ADVANCED ORTHOPTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE

ORT5CLD

2021

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.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required140 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsFinal examination

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate autonomy and accountability in a professional practice setting
02. Demonstrate communication skills to justify and interpret clinical information to patients, their family and colleagues
03. Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex clinical problems.
04. Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills to evaluate a complex case and generate a diagnosis.
05. Demonstrate technical and communication skills to evaluate and justify an evidence based management plan for a patient with eye disease
06. Evaluate own practice based on clinical reasoning and reflection, and make plans for improvement

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 02-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 2 - 13
One 20.00 d placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 4-week (20 day) clinical block placement

WorkShopWeek: 15 - 18
Four 2.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
Four 2-hour workshops across the teaching period.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Students are evaluated on placement using the orthoptic competency report (equiv to 4,000 words) Equates to two (one formative and one summative) 40 minute practical assessments whilst on placement. Hurdle requirement. Students must pass all competencies in order to obtain an overall pass for the subjectN/AN/AN/AYes40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
one 2,000 - 3,000 word clinical reflective journal (equiv to 1000 words) Includes a 500 word abstract and a presentation delivered at the annual orthoptic clinical education conference in Week 47 or 48.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO6
four 15-minute practical OSCE examinations (equiv to 3000 words) Hurdle requirement. Students must pass all OSCE examinations in order to obtain an overall pass for the subject.N/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
one individual student conference presentation (equiv 1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 38
One 20.00 d placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 4-week (20 day) clinical block placement

SeminarWeek: 47 - 47
One 8.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 47 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
1 day clinical education conference

WorkShopWeek: 35 - 42
Four 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Four 2-hour workshops across the teaching period. Group 1: Weeks 35-38Group 2: Weeks 39-42

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Students are evaluated on placement using the orthoptic competency report (equiv to 4,000 words) Equates to two (one formative and one summative) 40 minute practical assessments whilst on placement. Hurdle requirement. Students must pass all competencies in order to obtain an overall pass for the subjectN/AN/AN/AYes40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
one 2,000 - 3,000 word clinical reflective journal (equiv to 1000 words) Includes a 500 word abstract and a presentation delivered at the annual orthoptic clinical education conference in Week 47 or 48.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO6
four 15-minute practical OSCE examinations (equiv to 3000 words) Hurdle requirement. Students must pass all OSCE examinations in order to obtain an overall pass for the subject.N/AN/AN/AYes30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
one individual student conference presentation (equiv 1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2