Professional Practice 2 (ORTH5045)


This unit provides opportunities for students to extend their clinical knowledge and demonstrate understanding of clinical practice in a variety of hospital, private practice and community settings. Students will further develop professional behavior and gain a wider understanding of the role of the orthoptist as part of a team of health professionals managing eye care for a range of patients and clients. Learning will be directed by professional and skill-based activities and will be used for both summative and formative assessment. Students will be required to reflect upon their professional development and to set personal learning goals while demonstrating fundamental competencies and skills in a clinical setting. During this clinical unit of study or in a subsequent Professional Practice unit of study, students will attend at least one rural or regional clinical placement.

Further unit of study information


Clinical Block mode 3 weeks and as scheduled weeks 1-12, and e-learning


Case study (20%), clinical workbook including clinical supervisor assessment report (60%) viva exam (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.