FOUNDATIONS OF ORTHOPTIC PRACTICE

ORT1FOP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to the foundational conceptual framework for clinical practice. Students will be supported to develop practical skills required for person-centered care and a preliminary understanding of the clinical reasoning process in the context of evidence based practice. Students will be assisted to develop an understanding of the interpersonal, ethical and risk mitigation requirements of the clinical environment. Students will undertake an observational clinical placement. Professional accreditation requires a minimum level of clinical exposure. Students# attendance at professional placements will contribute to meeting this requirement for professional recognition as an orthoptist



SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHOR and have passed ORT1EAP

Co-requisites ORT1ORS

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Communicate discipline knowledge to diverse lay and professional audiences based on clinical data

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved by (i) online and in class activities and (ii) simulation activities

02. Analyse clinical cases applying introductory clinical reasoning

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved by (i) online and in class activities and (ii) simulation activities

03. Identify ethical issues in relation to orthoptic practice

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved by (i) online and in class activities and (ii) simulation activities

04. Explain the processes of infection control in clinical and surgical assisting environments

Activities:
This learning outcome will be achieved by (i) online and in class activities and (ii) simulation activities

05. Identify 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 and (ii) simulation activities

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Simulation practical on communication"

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical class on aiding mobility in clinical practice."

Placement - Off Site Week: 33 - 39
One 2.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes an off-site clinical placement equivalent to two days in total per study period. Attendance at professional placements will contribute to meeting minimum requirements for workplace experience and professional accreditation."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
End of semester 10-minute practical examination (500 words equiv)Students must pass the examination to obtain an overall pass in this subject. A pass in competencies is required to ensure students meet the Australian Orthoptic Board Competency Standards for Graduate Entry Orthoptists20 01
One 15-minute team role-play presentation (equiv 500 words per student)3 students per team = 5 minute presentation per student.15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1,750 word written case report35 01, 02
Two 30-minute in class tests (equiv 1000 words)30 03, 04, 05