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OPTM5104 Optometric Practice 2

Credit
12 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
In this unit students will advance their foundation in the competencies for entry-level optometry practice as defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ). The competencies are linked to the cases presented in OPTM5103 Integrated Ophthalmic Science 2. In addition to encountering the principles and practical skills necessary for practice as an optometrist, students will advance their understanding of, and capability to work with, other health providers, within a complex health care system. They will engage with more complex legal and ethical, professional practice and public health issues for work in optometry.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

- developing the skills for taking intermediate to complex patient histories associated with common optometric conditions;

- developing the skills in conducting intermediate to complex levels of patient examinations associated with common optometric conditions;

- developing the skills to apply principles of diagnosis, patient management and recording of clinical data for intermediate to complex levels of optometric conditions;

- developing a critical understanding of the legal and ethical issues associated with intermediate to complex levels of optometric conditions;

- developing the skills and techniques required in professional practice related to intermediate to complex levels of optometric conditions;

- developing a critical understanding of the impact on the public and population health issues related to intermediate to complex levels of optometric conditions.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) perform effective patient history taking relevant to the intermediate to complex levels of optometric conditions presented in OPTM5103; (2) perform patient examination techniques relevant to the intermediate to complex levels of optometric conditions presented in OPTM5103; (3) critically apply the principles of diagnosis, patient management and recording of clinical data relevant to the intermediate to complex levels of optometric conditions presented in OPTM5103; (4) evaluate legal and ethical issues associated with the intermediate to complex levels of optometric conditions presented in OPTM5103; (5) explain and assess professional practice issues associated with the intermediate to complex levels of optometric conditions presented in OPTM5103; and (6) outline and assess the impact of public and population health issues underlying the intermediate to complex levels of optometric conditions presented in OPTM5103.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessments; (2) oral assessments
; (3) clinical assessments; 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 professional behaviour assessment component.

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 clinical assessments may be offered a supplementary assessment.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
OPTM5101 Integrated Ophthalmic Science 1
AND
OPTM5102 Optometric Practice 1
Co-requisites:
OPTM5103 Integrated Ophthalmic Science 2
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
Clinical skills practicals: up to 48 hours.
Workshops: up to 24 hours.
Lectures, symposia and inter-professional education sessions: up to 60 hours.
Observational clinical (optometric and allied health) placements up to 20 hours.
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