Course Title: Dispense atypical prescriptions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OPSC5056C

Course Title: Dispense atypical prescriptions

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

 

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: 100

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

This unit must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisites:
• HLTOPD401C Work effectively in the ophthalmic industry
• HLTOPD403B Dispense optical appliances and services

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to identify atypical prescriptions and to use measurements and calculations for planning an effective dispensing strategy.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOPD404C Dispense atypical prescriptions

Element:

1. Evaluate the needs of clients requiring atypical optical prescriptions

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret the parameters of atypical prescriptions

1.2 Analyse the prescription and identify areas of freedom and constraints

1.3 Assess the individual needs and requirements of the client

1.4 Select possible frame/lens/treatment combinations to suit the individual client s requirements
 

Element:

2. Determine the criteria influencing dispensing procedures for atypical prescriptions

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Perform measurements necessary to accurately dispense atypical prescriptions

2.2 Perform any necessary calculations required to dispense the prescription accurately

2.3 Evaluate the most appropriate course of action to be taken to meet the cosmetic, optical and functional needs of the atypical client
 

Element:

3. Dispense a range of atypical prescriptions

Performance Criteria:



3.1 Select appropriate frames to suit a variety of atypical prescriptions

3.2 Select appropriate lenses to suit the needs of atypical prescriptions

3.3 Select and specify appropriate bevelling and edging requirements to enhance the cosmetics and quality of the spectacles

3.4 Select appropriate lens treatments or additional requirements to maximise the visual performance and enhance the quality of the finished spectacles

3.5 Measure and specify the most appropriate lens fitting criteria

3.6 Ensure the quality of the finished spectacles

3.7 Fit and adjust the spectacles for the client ensuring that they are informed of the appropriate way to care for and use their spectacles
 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Compulsory Attendance at Cluster 3, 4 and 5 for students who attend blocks of training at RMIT University City Campus.

• Read relevant topics in online text: System for Ophthalmic Dispensing: Clifford W Brooks, Irvin M Borish (available online through Blackboard).

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 3 Monday to Friday week beginning 8th February 2016

Cluster 4 Monday to Friday week beginning 11th April 2016

Cluster 5 Monday to Friday week beginning 6th June 2016
 


Topic 1: Evaluate the needs of the needs of the client requiring atypical optical prescriptions
Topic 2: Determine the criteria influencing dispensing procedures for atypical prescriptions
Topic 3: Dispense a range of atypical prescriptions
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed text


References

System for Ophthalmic Dispensing: Clifford W Brooks, Irvin M Borish (available online through Blackboard)


Other Resources

  • Essential knowledge: Visual physiology, Light, Prism, Spherical Lenses, Astigmatic Lenses, Lens Design, Multifocal Lenses, Contact Lenses
  • PowerPoint Summary
  • Additional learning materials available through Learning Hub
  • 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

             

1.  Online Quizzes: There is a formal quiz for this unit, as well as quizzes for the associated essential knowledge, available on Blackboard. Due 20th June

2. Work Based Assessment and case studies: Work based assessments / visits for Trainees due by 10th July 2016

3. Theory assignment: A theory assignment will be made available on Blackboard to be submitted via Turn-It-In by 10th July

 

      PLEASE NOTE: To achieve competency in this unit, you must achieve a Satisfactory (S) result for all three (3) assessments.


Assessment Matrix

         

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

 

 

Interview/ Verbal Questioning

Self-Reflections

Assignment/ Project

Case Study or Role Play

Third Party Verification

Workplace Performance

Research or Report

Portfolio of Evidence

Written Tasks

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL UNIT CODE : HLTOPD404C

NATIONAL UNIT NAME : Dispense atypical prescriptions

RMIT CODE:

Co-Delivered with

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence  

1. Evaluate the needs of the clients requiring Atypical optical prescriptions

 

1.1 Interpret the parameters of atypical prescriptions

 

Written Tasks

Case Studies / Online Assessment

1.2 Analyse the prescription and identify areas of freedom and constraints

 

Written Tasks

Case Studies

1.3 Assess the individual needs and requirements of the client

Written Tasks

Case Studies

1.4 Select possible frame, lens and treatment combinations to suit individual requirements needs

Written Tasks

Case Studies

2.  Determine the criteria influencing dispensing procedures for atypical prescriptions

2.1 Perform measurements necessary to accurately dispense atypical prescriptions

 

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

2.2 Perform any necessary calculations required to dispense the prescription accurately

 

