Assessment of Vision 2 (10290.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Optometry||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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 principles of and perform a complete refractive examination on an adult patient using appropriate techniques to within +/-0.50D for sphere and cylinder power and +/-10° for axis;
2. Recognize and record abnormalities of oculomotor and binocular function including heterotropia, heterophoria, incomitant deviations, stereopsis and suppression;
3. Discuss the principles of accommodation and demonstrate the measurement of amplitude of accommodation, accuracy of accommodation, relative accommodation and accommodative facility using appropriate techniques;
4. Identify and apply a variety of further investigative techniques used in optometry;
5. Structure knowledge in clinical contexts;
6. Demonstrate and apply effective communication skills; and
7. Discuss refractive examination cases according to a 10-point case analysis criteria .
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Prerequisites10286 Ophthalmic Optics AND 10287 Assessment of Vision 1
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Bachelor of Vision Science, 372JA.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Rachel Smeal|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Rachel Smeal|
- Elliott DB. Clinical Procedures in Primary Eye Care (4th Ed, 2016) or (5th Ed, 2020; ISBN: 9780702077890.)
- Carlson NB. Clinical Procedures for Ocular Examination (4th Ed, 2016). ISBN : 9780071849203
The above texts are available for purchase in bookshops/online, but are also available for loan from UC Library
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late penalties will be applied (see below).
The following conditions will apply to late submissions without an approved extension:
Mark adjustment: 5% of the maximum mark available for the assessment task will be deducted for each day late up until seven days late. For example an essay awarded 60% (60/100) submitted 2 days late will receive a mark adjustment of 5% per day, therefore, the adjusted maximum mark for that item will be 50% (50/100).
Similarly, if the weighting is used then a piece of work worth 50% of the unit which received 30/50 would be reduced by 2.5 marks per day (i.e. 5% of 50) and would therefore receive a maximum adjusted mark of 25/50 if late by two days.
Submissions received more than 7 days after the prescribed date and time will not be accepted for marking, a mark of zero (0) will be awarded for the item.
For the purposes of these penalties, all days of the week count, including weekends and public holidays, even when the University may be closed.
The minimum possible mark for late submission is zero.
For clarification, one (1) minute past the specified due date and time is considered a late submission.
It is students' responsibility to be familiar with the electronic submission process (e.g., the use of Canvas and URKUND). Students are reminded to ensure they plan well enabling adequate time to submit assessments prior to the deadline, in order to avoid a mark adjustment.
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit you must meet ALL of the following requirements:
- Students must pass the Final Comprehensive Assessment and pass each of the stations in the assessment. The pass mark for is 50% for the Final Comprehensive Assessment and each of the stations.
- Students must obtain an overall unit mark of 50% or higher.
- If an answer provided by a student is likely to cause patient harm the student, the student may receive a zero grade for the assessment
- If a student attempts to perform a technique that is likely to cause patient harm, the student may receive a zero grade for the assessment
- If a student attempts to perform a technique in a manner that is likely to cause patient harm, the student may receive a zero grade for the assessment
- The Unit Convenor reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work
Note: Attendance at all lectures is expected as is participation for all practicals/laboratories/tutorials. Students are required to submit an Absence from Class form (available via the unit's UC Learn Canvas site) and appropriate documentary evidence for every practical/laboratory/tutorial absence. The Unit Convener will assess your application; however, this will not guarantee that your application will be successful.
Additional Assessment: In the Final Comprehensive Assessment, if a student obtains a mark between 45% and 49% for one of the stations only and passed all the other stations, has an overall aggregate mark of 50% or above in the Final Comprehensive Assessment, AND has an overall unit aggregate mark of at least 50%, a second and final opportunity to display their ability to complete a station in the Final Comprehensive Assessment may be granted by the unit convenor to pass this hurdle assessment. The overall aggregate mark for the Final Comprehensive Assessment and the overall aggregate unit mark will not be changed.
Supplementary assessment will not be offered to students as this unit is not a unit in the final semester of a course.
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
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Extensions to practical assessments, deferred intra-semester tests and examinations
In the event a student misses an assessment due to an extenuating and evidenced circumstance, the student must contact the Unit Convener and request a deferred assessment/quiz/placement within three (3) days of the scheduled exam, quiz or placement. The request must be made in writing (by email) with an ‘Assignment Extension’ form. The student must provide documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate – leave certificates will not be accepted) or other relevant documents as requested by the Unit Convener before sitting the deferred assessment. Failure to do so will result in a zero grade being awarded for that assessment item. Students are not permitted to defer a deferred intra-semester exam, quiz or placement. Any student unable to undertake the deferred intra-semester exam will be failed for the assessment task.
