Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
The time spent each week will vary according the tasks that are to be completed in a particular week.
The following is a guide to an approximate breakdown:
Estimated total time commitment of around 200 hrs/semester
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Distance Learning |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Expected level of knowledge is that of a 4 year Optometry qualification|
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Bang Bui
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
Tel: + 61 3 8344 6128
Fax: +61 3 8344 3351
This subject is designed to provide optometrists with the opportunity to extend their capabilities in contact lens practice. Optometrists will explore contemporary evidence-based information regarding common in-practice contact lens issues including: use of clinical grading scales; contact lens dryness; microbiology and infection associated with contact lens wear; and the impact of new materials and solutions, in particular silicone hydrogels. Optometrists will also extend their knowledge in specialty contact lens fitting such as: toric rigid lens fitting; contact lenses for keratoconus; orthokeratology and the fitting of contact lenses after refractive surgery and keratoplasty.
On completion of the subject the enrolled optometrist should:
· have acquired further knowledge of the pathophysiology, diagnostic issues and evidence-based best-practice management of ocular responses to contact lenses, including infection.
Critical Appraisal of Literature, 2,000 words, due week 4 - 20%
Case Study Report + Peer review, 2,500 words, due week 7 - 30%
Case Study Report, 2,500 words, due week 12 - 25%
Portfolio, due end of exam period - 15%
Ongoing online contribution - 5%
Enrolled optometrists will be directed to research articles, review chapters and articles and case studies, both published and online
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject the student should:
· have improved capacity to evaluate and synthesise a range of professional and scientific literature associated with the knowledge and skills in the area being studied;
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry |
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