Professor Clare Delany (Department of Medical Education)
Dr Brett Vaughan (Department of Medication Education)
Dr Kwang Cham (Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences)
The role and value of critical reflection in Optometry education.
Abstract / overview of project
This PhD aims to explore the dimensions, scope, and experience of optometry clinical practice and to examine and document the pedagogical models and teaching approaches which have historically shaped optometry education. The project will then conduct a comparative analysis of optometry practice and education to explore the extent to which optometry education meets the requirements of contemporary optometry practice. In particular, the comparative analysis will examine the role of critical reflection and its value within the pedagogy of optometry education.