Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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 Paediatric 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/
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Program Coordinator - Lauren Sotiropoulos
Phone - (03) 9810 3248
This subject covers central issues within the field of paediatric optometry, with the aim of developing each student’s capacity for effective management of the paediatric patient, including co-management with other professionals involved in paediatric care.
A range of areas will be covered, encompassing the developmental, visual and educational issues relevant to paediatric optometry. Specific areas covered will include disorders such as amblyopia, strabismus, ametropia, accommodative- vergence dysfunction and visual processing disorders.
Childhood development and how this affects our evaluation of vision and its impact on learning is covered. The ocular and visual challenges seen in common childhood syndromes such as Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy will be investigated, including associated ocular diseases relevant to other special needs paediatric populations.
On completion of the subject enrolled optometrists should:
Hurdle Requirement: satisfactory completion of the portfolio and online contribution tasks.
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/mpp/|
Master of Clinical Optometry |
Specialist Certificate in the Management of Paediatric Patients
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