 38 - 38
One 4.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminar on clinical placements held off-campus within the clinical school"

Practical Week: 31 - 38
One 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Simulation practical on communication."

Practical Week: 31 - 39
One 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical class on aiding mobility in clinical practice."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two 10-minute practical examination (1,500-words equiv)Students must pass the two examinations to obtain an overall pass in this subject. The related mid-point level Key Elements Speaking, Cultural Literacy and Adaptability will be evaluated via this assessment and further assessed in the capstone subject ORT5 CLD.25 01, 02, 05
One 15-minute team video presentation (500-words equiv per student)3 students per team = 5 minute presentation per student. The related mid-point level Key Elements Speaking and Teamwork including leadership and working in groups will be evaluated via this assessment and further assessed in the capstone subject ORT5 CLD.15 01
One written case report (2,000-word equiv)The related mid-point level Key Elements Autonomy and Independence, Study and Learning Skills and Writing will be evaluated via this assessment and further assessed in the capstone subjects ORT5 ORP and ORT5 CLD.35 03, 04
Two 30 minute case assessments (1,000-words equiv. total)The related mid-point level Key Elements Cultural Literacy and Autonomy and Independence will be evaluated via this assessment and further assessed in the capstone subject ORT5 CLD.25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06