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96075 Professional Practice 3

12cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (workshop), block clinical placement
Requisite(s): 96038 Professional Practice 2 AND 96036 Neurological Ocular Disorders
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This is the final professional practice subject, and is designed to synthesise the student's learning and knowledge acquired in all subjects undertaken across the course. This is experienced through a range of orthoptic and ophthalmic clinical placements including those in rural and regional locations, enabling students to meet graduate competency standards and consolidate the required knowledge, skills and attitudes of an entry-level practitioner. Student learning emphasises clinical reasoning for the assessment and management of patients with complex ocular conditions that may interact with other ocular and systemic conditions. Students should demonstrate a professional level of behaviours and skills in the clinical setting and the capacity to apply clinical reasoning to complex cases. Clinical competency is assessed, commensurate with the registration standards set out by the Australian Orthoptic Board. Students are required to reflect upon their professional development, particularly their readiness for professional entry into orthoptic practice and their ability to work both independently and within the multidisciplinary health care team.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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Access conditions

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