OPT409 - Professional Practice

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Subject Title
Professional Practice

Subject Description

This course highlights the professional role of the optician through the exploration of the business of opticianry. Students gain perspective on issues inherent in delivering vision care within a regulated health environment.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Opticianry Diploma Program

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

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

1. Apply professional judgement, planning strategy and implementation skills to

the provision of eye wear.


2. Apply the principles of professional communication in writing and speaking.


3. Explain the influence of professional regulations, guidelines and policies on

optical business management decisions.


4. Value good professional conduct through the exploration of ethical issues and

choice related to opticianry.


5. Develop a small business plan for starting a retail optical business.


6. Apply principles of ethical marketing and advertising using current and

emerging technologies.


7. Identity applications, advantages and limitations of current ophthalmic

appliances and emerging technologies.

8. Exhibit professional attitudes as demonstrated by courtesy, attentiveness and

participation in class activities.

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