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Course Number:
OMT 232
Course Title:
OMT Seminar II
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Course Description

Reviews major ophthalmic subject areas through guest speakers and field trips. Explores practicum experiences and employment opportunities. Students must enroll in this class if they are enrolled in second year practicum. Corequisites: OMT 222.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Describe issues pertinent to the ophthalmic setting including but not limited to ethical situations, clinic efficiency, interpersonal relationships, emerging technology and other current or relevant topics in the ophthalmic field.
  2. Describe issues pertinent to patient care in the clinical setting.
  3. Describe resources and services available for patients in ophthalmology practices.

Course Activities and Design

Ophthalmic Medical Technology Seminar is presented by means of discussion, small group activities, guest speakers, field trips and audio-visual presentations. Students will be expected to actively participate in discussions and critique speakers and ideas. Students interact with ophthalmic professionals during student field trips and while participating in volunteer events available in the ophthalmic community.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student performance is evaluated by means of oral participation, written critiques of speaker presentations and special assignments. The student will be responsible for completing all course work regardless of absenteeism. The student is responsible for materials handed out in class and assignments made during class. Make-up assignments for any classes missed will be at the discretion of the course instructor.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The student will demonstrate understanding of the following themes, issues, concepts and development of the following skills:

  • Patient care in a clinical setting.
  • Associated Areas of Employment - research, eye bank, pharmaceutical, technical training, etc.

The following list outlines the concepts, themes, and issues a student needs to understand and be able to use appropriately.  The student has the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the subject matter in written and oral form, individually, and in groups.
    1.  Psychology and Communications - The goal is to provide knowledge and skills in the basic psychological principles of self-understanding and social adaptability for communications and actions with physicians, employees and patients.  Develop an awareness of how attitude influences the outcome of any given situation.  Understand the principles of recognition and response to verbal and nonverbal communication.
    2.  Human relations - The goal is to develop an awareness and understanding of a culturally diverse workplace.  Understand the adaptations of individuals' needs.
    3.  Ethical Behavior and Professionalism - The goal is to develop ethical and professional behavior as it applies to the health care workplace.
    4.  Professional Organization - The goal is to prepare students to become professionals; understanding the roles of the professional organization in defining ethics and providing educational opportunities. 
    5.  Open forums and lectures - The goal is to provide an opportunity for guest lectures and/or a general class discussion on related subjects of interest to the class.  Students also have the opportunity to discuss practicum activities and the various procedural methods utilized at the clinical affiliation sites.
    6.  Electronic Technology - Students will gain understanding of the various electronic technologies relevant to the health care industry.  Electronic health records will be explored and studied.