Critical Thinking in Ophthalmic Practice  CPD

Course Information

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Course Content

Module outline and aims

The purpose of this module is to:

Extend the ophthalmic practitioner’s critical thinking skills as applied to ophthalmic practice. .

Increase the ophthalmic practitioner’s awareness of the need for critical thinking as a basis for clinical decision-making.

Content outline

This module will include on-line discussions as well as face-to-face discussions and tutorials on a range of topics including:

  • The concept of critical thinking
  • The role of critical thinking in eye care
  • Links between critical thinking, evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making in ophthalmic practice
  • Strategies for critical thinking
  • Barriers to critical thinking, and overcoming these in practice


On-Line Launch Date: 18th September 2017
Face-to-Face Sessions: 16th - 17th October 2017
Exam Date: 13th December 2017


Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • You should normally be a UK registered optometrist satisfying all legal requirements to be eligible to practise in the UK
  • You should also be registered with the General Optical Council
  • Overseas optometrists/ Medical Practitioners will be accepted on an ad hoc basis providing your undergraduate syllabus and clinical responsibilities are similar to those of a UK optometrist/Medical Practitioner.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Application Deadline: