FOUNDATIONS OF ORTHOPTIC PRACTICE
Credit points: 15
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-centred 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
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHOR and have passed ORT1EAP
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required2 days
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro
WBL addtional requirementsWWCC, current year-dated police check, consent and acknowledgements form, schedule 3 student undertaking, immunisation and health screening history per https://www.latrobe.edu.au/students/opportunities/wil-placements/she/health-placements/immunisation
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic
Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 33 - 39
One 2.00 d 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.
PracticalWeek: 41 - 41
One 2.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 41 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
Simulation practical on communication
PracticalWeek: 36 - 36
One 1.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
Practical class on aiding mobility in clinical practice.
End of semester 10-minute practical examination (500 words equiv)Students must pass the examination toobtain an overall pass in this subject. Apass in competencies is required toensure students meet the AustralianOrthoptic Board CompetencyStandards for Graduate EntryOrthoptists
One 15-minute team role-play presentation (equiv 500 words per student)3 students per team = 5 minute presentation per student.
|Other||Group||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
One 1,750 word individual assignment
Two 30-minute in class tests (equiv 1000 words)
|Other written exam||Individual||No||30||SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|