SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 50.00
ECTS Credit Points 25.00
Module Code MHB521637
Module Leader Claudine Wallace
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Vision Sciences
  • C (May start)-A (September start)-B (January start)
  • S-C (May start)-A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

CPE 1-3

Summary of Content

This clinical module is an intrinsic element of the course. It allows students to develop and apply theoretical knowledge, extend and transfer practical skills and refine their problem solving ability within the clinical environment. The module will encourage the students to develop skills required to work in the health care setting including communication and all aspects of the selling and supplying of medicines under exemptions rules for Orthoptists


This final clinical placement module will focus on the student's ability to manage a clinical work load in preparation for practice. The student will demonstrate their knowledge in all aspects of clinical Orthoptics and show competency in diagnosis, assessment and management of Orthoptic patents. Professional skills and reflective practice will be developed through patent interaction. This placement will consolidate learning from previous clinical practice opportunities including : Concomitant strabismus Screening Incomitant strabismus Neurophthalmology Ophthalmology Low Vision Reading Disability

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of clinical sciences in the examination and management of patients including the use of medicines.Conduct, effective patient examinations within a reasonable timescale.Analyse patient data in order to predict Orthoptic outcomes., formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and management plan for a range of complex and non complex casesRecord patient data in an accurate, concise and logical manner.Formulate appropriate shared patient short and long-term objectives using a client-centred approach. Demonstrate consistent competence in the application of clinical skills.Select appropriate management interventions and justify using available evidence base.Communicate effectively with key individuals.Demonstrate an understanding of equality and diversity and the impact of these issues on client outcomes Reflect critically on the learning experience using a theoretical framework.Practice within professional codes of conduct. Demonstrate consisitent clinical skills and apply problem solving techniques in the clinical environment.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Clinical placement is the practical where clinical hypothesis(es) are tested and evaluated. Hence they are an intrinsic element of the course and an important learning experience in their own right. Placements provide students with a unique opportunity to undertake problem solving in action. This module will be key in developing the skills and competencies required for professional registration and development of professional identity.

Indicative Reading

Pre-placement package As directed

Transferrable Skills

Transferable skills integral to module operation and the learning experience include discipline skills, extension of information, social, communication & interpersonal skills, and development and enhancement of organisational ability, analysis, evaluation, synthesis, problem-solving, decision making and clinical decision making.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 10.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00
Practicals (FT) 500.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 2 n/a 40.00 40% OSCE style final examination including the use of exemptions by Orthoptist
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 40% Completion of learning objectives according to clinical handbook
Coursework 3 n/a 10.00 40% Case study