In the event a student is unable to attend their scheduled examination and the reason meets the criteria for acceptable grounds for extenuating circumstances, the student should submit a ‘Request for Deferred Examination Application’ form with original documentary evidence to the Unit Convenor. This must be lodged within three (3) days of the scheduled examination. Deferred Examination Applications lodged after the due submission date may be considered only if circumstances made it impossible for the application to be lodged before, or immediately after the original examination (e.g. ongoing serious illness exists). Students are not usually permitted to defer a deferred final exam. Any student who does not undertake their deferred exam will receive a mark of zero for the exam. Where students are able to provide evidence of exceptional circumstances that led to them being unable to sit their deferred final exam, they may apply for a late withdrawal from the unit using the ‘Enrolment Amendment’ form. Full details are found in the Assessment Procedures.
Students are only permitted one extension per assignment and one deferral per examination/test/placement (on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances, see Assessment Procedures) unless otherwise approved. Students must make themselves available for deferred intra-semester exams and tests which will be scheduled by the Unit Convener no later than the Friday of Week 13.
Inclusion and engagement
Further, if a student has an impairment that results in inability to do a clinical task, the student must make the unit convenor aware of this issue so that alternative means of doing the clinical tasks can be taught to the student to ensure that the student grows to be an effective clinical practitioner.
This Unit contains participatory elements which are vital to the Optometry Board of Australia entry-level competencies for optometrists (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cxo.12216).
Except in the case of extenuating circumstances, attendance is expected at all lectures as is participation in all tutorials, practicals, laboratories and presentations.
Please note, that not all learning material covered in lectures, e.g. worked examples of problems or discussion in small groups, will be captured by the lecture recording software. Students are required to attend for the entire time scheduled for tutorials, practicals, laboratories and presentations. Students who are late by more than 15 minutes without an adequate documented reason will be regarded as absent; students who leave before the end, unless all assigned work has been completed to the satisfaction of the lecturer or tutor will be regarded as absent from the tutorial. It is expected that students unable to fulfil these participation requirements will inform the Unit Convener as soon as practical, by email. If attendance requirements cannot be regularly satisfied (e.g. timetable clash) it may be recommended that you schedule this unit for a future semester. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in failure of the associated assessment piece. For inability to attend a scheduled laboratory session, an ‘Absence from Class' form (available on UCLearn Canvas) with supporting documentation must be submitted to the Unit Convener; students may be required to attend an additional laboratory session to complete the required tasks. Consideration will be given for illness; however evidence such as a medical certificate will be required.
The final decision will be at the discretion of the Unit Convener.
Students are required to cooperate in laboratory classes/workshops 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.
Required IT skills
The use of UCLearn Canvas, library searching skills, word and data processing (Microsoft Office Suite) and electronic presentation skills are necessary for this unit.
Students are expected to purchase their own non-programmable scientific calculator. Students may wish to print electronically provided material for their own study. Students are required to have their own equipment for entrance clinical tests. Please contact the unit convenor for further guidance if required.
Work placement, internships or practicums
The Student Conduct Rules state your rights and responsibilities as a student at the University of Canberra. Please be aware there may be serious penalties for academic misconduct and you should familiarise yourself with the section within the Student Conduct Rules that address this topic.
Pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, optometry practitioners (registered optometrists) and education providers have an obligation to report ‘notifiable conduct', to the Optometry Board of Australia in order to prevent the public being placed at risk of harm.
Education providers are also required, under s.143 of the National Law, to make mandatory notifications in relation to students, if the provider reasonably believes:
- a student enrolled with the provider has an impairment that, in the course of the student undertaking clinical training, may place the public at substantial risk of harm; or
- a student for whom the provider has arranged clinical training has an impairment that, in the course of the student undertaking the clinical training, may place the public at substantial risk of harm.
Practitioners are required to make a mandatory notification in relation to a student if the practitioner reasonably believes that a student has an impairment that, in the course of the student undertaking clinical training, may place the public at substantial risk of harm.
All concerns raised within the Discipline of Optometry or by clinical preceptors will be reviewed by the Head of Discipline and the Course Convener before any reporting action is taken.
These professional obligations are taken seriously by staff and the University. Students should be aware of their obligations under student registration.
For further information, please refer to: https://www.optometryboard.gov.au/policies-codes-guidelines/guidelines-for-mandatory-notifications.aspx