OPTM5106 Integrated Optometric Practice

Credit
12 points
Offering

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
In this unit, students will integrate comprehensive knowledge and clinical skills gained from OPTM5101, OPTM5102, OPTM5103 and OPTM5104 units, to meet the competency for entry-level optometry practice requirements as defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ). Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to analyse and apply evidence-based solutions in managing disorders of the eye, and by effectively communicating the appropriate management plans.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

- understanding ocular manifestations related to the underlying pathological, immunological and microbiological processes associated with systemic, genetic and neurological diseases;

- understanding multi-disciplinary management strategies related to the underlying pathological, immunological and microbiological processes associated with systemic, genetic and neurological diseases;

- developing the knowledge for evidence-based solutions in managing disorders of the eye, including engagement with fellow peers and patients through effective communication of the appropriate management plans;

- developing the skills to perform a complete eye examination for common optometric conditions;

- developing the skills to perform ophthalmic procedures of high complexities.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) analyse ocular manifestations related to the underlying pathological, immunological and microbiological processes associated with systemic, genetic and neurological diseases; (2) generate multi-disciplinary management strategies related to the underlying pathological, immunological and microbiological processes associated with systemic, genetic and neurological diseases; (3) judge the risks and benefits of ophthalmic drug treatments to the ocular and systemic outcomes; (4) analyse evidence-based solutions in managing disorders of the eye, including effective communication of the management plans; (5) perform a complete eye examination for common optometric conditions; and (6) perform clinical procedures of high complexities e.g. lacrimal lavage, scleral contact lens fitting..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) ongoing assessments; (2) written assessments; (3) clinical assessments; (4) professional behaviour assessment; and (5) tests. 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 clinical assessments 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 written assessment 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:
completion of OPTM5103 Integrated Ophthalmic Science 2
AND
OPTM5104 Optometric Practice 2
Co-requisites:
OPTM5105 Optometry Research Project
Contact hours
Clinical skills practical: up to 48 hours.
Workshops: up to 12 hours.
Lectures, symposia and inter-professional education sessions: up to 36 hours. Observational clinical (optometric and allied health) placements up to 20 hours.
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