Course Title: Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: EMPL9789C

Course Title: Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4318 - Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Course Contact: Jade Cusworth

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8382

Course Contact Email: jade.cusworth@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Timothy Haigh (Program Coordinator)

timothy.haigh@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 9925 4846

Leigh Robinson

leigh.robinson@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 9925 4398

Ralph Richter

ralph.richter@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 9925 4783

Ludmila Keightley

ludmila.keightley@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 9925 4722

   

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required by workers in the Ophthalmic Industry to perform work that reflects an understanding of the structure and profile of the industry, the roles and relationships within and across the industry and key issues facing the industry


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOPD401C Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry

Element:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and profile of the optical industry

Performance Criteria:

                           

1.1       Describe the organisation of the optical industry

1.2       Explain the relationships between the different occupations and modes of practice within the optical industry

1.3       Describe and illustrate the operation of a typical laboratory or dispensary

1.4       Identify current legislation that impacts on the optical industry

Element:

2. Develop a knowledge of the structure of the eye

Performance Criteria:

                           

2.1       Use accepted terminology to describe the normal structure, function and location of the eye

2.2       Describe the main defects of vision which can occur in the human eye

2.3       List and describe the major components of the eye

Element:

3. Use accepted terminology to identify and describe the various types of ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames available within the industry

Performance Criteria:

                           

3.1       Identify the different categories of ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames

3.2       Describe the main characteristics of each of the general types of ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames

3.3       Demonstrate the appropriate use of ophthalmic terminology

Element:

4. Recognise variations from normal functioning

Performance Criteria:

                           

4.1       Describe common problems associated with the eye and its components using terms and concepts relevant to the ophthalmic industry

4.2       Describe methods of correcting defects of vision

4.3       Outline potential sources of infection relevant to the workplace and services provided

Element:

5. Document client information

Performance Criteria:

                           

5.1       Use accepted protocols to document information in line with organisation requirements

5.2       Use appropriate terminology to document identified problems related to application of health care services

5.3       Document variations to the normal visual functions in line with accepted standards and notation

Element:

6. Work within organisation policies and procedures

Performance Criteria:

                           

6.1       Access and follow organisation guidelines, policies and procedures

6.2       Follow organisation administrative practices and procedures

6.3       Access and follow legal and regulatory guidelines

6.4       Document relevant information/records


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

• Read topic one in the Learner Guide: HLTOPD401C Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry. Upon completion of topic one complete the self-assessment checklist from the learner guide. Once you have done this progress to the next topic and continue until all topics are completed.
• Once you have read all of the topics and completed the self-assessments you are ready to do the online self-assessment task. The self-assessment will check your level of understanding of the unit and provide you with some feedback.

A combination of activities will support students learning in this course, such as:
• Face to face and or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL), during simulations and classroom based learning
• Observations of performance in the workplace and industry placement or simulated environment will be a valuable part of your learning experience
• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
• Online discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
• Self directed study time to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
• To further facilitate learning, students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform 
 


Teaching Schedule

        
• Students who come for blocks of learning at RMIT City campus will be required to attend Cluster 1 week beginning 3rd August 2015

Students who form part of the SpecSavers will be required to complete RPL Documentation by 1st September 2015.

• Students who are part of the Full Time Program have already completed this unit for 2015 and will not be required to enrol


 

Week StartingTuesdayWednesdayThursday
    
    
    
    

Topic 1: The Ophthalmic Industry

Topic 2: The Eye

Topic 3: Lenses, frames and associated terminology

Topic 4: Specific ophthalmic workplace practices


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed text


References

1. Learner Guide: HLTOPD401C Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry


Other Resources

  1. Learner Guide: HLTOPD401C Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry
  2. Additional learning materials through the Learning Hub
  3. RMIT Library (www.rmit.edu.au/library)

Students should also make note of the Student Services and Study and Learning Centre that are available to all enrolled students (www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre)


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of examinations, quizzes, practical demonstration, work based assessment or simulation, assignments and submission of your learning and assessment guide (workplace evidence portfolio).


Assessment Tasks

Before attempting any of the assessment tasks below, ensure that you agree with all self-assessment checklists in the learner guide and that you have completed the online self-assessment quiz.

  1.  Complete online test titled HLTOPD401C Formal Quiz. This test consists of completing a series of 10 online questions. These questions may consist of true or false, multiple choice or short answer questions. In order to pass you need to correctly answer seven or more questions (7 out of 10) You must complete the quiz by the date publish on Blackboard.
  2. You will be required to complete a 90 minutes Cluster 1 Exam. It will consist of short answer, multiple choice and labelling diagrams. Please note that this Exam will cover HLTOPD401C, HLTWHS300A, BSBWOR401A, the date for this exam will be publish on Blackboard
  3.  At the end of Cluster 1 you will be required to submit a theory assignment that will be posted on Blackboard after you have completed Cluster 1 and will cover HLTOPD401C, HLTWHS300A, BSBWOR401A. The due date for this assignment will be posted on Blackboard.

Please note that you will need to demonstrate competency in all 4 of these assessment tasks in order to achieve competency for this unit.

OP45 Due Dates:

HLTOPD401C Online Quiz: Due 23rd November 2015

Exam 1: Due week beginning 16th November 2015

Major Assignment: Due 23rd November 2015


Assessment Matrix

                        

National Unit Title:

Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry

National Unit Code: HLTOPD401C

Assessment Tasks

Elements/ PCs

Required Knowledge

8

Required Skills

5

Critical aspects of assessment

5

1/4

2/3

3/3

4/3

5/3

6/4

7/

8/

Major Assignment

 1.3, 1.4

 

 

 

3.1, 3.2, 3.3

4.1, 4.2, 4.3

 5.1, 5.2, 5.3   

Points: 1, 2, 4 & 5, 6, 7 &8

 Points: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

 Exam 1

  1.1, 1.2          2.1, 2.2, 2.3  4.1    

 

           

 HLTOPD401C Online Quiz

     6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4    Points: 3,  
          

 

  

 

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

              

 

      
         

 

           

 

    

 

     

 

 

 

 

           
                            
          

 

           
           

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

     

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