Vision screening in school age children Short Courses
This program is designed to provide nurses and health visitor’s sufficient theoretical and practical information to enable them to deliver a consistent up to date vision screening program in school aged children between the ages of 4-5 years old.
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Miriam Conway is an orthoptist who joined City, University of London in 2007. She previously worked at as a lecturer and researcher at Aston University and as an orthoptist at a number of hospitals in the West Midlands.
Miriam studied at Liverpool University where she obtained her degree in Orthoptics. After qualifying she worked at a number of hospitals in the West Midlands first as an orthoptist, then senior orthoptist and finally a specialist advanced orthoptist. In 2000 she started studying for her PhD in Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics at Aston University. After gaining her PhD she worked as both a visiting lecturer and research fellow at Aston University. In 2007 Miriam moved to City where she worked initially as a research fellow and then as a lecturer. Her main area of research has been investigation of ocular side effects attributed to anticonvulsant drugs, ocular blood flow associated with ocular and systemic disease, visual impairment and binocular vision.
Nurses, Health visitors
What will I learn?
- Anatomy and physiology of the eye
- Normal visual development
- The role of a vision screener
- The Hall report
- Rational for visual screening
- Methods for testing vision/visual-acuity
- Health and safety