Optometry in Practice PG (10413.1)
|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 outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply the standards of ethical behaviour to optometric practice;
2. Recommend resources from optometric and other organizations to patients to enhance their care;
3. Describe and apply the general principles of the development and maintenance of an optometry practice including understanding occupational health and safety requirements, scheduling and the use appropriate use of optometric assistants;
4. Explain subsidised eye care schemes to patients and promote the accessibility of vision and health care to the community; and
5. Summarise legislative requirements for the profession of optometry including confidentiality, maintenance and destruction of patient records and can provide legal certification as required.
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 - 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 - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
Prerequisites10328 Advanced Primary Care Optometry PG AND 10329 Optometry for Special Populations PG
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 374JA Master of Optometry
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Pat Arthur|
There is no prescribed textbook for this unit of study. It is advised that you revise all suitable material from pre-requisite units of study and any additional revision requested by your specific clinical site. Please see Canvas for required resources as they vary between clinical sites.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
'Per calendar day' includes weekends, public holidays, even when the University is closed. For an 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). An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted and will receive a mark of zero. For clarification, one (1) minute past the specified due date and time is considered a late submission.
Penalties on late submissions will be strictly enforced. More details can be found in the Assessment Procedures.
Special assessment requirements
The final mark for this unit 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 final aggregate (overall) mark of 50% or higher
- Attend the full clinical placement
- Keep a record of your clinical placement by completing the clinical experience log. The logbook is on Smartabase and it must be completed daily for every placement. Submit your clinical journal log via Smartabase to the Clinical Coordinator on the final day (or as required) of relevant clinical placement. Failure to do so may result in a failure of the clinical placement or a loss of 1% of the total unit marks per day.
- Complete the e-portfolio submission. The assignment must be completed satisfactorily for you to pass the clinical placement. In the case of an inadequate or incomplete e- portfolio you will fail the placement and need to repeat the unit it is attached to.
The Unit Convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
This unit is not in the final semester of the course, and a supplementary assessment is not available.
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.
The primary learning activity is the examination of patients by observation and in person) in the UC Eye Clinic setting and other placement sites. The development of diagnostic and management skills in relation to those patients will be developed utilizing the following assessment modalities:
- Work integrated learning (WIL) assignment
- E-Portfolio – marked individual patient assessments with individualized case feedback
- Reflection – critiquing of own knowledge journey in relation to the unit learning outcomes
Participation in each placement is 5 days per week for 10 weeks. Part time placements are not available. Full attendance is required for accreditation and successful completion of the unit.
Placements may be outside the ACT and around Australia.
It is expected that students unable to fulfil these participation requirements will inform the Unit Convener as soon as practical by email.
Absence from external placement activities must be reported to the clinical educator on site and clinical coordinator at UC. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in failure of the associated assessment piece. Consideration will be given for illness, however evidence such as a medical certificate will be required.
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.
Note: To calculate your unit fees see: How do I calculate my fees? Your unit convener may have listed textbooks for you to purchase via The School Locker.
Costs associated with a clinical placement include but are not limited to:
- Travel to practical and work integrated learning (clinical placement) locations
- Accommodation costs at interstate placements
- Uniform related costs and uniform maintenance
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves WIL projects.
Students must adhere to University POlicy during WIL experiences, in cluding the University-of-Canberra-Student-Conduct-Rules-2018-.pdf , the WIL Procedure Policy, Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedures University Policy Library (canberra.edu.au).
This unit has pre-placement requirements (e.g. Working with Vulnerable Poeple registrations, immunisations, recording of relevant details in InPlace etc), which must be completed prior to your placement.
Contact your unit convenor if you have any concerns with meeteing the requirements of this unit.
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