Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Sem 1: 9 x 1-hour lectures/seminars per week, 10 hours of clinical work, practicals, tutorials and computer-assisted tasks per week. Sem 2: 10 x 1-hour lectures/seminars per week, 9 hours of clinical work, practicals, tutorials and computer-assisted tasks per week. Plus attendance at the Doctor of Optometry Student Conference |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment - 720 hours
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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 Michael Pianta
Dr Michael Pianta
Note: This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Doctor of Optometry.
Students 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 disease, clinical neuroscience, binocular vision and paediatrics, along with pharmacology and microbiology/immunology, will be integrated with and applied to clinical practice through studying the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. To complement this, students will learn the theory of advanced clinical diagnostic tests and corrective devices, such as contact lenses and spectacle 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 through consolidation of their clinical routine and the practice of advanced clinical techniques, and then through application of these skills in the examination and management of patients in a clinical setting. Integration will also occur through the exploration of case studies that link key topics of basic sciences and clinical practice. 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:
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A reading list will be provided.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should:
Doctor of Optometry |
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