Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Five 1-hour lectures per week; 9 hours of clinical work, practicals, tutorials and computer-assisted learning tasks per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment - 800 hours
|Prerequisites:|| None |
Study Period Commencement:
|Corequisites:|| None |
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2011
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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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Dr Alex Gentle
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
Tel: + 61 3 8344 6128
Fax: +61 3 8344 3351
Note: This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Doctor of Optometry.
Students of this subject will develop, and then apply, an advanced knowledge of the clinical vision sciences, as relevant to the full scope of evidence-based practice in optometry. Study of ocular and neurological disease processes, along with their pharmacology and microbiology, will be integrated with clinical practice through application of this acquired knowledge in studying the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. To complement this, students will learn the theory of the advanced clinical diagnostic tests and corrective devices, such as contact lenses, thus equipping them to both investigate and manage a patient in clinical practice. Throughout this subject, students will constantly be required to integrate their learning, firstly though consolidation of their clinical routine and the practise of advanced clinical techniques, and then through application of these skills in the examination and management of patients in a clinical setting. Additionally, students will work, both on-line and face-to-face, in small groups to explore the scientific and clinical interface of clinical cases.
On completion of this subject students should have:
developed an understanding of the mechanisms and associated manifestations of ocular and visual system disease at a level that allows students to construct appropriate differential diagnoses, and arrive at definitive diagnoses;
A 3-hour written examination, held in the Semester 1 examination period, representing 35% of the final mark for this subject.
A 3-hour written examination, held in the Semester 2 examination period, representing 45% of the final mark for this subject.
Assessment of clinical work during Semester 2, representing 20% of the final mark for this subject.
Two 1-hour written assessments, held in the middle of Semester 1; and two 2-hour written examinations, held in the Semester 1 examination period. The end-of-semester assessments are hurdle requirements. Students may be given the opportunity to retake failed components of assessment during semester.
Six 30-minute MCQ slide exams held during semester 1, each of which is a hurdle. Students will have the opportunity to resit these exams to demonstrate their competency.
Six 30-minute MCQ slide exams held during semester 2, each of which is a hurdle. Students will have the opportunity to resit these exams to demonstrate their competency.
Two 1-hour clinical/practical station exams held during semester 2. Students will have the opportunity to resit these exams to demonstrate their competency.
As per the prescribed texts for the subjects: Preclinical Optometry; plus:
Rapuano C.J. (Ed) (2003) Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology (Wills Eye Series). Pub. McGraw Hill Professional
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should:
be able to evaluate scientific literature as a foundation to evidence based practice;
Doctor of Optometry |
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