OPT552 - Opticinary, Work Term II

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Subject Title
Opticinary, Work Term II

Subject Description
This work term provides students with a college-approved work experience of 500 hours in the area of an optical dispensary. The Work Term must be supervised and evaluated by a Registered Optician who is a registered Contact Lens Mentor, Optometrist or Ophthalmologist in good standing. Student Opticians must successfully complete 25 contact lens fits; of which 5 must be RGP, 10 Soft Spherical, 5 High Index +/- 4 diopters o.u., 3 Toric, and 2 Multifocal and require a verification signature of the supervising Registered Optician, Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.
In this subject, students interact with industry professionals while expanding their critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills in a professional work environment. Through the work experience, accountability in the workplace, professional roles and Interpersonal skills are emphasized. The work experience also provides the student with an opportunity to expand upon their listening and communication skills, both verbal and written, as pertinent to industry requirements.

Credit Status
One subject credit

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

  1. Develop a reflective practice; link past, present and future experiences and integrate cognitive and emotional experiences.
  2. Evaluate the ability to adapt to workplace culture and meet workplace expectations in order to support development of workplace skills.
  3. Assess the management of professional interactions and responsibilities in the workplace, specific to roles and accountabilities.
  4. Evaluate professionalism in relation to self-management, personal strengths and challenges, and ethical working styles.
  5. Integrate knowledge and skills gained in the academic setting with workplace experiences.
  6. Comply with the Guidelines for Professional Standards of Practice and policies determined by the College of Opticians of Ontario
  7. Communicate effectively with clients, supervisors, co-workers, and related health care practitioners
  8. Follow the accepted protocol for client assessment, interpretation of prescription, ordering and verification of contact lenses
  9. Demonstrate competence in dispensing contact lenses
  10. Demonstrate proficiency in the safe operation of optical instruments, tools and equipment

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.