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.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject is available by distance learning in Semester 1. |
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.|
CoordinatorDr Andrew Metha
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject covers central issues within the field of paediatric optometry, with the aim of developing each student's capacity for highly evolved communication and co-management with other professionals involved in paediatric assessment and care. A range of areas will be covered, encompassing the developmental, visual, medical and educational issues relevant to paediatric optometry. Specific areas covered will include diseases and disorders such as amblyopia, comitant strabismus, ametropia, and disorders of refraction, accomodation and vergence.
The subject caters for optometrists with various levels of experience. Whilst some optometrists may have managed only a limited number of children since graduation, others may wish to broaden their expertise.
On completion of the subject students will:
|Assessment:||A 1,000 word written assignment (10%) and two 2,500 word case reports (30%) submitted during the course of the semester; a 3- hour written examination in the examination period (60%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Scheiman, M. and Rouse, M.W. Optometric Management of Learning-Related Vision Problems, 2nd Edition. Mosby Elsevier: St Louis, 2006Students will be provided with a comprehensive study guide which will include a study directive for each topic, key journal articles, reading from prescribed textbooks and self-assessment questions. DVD recorded footage demonstrating stages in child development, as well as lectures on strabismus will be distributed to all students.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Students should also learn several generic skills in this subject, including the ability to:
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry |
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