Stage 5 Prizes

Stage 5: Dr Andrew Whatham Prize for Stage 5 CFEH Clinical Excellence

Stage Awarded Undergraduate
Sponsor Mrs Whatham and Centre for Eye Health
Purpose To reward the student with the best performance in Stage 5 Centre for Eye Health Clinical Placement. This addresses academic excellence
Selection Criteria

Best performance in OPTM5151 and OPTM5251 Centre for Eye Health clinical placement.

The recipient/s during their time at CFEH demonstrated the highest levels of the following:

1. Academic performance: Score based on performance in the entry test.

2. Clinic service: Score based on overall performance during clinical rotation at CFEH as judged by clinical staff.

3. Growth of knowledge: Score based on attendance and participation in CFEH tutorials.

4. Research/evidence based practice: Score based on presentation of research paper at   CFEH journal club.

CFEH will develop a scoring system for components #2,3,4 that incorporates staff involved in the three components. The academic performance (#1) provides a ranking system for all students.

In addition to clinical and academic excellence, the selection criteria will include professional criteria such as punctuality, interaction with patients, staff and other students.

If a student is removed from CFEH clinical rotations, they would be automatically be excluded from receiving the award

Stage 5: Best Performance in the Stage 5 Research Project

Stage Awarded Undergraduate
Sponsor Optometric Vision Research Foundation
Purpose To reward the student with the best performance in Stage 5 Research Project. This addresses academic excellence
Selection Criteria Best performance in OPTM5171 and OPTM5271

Stage 5: Neville Fullthorpe Prize for Best Performance in Stage 5 Clinical Optometry

Stage Awarded Undergraduate
Sponsor Mrs Rainsford
Purpose To reward the student with the best performance in Stage 5 Clinical Optometry. This addresses academic excellence
Selection Criteria Best performance in OPTM5111 and OPTM5211

 The Susan Larter Vision Trust Prize for the Best Performance in Paediatric Optometry

Stage Awarded Undergraduate
Sponsor ACBO
Purpose To reward an undergraduate or postgraduate student with clinical excellence and knowledge of paediatric optometry and vision training
Selection Criteria To reward the student with the best performance in OPTM5131 and OPTM5231 (Children's vision and vision therapy strand) or postgraduate student

Stage 5: The Leonard Fine/Luxottica Prize for the Best Performance in Stage 5 Ocular Therapeutics

Stage Awarded Undergraduate
Sponsor Luxottica
Purpose To reward the student with the best performance in Stage 5 Ocular Therapeutics. This addresses academic excellence
Selection Criteria Best performance in OPTM5151 and OPTM5251

Stage 5: ACBO Prize for the best Overall Performance throughout the Bachelor of Optometry/Bachelor of Science Program in Binocular and Children's Vision

Stage Awarded Undergraduate
Sponsor ACBO
Purpose To reward an undergraduate the best performance in the Stage 5 in Binocular and Children's Vision. This addresses academic excellence
Selection Criteria Best performance in OPTM5131 and OPTM5231

Stage 5: The Best Performance in the Bachelor of Optometry/Bachelor of Science Program

Stage Awarded Undergraduate
Sponsor SpecSavers
Purpose To reward the student with the best performance in the Bachelor of Optometry/Bachelor of Science Program. This addresses academic excellence.
Selection Criteria Student with the best overall WAM