Module Overview

Case Analysis & Preparation for Placement

The aim of this module is to help prepare students for their supervised clinical practice placement. This will be achieved in two ways; one by supporting and underpinning learning in the 1st and 2nd stage dispensing modules and two by an examination of the purpose of practice placement ,the roles and expectations for student’s practice supervisor and college tutor. The module is delivered as a one-hour tutorial per week across both Year 2 semesters.

Module Code

OPTO 2815

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Preparation for Placement. Purpose and function of practice placement. Role and responsibilities of, student, placement practice and practice supervisor, the College and College Tutor. Professional relationships and boundaries. Placement Structure Aims and Objectives. Potential Problems, difficulties and conflict in practice placement. Identifying supports. Minimum episodes experience required. Completing the log book. Writing and submitting detailed case studies. Tutorials to support optical dispensing one and two. Frame fitting. Frame modifications. Occlusion therapy guidelines. Issuing a duplicate prescription. Issuing of information regarding pupillary distance. Applying a Fresnel prism. Protocol for support staff. Remake log. Safe practice. Training in the use of the online logbook for placement. Application of the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics in practical situations.

Before being allowed to start work placement students must view an online presentation on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Having viewed this, they must attain 100% in an online assessment on the topic. They may repeat this assessment as often as required until they attain 100%.

Tutorials, case evaluation , E-learning, directed study, self-directed study, tutorials, seminars, practicals.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100