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-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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HHOR and have passed ORT1EAP


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 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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Communicate discipline knowledge to diverse lay and professional audiences based on clinical data
02. Analyse clinical cases applying introductory clinical reasoning
03. Identify ethical issues in relation to orthoptic practice
04. Explain the processes of infection control in clinical and surgical assisting environments
05. Identify risk mitigation strategies to reduce potential adverse effects in clinical settings

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Malesic

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours 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 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.

PracticalWeek: 41 - 41
One 2.00 hours 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 hour 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.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

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

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1

One 15-minute team role-play presentation (equiv 500 words per student)3 students per team = 5 minute presentation per student.

N/AOtherGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 1,750 word individual assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Two 30-minute in class tests (equiv 1000 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5