INTRODUCTORY ORTHOPTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE
Credit points: 30
This subject is one of three final year professional practicum subjects. Dependent on the allocated placement, students will focus on different specialized areas of practice. Supervised clinical practice occurs for 20 days over 4 weeks across one or multiple placement sites. In this foundation level clinical practicum subject, you will develop basic clinical and patient handling skills in a supervised context within the Eye & Ear Hospital clinical school network. You will also have an opportunity to travel and undertake non-metropolitain placements. At the end of the placement, it is expected that you will have developed skills to assess vision, various ocular structures, functions and pathologies within a clinical ophthalmology context. This subject will enable you to progress to the advanced Orthoptic Clinical Practicum subjects.
Attendance at professional placements will also contribute to meeting minimum requirements for workplace experience and professional accreditation.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites(ORT5CLA OR ORT4CLA) AND (ORT4OMR OR (ORT5OMT AND ORT5LVR)) AND (ORT5INC OR ORT4INC) AND ORT4EYS
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or 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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 02-26, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 2 - 14
One 20.00 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend 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 hours 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
Placement evaluation: Competency report (equiv to 9,000 - words) Ungraded pass. A pass of all competencies is required to pass the subject to ensure students meet the Australian Orthoptic Board Competency Standards for Graduate Entry Orthoptists and accreditation requirements.
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