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Professional Certificate in Glaucoma CPPD

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Course overview

This module aims to provide you with:

  • The specialised and advanced theoretical and practical base necessary to become a member of a glaucoma shared care/co-management scheme.

The Professional Certificate in Glaucoma is the first level of award on the path to the Higher Certificate and Diploma in Glaucoma awarded by the College of Optometrists.

Find more information on accreditation for modules that are part of the College of Optometrists' Professional/Higher qualifications.

Module dates

Term 3:

MAR: Online launch date: Friday 15 March 2019

APR: Monday - Thursday 15-18 April  2019 (Lectures/Face-to-face sessions)

Exam: ATTENDANCE REQUIRED (approx. 09.00 – 18:00): Tuesday - Wednesday 2-3 July 2019



Prerequisite knowledge

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

BSc (Hons) in Optometry or overseas equivalent. Registered ophthlamic nurses and orthopists are also able to enrol, provided they meet the relevant clinical experience criteria.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications 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.

Module leaders

  • Dr Peter Campbell

    Peter has over 16 years of experience in community practice and in a hospital setting. He worked as a research optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital/Institute of Ophthalmology on the MRC 5FU trabeculectomy trial from 1999-2003. For his Professional Doctorate at London South Bank University and the Institute of Optometry, he assessed ...

  • Dr Tamsin Callaghan

    Tamsin has over 15 years of experience in Optometry and is a qualified Dispensing Optician and Optometrist.

    For her PhD Tamsin looked at into the role of a lack of oxygen in the development of Age-related Macular Degeneration, and if a lack of oxygen was responsible for the changes seen ...

  • Professor David Crabb

    David Crabb is Professor of Statistics and Vision Research and he joined City University London in 2005. David gained degrees in Mathematics and Statistics at Oxford and Sheffield before completing a PhD in Visual Science in 1996. Following a post-doctoral position at University College London and a lectureship in Nottingham, he ...