Assessment of Optometric Competence PG (10330.1)
|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||Post Graduate Level|| 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. Demonstrate optometric skills and knowledge at a standard appropriate for entry into the optometry profession in a range of health care contexts;
2. Use critical thinking and evidenced based practice to inform their optometry practice including research and quality improvement projects; and
3. Collaborate with clients and stakeholders effectively and appropriately to improve vision and health outcomes.
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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
Prerequisites10412 Optometry Residency PG OR 10331 Community Optometry PG AND 10413 Optometry in Practice PG AND Must have passed 36 credit points towards the 374JA Master of Optometry.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the 374JA Master of Optometry.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Agnes Choi|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Agnes Choi|
There is no prescribed textbook for this unit. It is advised that you revised all suitable material from pre-requisite units and any additional revision requested by your clinical placement supervisor.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass the unit, you must:
- attempt all assessment items
- achieve a minimum final aggregate (overall) mark of 50%
- attend all clinical placements, lectures, workshops and problem based learning (PBL)
- submit your E portfolio which contains three parts (Parts A, B and C)
- achieve a minimum mark of 50% in the OSCE, patient examinations (as part of OSCE) and final examination
- the unit convener reserves the right to question you on any of your submitted work
Please note that 100% attendance is expected for all clinical placements, lectures, workshops and PBL. You are required to submit an absence form (available via the unit's UC Learn Canvas site) and appropriate documentary evidence for every absence. The unit convener will assess your application; however, this will not guarantee that your application will be successful.
If you have a Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP) to apply to your studies, it is your responsibility to communicate with your unit convener in writing at least 7 days before your in-class assessments is due. Please attach your RAP with your request.
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.
100% attendance for all clinical placements, lectures, workshops and PBL is required to pass the unit. You are required to submit an absence form (available via the unit's UC Learn Canvas site) and appropriate documentary evidence for every absence. The unit convener will assess your application; however, this will not guarantee that your application will be successful.
Required IT skills
The unit involves the use of UC Learn Canvas, library searching skills, Microsoft Office Suite and electronic presentation skills.
This unit also involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UC Learn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UC Learn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Costs associated with clinical placements include but are not limited to:
- uniform related costs and uniform maintenance
- equipment related costs and equipment maintenance
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work integrated learning projects (WIL). You must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.
This unit has pre-placement requirements (e.g. Working with Vulnerable People registration, immunisation/s) which must be completed prior to your placement.
Under section 143 of the National Law, an education provider must notify the National Agency if the provider reasonably believes— (a) a student enrolled in a program of study provided by the provider has an impairment that, in the course of the student undertaking clinical training as part of the program of study, may place the public at substantial risk of harm; or (b) a student for whom the education 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.