Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this foundation level clinical practicum subject, students will develop basic clinical and patient handling skills in a supervised context within the Eye & Ear Hospital clinical school network. Students will also have an opportunity to travel and undertake non-metropolitan placements. At the end of the placement, it is expected that students will have developed skills to assess vision, various ocular structures, functions and pathologies within a clinical ophthalmology context. This subject will enable students to progress to the advanced Orthoptic Clinical Practicum subjects.

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 subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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


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 requirementsN/A

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 generate and evaluate evidence based management of ocular disorders
06. Evaluate own practice based on clinical reasoning and reflection, and make plans for improvement

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Start date between: and    Key dates

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


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 2 - 14
One 20.00 d placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 4-week (20 day) clinical block placement

WorkShopWeek: 7 - 19
Four 2.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
8-hours of workshops across the teaching period. Group 1: Weeks 07-10Group 2: Weeks 11-14Group 3: Weeks 15-18


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Placement evaluation: 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/AYes60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One 2,000-3,000-word clinical reflective journal (equiv to 1,000-words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO6
One 2,000-word case reportN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2
10 x online peer discussion posts (equiv to 2,000-words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2