Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject is available by distance learning in both semester 1 and 2. A half day seminar is provided to assist candidates but attendance is optional. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorMs Anthea Cochrane
|Subject Overview:|| |
Topics covered within this subject include the epidemiology and geographic distribution of blindness; the roles and methods within the rehabilitative team for the support and rehabilitation of the visually disabled; the procedures for comprehensive assessment of rehabilitation of the visually disabled; the procedures for comprehensive assessment of visual disability and the management of patients with partial sight; and the principles and performance of optical and non-optical aids for the enhancement of low vision. One half-day seminar is provided to assist candidates (Attendance is optional).
On completion of the subject students should:
|Assessment:||A 4000 word essay on a prescribed topic (30%). One three hour written paper at the end of the semester (60%) and a 30 minute practical examination (10%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Students will be provided with a comprehensive study guide which will include key journal articles and a list of prescribed reading.|
|Recommended Texts:|| |
Candidates will be provided with a comprehensive study guide which will include key journal articles and prescribed reading in a range of texts.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Students will learn several generic skills in this subject, including the ability to:
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry |
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