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

Stage 5: The Susan Larter Vision Trust Prize for the Best Performance in Stage 5 in Paediatric Optometry

Stage Awarded Undergraduate
Sponsor ACBO
Purpose To reward the student with the best performance in Stage 5 Specialty Clinic, encompassing contact lenses, paediatrics, low vision, colour vision and vision training. This addresses academic excellence.
Selection Criteria Best performance in OPTM5131 and OPTM5231

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

Stage Awarded Undergraduate
Sponsor Luxxotica
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: 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