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

2.3 Evaluate the most appropriate course of action to be taken to meet the cosmetic, optical and functional needs of the atypical client

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

3. Dispense a range of atypical prescriptions

 

3.1 Select appropriate frames to suit a variety of atypical prescriptions

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

3.2 Select appropriate lenses to suit the needs of atypical prescriptions

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

 

3.3 Select and specify appropriate bevelling and edging requirements to enhance the cosmetics and quality of the spectacles

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

 

3.4 Select appropriate lens treatments or additional requirements to maximise the visual performance and enhance the quality of the finished spectacles

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

 

3.5 Measure and specify the most appropriate lens fitting criteria

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

 

3.6 Ensure the quality of the finished spectacles

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

3.7 Fit and adjust the spectacles to client needs

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

 

4.3 Reinforce and support advice provided by low vision practitioner on correct use of low-vision aids

Written Tasks

Online Assessment

Atypical Assignment

 

5.4 Offer follow up services in accordance with organisation procedures

Written Tasks

Online Assessment

Atypical Assignment

 

Assessment Conditions

·          use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:

·          vertex distance calculator (disc or table/chart)

·          vertex distance rule

·          vertex distance calliper (distometer type)

·          lens measure

·          pupillary distance (PD) rule

·          pupillometer

·          thickness callipers

 

 

 

·          modelling of industry operating conditions, including integration of problem solving activities

 

 

 

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

 

 

 

Performance Evidence  

It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

This includes the ability to:

 

 

 

·          Calculate vertex distance and measurements including:

·          change in vertex distance

·          compensated power (Fc)

·          effective power (Fe)

·          effectivity

·          prescriptions requiring compensations

·          vertex distance measurement techniques

 

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

 

·          calculated differential prismatic effect and compensation using different sized segments, Fresnel prisms, or slab off bifocals

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

 

·          calculated field of view and determine ways to improve the field of view

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

 

·          calculated spectacle magnification and determine ways to reduce the effects of aniseikonia

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

 

·          compounded and resolved prism

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

 

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role

This includes knowledge of:

 

 

 

·          requirements of dispensing spectacles to clients with special or complex needs, including:

·          low vision, what it is, and how various aids may be used to assist such clients

Written Tasks

Online Assessment

Atypical Assignment

 

·          types of atypical prescriptions, how to interpret and transpose them, including:

·          anisometropia

·          aphakia

·          high ametropia

·          prism

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

·          features and capabilities of aphakic lenses including:

·          aspheric lens design

·          centering

·          compensating for vertex distance change

·          edging/bevelling profile

·          full field lens design

·          general problems associated with dispensing aphakic lenses including jack-in-the-box effect and ring scotoma

·          lenticular designs

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

·          field of view and its impact on atypical dispensing, including:

·          apparent versus real

·          aspheric lenses

·          calculations

·          high minus corrections

·          high plus corrections

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

·          features of high ametropia including:

·          back vertex power (F’v) front vertex power (Fv)

·          compensated surface power

·          corrections

·          prescription requirements and constraints

·          thick lens power

·          types

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

·          high minus lenses and negative lenticulars and how they are used, including:

·          centering

·          compensating for vertex distance change

·          dispensing high index materials

·          edging/bevelling profile

·          high index materials

·          lenticular types and designs

·          surface reflections and the need for anti-reflection and multi-coatings

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

·          high prismatic corrections and how they are achieved, including:

·          edging/bevelling profile

·          fresnels and their use

·          high horizontal prism

·          high vertical prism

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

·          ways to respond to aniso and antimetropia including:

·          base curve selection

·          correcting vertical imbalance problems

·          effects of lens form (shape)

·          effects of thickness

·          prism differential

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

·          features of spectacle magnification including:

·          effects on visual acuity

·          positive compared to negative lenses

·          retinal image size

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

Foundation Skills

 

 

Core Skills from the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

·         Reading

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

·         Writing

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

·         Oral Communication

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

·         Numeracy

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

·         Learning

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

Employability Skills from the Core Skills for Work Framework (CFW)

 

 

1.    Navigate the world of work

1a. Manage career and work life

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

1b. Work with roles, rights and protocols

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

2.    Interact with others

2a. Communicate for work

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

2b. Connect and work with others

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

2c. Recognise and utilize diverse perspectives

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

3.    Get the work done

3a. Plan and organise

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

3b. Make decisions

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

3c. Identify and solve problems

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

3d. Create and innovate

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

3e. Work in a digital world

Written Tasks

Atypical Assignment

Case Studies

Online Assessment

      

 

 

  

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