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
Expected level of knowledge is that of a 4 year Optometry qualification.
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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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Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
Tel: + 61 3 8344 6128
Fax: +61 3 8344 3351
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.
By introducing optometrists to a wide range of modern and classical literature, the course fosters a deeper, evidence-based understanding of central themes, thereby providing a solid context against which to evaluate emerging issues relevant to world’s best practice of paediatric optometry.
On completion of the subject enrolled optometrists will:
have a knowledge of the principal theories of childhood development, normal learning processes and visual development
Critical Appraisal of Literature, 2,000 words, due early semester - 15%
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.
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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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