- Course Number:
- OMT 122
- Course Title:
- Practicum II
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Course DescriptionDevelops proficiency in the use and care of ophthalmic equipment, basic screening techniques, obtaining pertinent patient ocular/medical history, diagnostic and examination procedures, medication (pharmacology and administration) and handling of patients in an ophthalmic practice. Prerequisites: OMT 121, HE 113.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Exhibit fundamental skills of patient screening in the ophthalmic clinical setting.
- Manage patient medical records properly in a clinical setting.
- Use universal precautions relevant to patient care in the clinical setting.
- Perform diagnostic and examination procedures in an accurate, timely manner.
- Utilize communication skills necessary for working in a health care setting.
Course Activities and Design
- Students are assigned to one office during the fourth term of the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program. The assignment is for a ten week rotation, the offices are selected by the course instructor. Insofar as possible, student requests for assignments will be taken into consideration. Office assignment will be scheduled for one eight hour shift per week in accordance with the program schedule. Hours of assignment are based on office requirements and will be indicated on a schedule published by the course instructor.
- Students are required to wear lab jackets conforming to the requirements set forth by the PCC Ophthalmic Medical Technology program.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student performance is evaluated by the supervisor assigned to the student at the medical office.
The grading system utilized for the course is Pass or No Pass. In order to receive a Pass grade, the students must:
- Satisfactorily complete the objectives listed for the ophthalmic technician.
- Receive satisfactory evaluations from each of the work area supervisors.
- Complete all of the time assigned. (72 hours)
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The goals are to enable the student to:
- Gain experience in ophthalmic offices.
- Make the transition from theory to practice as an ophthalmic technician.
- Gain direct work experience with experienced clinical office personnel and observe working relationships within an ophthalmic office.