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BSc Optometry / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Course unit details:
Personal & Professional Development B
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Personal & Professional Development A||OPTO10100||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
Students should be able to:
- Appreciate the different ways in which Optometry is practiced, worldwide
- Understand the role of Research Ethics Committees and the need for the regulation of research involving human subjects (for example, to develop knowledge of the Nuremberg Code and the declaration of Helsinki)
· Present themselves in an academic CV (including a covering letter) and in an interview situation (conducted by the current 3rd year Optometry Undergraduates)
· Produce an Optometry-related research poster
· Develop an understanding of the ethical and practical issues involved in allocating funding for healthcare
Students will develop skills in:
- Giving and receiving feedback
The whole unit is presented on-line. Learning experiences are split amongst the three main themes:
Planning your future career; auditing employability skills; producing a CV and covering letter and presenting yourself at interviews
Development of numeracy skills
Producing a scientific research poster
Reflection on “communication” (group meeting) performance
The different scopes of Optometry, as practised in the UK and elsewhere in other countries.
Insight into employment and contract law (including ‘tort’ law). The role of optometrists in vision research. Communication in different patient scenarios.
Medical EthicsHealthcare ethics and law; public health; resource allocation within the NHS; the history of research rthics and the role of Research Ethics Committees (RECs).
· 100% coursework.
· Most elements of the course are associated with a piece of coursework, which may be in the form of a quiz, a presentation, or a formally-submitted written assignment (submitted via TurnItIn).
· An average mark over 40% MUST be achieved for the online “quizzes”, as well as for the “written assignments/presentations”.
The Unit Co-Ordinator, Academic Advisors and/or Group Peers will provide on-line (via Blackboard), verbal and/or face-to-face feedback on the various items associated with this unit
Each learning experience generally has on-line reading resources provided, which students MUST read through first, ahead of completing any quizzes, written assignments and/or presentations.
|Independent study hours|
|Amit Jinabhai||Unit coordinator|