INTERMEDIATE ORTHOPTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE
Credit points: 30
This is one of three final year professional practicum subjects. Dependent on the placement, you will focus on different specialized areas of practice. Supervised clinical practice occurs for 20 days over 4 weeks across one or multiple placement sites where you will consolidate and build on basic clinical and patient-handling skills, and learn essential patient management strategies. At the end of the placement, it is expected that you will have developed broader clinical experience in the investigation and management of acute and chronic eye disease, strabismus and ocular motility disorders, and to management patients with visual or general disability. This subject will enable you to progress to the final Orthoptic Clinical Practicum subject. Attendance at professional placements will also contribute to meeting minimum requirements for workplace experience and professional accreditation.
SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites(ORT4OMR AND ORT4CLA AND ORT4INC AND ORT4EYS) OR (ORT5CLA AND ORT5OMT AND ORT5LVR)
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)
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Week 15-27, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis
Placement - Off Site
One 20.00 d placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 4-week (20 day) clinical block placement"
Four 2.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 27 and delivered via face-to-face.
"8-hours of workshops across the teaching period. Group 1: Weeks 23-26;Group 2: 27-30"
Competency evaluation: Assessment of Student Orthoptic Practice (equiv to 6500 -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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One personal reflective task (2500 words equivalent)