OPT403 - Comprehensive Review

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Subject Title
Comprehensive Review

Subject Description
This subject is designed to provide a thorough review of the opticianry program. Through theory review seminars and practical skills refresher sessions, students analyze and evaluate their level of competency in preparation to perform the essential tasks of Opticianry.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Opticianry Diploma.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Apply the scientific problem-solving approach to dispensing spectacles, contact lenses and other ophthalmic appliances.

2. Analyze and interpret prescriptions for ophthalmic appliances.

3. Prepare and adapt ophthalmic appliances to meet client needs.

4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the client's ophthalmic appliance.

5. Demonstrate professionalism in the application of the principles of communication and human relations when interacting with clients.

6. Demonstrate understanding of the legal, ethical and professional responsibilities of opticians as members of the eye care team.

7. Demonstrate proficiency in the operation of instruments and equipment related to safely fitting ophthalmic appliances.

8. Assess personal levels of knowledge and skill related to the Entry to Practice Competencies for Opticians.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

This must be the final subject taken in the program prior to graduation.
Minimum "C" grade in all other Opticianry Program Subjects.

**  It is the responsibility of each student to ensure the course prerequisites have been met. Failure to do so may jeopardize your credit.

Students must demonstrate proficiency in the Entry to Practice Competencies for Opticians  by means of a series of comprehensive examinations  to graduate from the
Opticianry Program.  OPT403 profiles selected program content for review purposes and prepares students to take the final examinations for the program.  This must be the
final subject taken in the program.

Topic Outline
 A detailed topic outline and test schedule will be distributed in the first class.

Mode of Instruction

classroom lectures, laboratory practice

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

  •     Comprehensive Review Study Guide.
  •     http://www.bausch.com/us/resource/clinical/gallery/index.jsp
  •     http://www.laramyk.com/learn/tips/html
  •     http://www.nei.nih.gov/photo/eyelids/index.asp
  •     http://www.revoptom.com/HANDBOOK/default.htm

    These sites may be viewed on the OAC web site under student resources.

Required Supplies
Students are required to bring the following tools to all classes and examinations:

P.D. Ruler
Pen Light
Clock Gauge
Lens Calipers

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
A minimum grade of C (60%) is required for promotion in Health Sciences Programs.

Pathology Slides Exam 15%
Comprehensive Written Exam   15%
Practical Skills Exam  - Eyeglasses 30%
Practical Skills Exam - Contact Lens 40%
Total 100% 

The final grade for this subject will be designated as SATISFACTORY/UNSATISFACTORY.

** A minimum grade of 70% on each examination is required in order for a satisfactory grade to be assigned.

** A minimum grade of 80% is required on the lensometer examination in order for a satisfactory grade to be assigned.
Attendance is mandatory at all Contact Lens, Pathology and Eyeglass Dispensing sessions.    

Approved by: Lisa Somers