Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Approx. 20 hours of online learning per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Expected level of knowledge is that of a 4-year Optometry qualification.
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Master of Clinical Optometry or Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.
|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 (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Laura Downie
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Program Coordinator - Lauren Sotiropoulos
Phone - (03) 9810 3248
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:
Enrolled optometrists will be directed to research articles, review chapters and articles and case studies, both published and online
|Breadth Options:|| |
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:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/mclp/|
Master of Clinical Optometry |
Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients
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