Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009: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. Completion of Twelve (12) days of clinical work (normally one day per week) is also required. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Candidates must have had at least six (6) months full-time experience in general optometric practice and have passed 655-803 Rehabilitation of the Partially Sighted A before undertaking this subject.|
|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 Louise Cochrane
This subject builds on the knowledge gained in the didactic subject 655-803 Rehabilitation of the Partially Sighted A) and requires the completions of twelve (12) full days of clinical work in a low vision clinic. The clinical work must be undertaken at an approved accredited site, and students should contact the Subject Coordinator to discuss arrangements for clinical placement prior to enrolling in this subject.
Three 2,000 word clinical case reports (30%); a 30-minute oral examination (20%) and a 1-hour clinical examination (50%) in the examination period.
Hurdle requirement: students must complete and submit a record of activities that summarise each patient they have managed during their clinical placement.
Jackson J and Wolffsohn J. Low Vision Manual. Butterworth-Heinemann 2006.
Students will be provided with a comprehensive study guide which will include key journal articles and a list of prescribed reading.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject students should:
Students will learn several generic skills in this subject. On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry |
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