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 Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites(ORT4EYS AND ORT4CLA AND ORT4OMR AND ORT4INC) OR (ORT5LVR AND ORT5CLA AND ORT5OMT)
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 14-33, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 15 - 23
One 20.00 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 4-week (20 day) clinical block placement
WorkShopWeek: 20 - 31
Four 2.00 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
8-hours of workshops across the teaching period. Group 1: Weeks 20-23;Group 2: 24-27; Group 3: 28-31
Competency evaluation: Assessment of Student Orthoptic Practice (equiv to 9000 - 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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