ADVANCED ORTHOPTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE

ORT5CLD

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is one of three final year professional practicum subjects. Dependent on the allocated placement, students will focus on different specialized areas of practice. Supervised clinical practice occurs for 20 days over 4 weeks across one or multiple placement sites. In this emerging level clinical practicum subject, you will consolidate, further develop and refine your clinical skills and patient management strategies.You will be supervised in a relatively independent framework of practice, and you will have the opportunity to travel and undertake non-metropolitan placementsso as to assist you to develop well-matched career interests and prospects. You will undertake a four week placement. At the end of the placement, it is expected that you will have achieved clinical competency within a clinical ophthalmology setting corresponding with an entry-level orthoptist. 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:
Supervised within the clinical activities in the clinical school and clinical attendance.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report, clinical logbook/journal, conference presentation and practical OSCE examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

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

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report and practical OSCE examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Evaluate complex cases to formulate accurate diagnoses.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report and practical OSCE examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Clearly communicate management plans based on best available evidence.

Activities:
Clinical attendance, class attendance, competency report and practical OSCE examinations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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

Activities:
Clinical attendance, Clinical logbook/journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 02-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 02 - 13
One 20.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 4-week (20 day) clinical block placement"

WorkShop Week: 15 - 18
Four 2.0 hours 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 elementComments% 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 subject 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
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 48.15 01, 06
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. 30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one individual student conference presentation (equiv 1000 words)15 02

Melbourne, 2020, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 52
One 20.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 4-week (20 day) clinical block placement"

WorkShop Week: 35 - 42
Four 2.0 hours 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 35-38 Group 2: Weeks 39-42 "

Seminar Week: 47 - 47
One 8.0 hours 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"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Competency evaluation: Assessment of Student Orthoptic Practice (equiv to 6000 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. 070 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Four 10-minute practical OSCE examinations (equiv to 2000 words)Students must pass all OSCE examinations in order to obtain an overall pass for the subject to ensure they meet the Australian Orthoptic Board Competency Standards for Graduate Entry Orthoptists020 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 20 minute individual student conference presentation (equiv 1000 words)010 02, 06