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Objectives: Further development of the clinical skills needed to competently examine patients in optometric practice, and recommend appropriate treatment and strategies for patients presenting for primary eye care.

Brief Curriculum: To enhance clinical experience in providing primary eye care. The emphasis in this course is the diagnosis and management of visual problems. Students will be required to attend compulsory clinical placements outside the standard teaching period. Students will be required to attend external clinical placements which require additional costs to cover travel and accommodation. Students must also complete a minimum of 18 days of approved work experience (Stage 5 Preceptorship placement) and submit satisfactory written reports on this placement.
Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: OPTM6421 and OPTM6422 and OPTM6423 and OPTM6424

Course Outline

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