Credit points: 30

Subject outline

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

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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 subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required140 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Practice with autonomy and accountability in specialized areas of professional practice.
02. Justify and interpret clinical information in a specialized area of practice to patients, their family and colleagues.
03. Analyse and synthesise complex clinical problems and develop appropriate management solutions.
04. Evaluate complex cases to formulate accurate diagnoses
05. Clearly communicate management plans based on best available evidence of ocular disorders.
06. Reflect on personal professional practice to support continuous improvement in patient outcomes.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 14-33, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorConnie Koklanis

Class requirements

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


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

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.

N/AN/AIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6