University of Technology Sydney

96075 Professional Practice 3

12cp; clinical placement (off campus), 4 x 2hrs workshops (online and on campus)
Requisite(s): 96038 Professional Practice 2 AND 96036 Neurological Ocular Disorders
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This is a capstone subject for the Master of Orthoptics and the final professional practice subject in the course. It is designed to synthesise student learning and knowledge acquired in all subjects undertaken across the course. This is facilitated through placements in varied clinical environments, including rural and international locations. Learning in the clinical setting enables students to meet graduate requirements and consolidate requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes to attain the competency standards of an entry-level practitioner. Student learning emphasises clinical reasoning for the management of patients with a range of ocular conditions that may interact with systemic conditions. Students should have a professional level of behaviour and skill in the clinical setting and conduct reflective and evidence-based practice. 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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