OCULAR MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION

ORT4OMR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop a comprehensive understanding of the management of ophthalmic cases that will span the refractive, age-related and systemic disorders that affect the eye. You will develop an understanding of the epidemiology, causes and impact of vision impairment and psychosocial impact of ophthalmic treatment protocols and irreversible vision loss. Using an inquiry-based learning design, you will integrate theoretical concepts with clinical techniques to apply optical and non-optical, pharmaceutical, surgical and technological aids in the management and rehabilitation of patients with ophthalmic pathologies and low vision. The knowledge and skills gained will equip you to progress to the Orthographically Practicum subjects and will be applied in clinical placements.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZVSO or HMORT and must have passed the following subjects: [ORT3ODG (or ORT4REF and ORT4AOD)] and ORT3NEO and [ORT3OPP or ORT4OPP]

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Synthesise knowledge of ocular functions with clinical findings to evaluate levels of visual functions.
02. Design and evaluate appropriate low vision investigations and formulate rehabilitation treatment plans.
03. Critically analyse and integrate the results of ophthalmic investigations and utilise evidence-based practice to develop comprehensive patient management plans.
04. Integrate and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments and interventions to provide solutions to vision problems.
05. Develop interdisciplinary management plans that integrate community resources to support people with ocular pathology and vision loss.
06. Consolidate and synthesise knowledge of eye disease to determine potential psychosocial impacts.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMeri Vukicevic

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 31 - 38
One 1.50 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 31 - 31
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 37 - 37
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 32 - 33
One 1.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 35 - 36
One 1.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 38 - 39
One 1.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 34 - 34
One 1.50 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 39
One 1.50 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 36
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 38 - 39
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One essay assignment (1,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO5
One 20 minute practicum assessment (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3, SILO4, SILO6
One 2 hour examination (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Three x 10 minute quizzes (500-words equivalent total)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5