INTERMEDIATE ORTHOPTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE

ORT5CLC

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This is one of three final year professional practicum subjects. Dependent on the placement, you will focus on different specialized areas of practice.Supervised clinical practice occurs for 20 days over 4 weeks across one or multiple placement sites where you will consolidate and build on basic clinical and patient-handling skills, and learn essential patient management strategies. At the end of the placement, it is expected that you will have developed broader clinical experience in the investigation and management of acute and chronic eye disease, strabismus and ocular motility disorders, and to management patients with visual or general disability. This subject will enable you to progress to the final Orthoptic Clinical Practicum subject. Attendance at professional placements will also contribute to meeting minimum requirements for workplace experience and professional accreditation.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must complete all subjects in: [ORT4CLA and ORT4INC and ORT4EYS and ORT4OMR] or [ORT5CLA and ORT5OMT and ORT5LVR]

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Practice with autonomy and accountability in specialized areas of professional practice.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency checklist report, practical examination and case presentation.

02. Justify and interpret clinical information in a specialized area of practice to patients, their family and colleagues.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency checklist report, clinical logbook/journal, practical examination and case presentation.

03. Analyse and synthesise complex clinical problems and develop appropriate management solutions.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report, practical examination and case presentation.

04. Evaluate complex cases to formulate accurate diagnoses

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report, practical examination and case presentation.

05. Clearly communicate management plans based on best available evidence of ocular disorders.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report, practical examination and case presentation.

06. Reflect on personal professional practice to support continuous improvement in patient outcomes.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, Clinical logbook/journal

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 15-27, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 15 - 23
One 20.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 4-week (20 day) clinical block placement"

WorkShop Week: 25 - 27
Four 2.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 27 and delivered via face-to-face.
"8-hours of workshops across the teaching period. Group 1: Weeks 23-26; Group 2: 27-30"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Competency evaluation: Assessment of Student Orthoptic Practice (equiv to 6500 -words)Ungraded pass. A pass of all competencies is required to pass the subject to ensure students meet the Australian Orthoptic Board Competency Standards for Graduate Entry Orthoptists and accreditation requirements.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One personal reflective task (2500 words equivalent)30 01, 06