OPTM3104 Principles of Optometry 2

Credit
12 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit expands upon the content and objectives of OPTM3102 Principles of Optometry 1. This unit will enable students to understand and perform optometric testing of intermediate complexity. The unit will provide further appreciation of the role of the optometrist within the broader health care system and describe the challenges that are faced.

In particular, students will:

- develop skills for taking patient histories of intermediate complexity that are associated with common optometric conditions;

- develop skills in conducting patient examinations of intermediate complexity that are associated with common optometric conditions;

- explore various complex legal, ethical issues, professional, public and population health issues associated with common optometric conditions.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) perform (take) patient histories of intermediate complexity relevant to various optometric conditions (e.g. frontal headaches).; (2) perform patient examinations of intermediate complexity that are relevant to various optometric conditions (e.g. colour vision abnormality); (3) appraise some of the legal and ethical, professional practice, public and population health issues associated with common optometric conditions.; (4) perform a range of common optometric and ophthalmic investigations in the context of the management of various optometric conditions (e.g. retinal photography, visual field testing); and (5) appraise some of the inter-professional health issues associated with the common optometric conditions (e.g. diabetic eye disease).
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessment; (2) mid-semester assessment; (3) oral examination; and (4) professional behaviour assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the oral examination and professional behaviour assessment components.

Students with a mark between 45 and 49 overall in the unit may be offered a supplementary assessment;
and/or;
Students with a mark between 45 and 49 for the oral examination may be offered a supplementary assessment.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
OPTM3101 Science of the Eye and Visual System 1 AND OPTM3102 Principles of Optometry 1
Co-requisites:
OPTM3103 Science of the Eye and Visual System 2
Contact hours
Clinical skills practicals: up to 72 hours.
Ophthalmic optics workshops: up to 24 hours.
Lectures, symposia and inter-professional education sessions: up to 60 hours.
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