Assessment of Vision 1 (10287.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Optometry||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe the optical theories and principles used in methods designed to collect clinically-relevant data on the structure and function of the eye;
2. Describe and demonstrate appropriate techniques for assessing sensory visual function including vision and visual acuity, visual fields, colour vision and contrast sensitivity;
3. Recognise and record abnormalities of visual function;
4. Perform a satisfactory patient-centred case history assessment and understand appropriate questions to ask patients with different needs;
5. Explain and apply optical theory to the objective measurement of refractive error; and
6. Measure and verify the power of simple spectacle lenses.
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Students are required to cooperate in (laboratory sessions) where students may be asked to practice optometry skills on each other, so each student is the patient and practitioner in turn and in approximately equal duration. By both conducting the clinical procedures and participating in the tests, you will gain an insight and empathy into the issues associated with testing visual function, both from the point of view of both an optometrist and patient. During classes you will be required to demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict. Any action or omission that affects patient safety can result in failure of a patient assessment task regardless of the aggregate mark for the assessment.
CorequisitesEnrolment in 372JA Bachelor of Vision Science.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Dinesh Kaphle|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Dinesh Kaphle|
1. David B Elliott, Clinical Procedures in Primary Eye Care, 4th edition (library)
2. Steven H Schwartz, Geometrical and Visual Optics, 2nd edition (library)
3. Steven H Schwartz. Visual Perception: A Clinical Orientation (library)
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item. To achieve a passing grade or higher in this unit, students must:
- Attempt all assessment items;
- Achieve a mark of at least 50% in the final exam;
- Achieve a mark of at least 50% for the practical assessments and
- Achieve a final aggregate mark of 50% or higher.
- Participate as a patient for an eye exam in the pre-clinical laboratory for MOptom student in Semster 2, 2023.
In the event a student misses an assessment due to illness or other exceptional circumstances, the student must contact the unit convener and request a deferred assessment within 3 days of scheduled exam/quiz. The request must be made in writing (by email) on the Assignment Extension Form (https://www.canberra.edu.au/current-students/forms/forms/other-forms/Assignment-Extension-Form.pdf).
Students must provide a medical certificate (leave certificates will not be accepted) or other relevant documents as requested by the unit convener before sitting the deferred examination. Failure to do so will result in a zero grade being awarded for that assessment item.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
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- complete an assignment for you
- substantially edit your assignment
- do your university work for you, with or without compensation
- check test or quiz answers
- sit a test or quiz for you
- provide someone with your UC login details
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- assignment questions and briefs
- lecture notes
- marking rubrics and marking guides
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Artificial Intelligence (AI)
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Due to the nature of the material covered, attendance at lectures is expected. Please note that not all learning material covered in lectures (e.g. worked examples of optical problems) will be captured by the lecture recording software.
100% attendance at laboratory classes is required, as you are learning skills required for professional accreditation reasons. If you are ill or suffer misadventure which precludes you from attending a scheduled laboratory session, you will need to provide and 'Absence from Laboratory' form (available on UCLearn) with supporting documentation.
It is compulsory for all students to participate as a patient for an eye exam in the University of Canberra Eye clinic on campus. You are required to advise reception that you are an optometry student when you make and then complete your appointment, who will record that you have met this requirement and report this to the unit convenor. This experience will assist you to understand the profession of optometry and allow you to appreciate clinical methods learned during Assessment of Vision 1 classes. You will also be assisting final year optometry students to meet their patient quotas. You will be required to reflect on this experience in your ePortfolio assignment. This is a hurdle. Students who do not complete participation in the UC Eye clinic as a patient will have their Grade withheld until it is completed.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums