The first day of this Clinical Management Guidelines course is delivered online using our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), called Moodle, and focuses on background materials - allowing you to study in your own time and as needed.
This flexible approach also reduces time away from your practice. The remainder of the course is two days of face-to-face learning in lectures, tutorials and discussions within small groups using hypothetical clinical cases. Following this, the course continues with two weeks of online discussion, which takes the form of case studies.
Assessment will consist of two written exams and one online discussion. Questions will test your critical thinking and evaluative understanding, clinical recognition skills, ability to differentially diagnose and your application of knowledge. The assessment will consist of:
- 35 MCQs (1 hour) (based on all aspects of the course)
- 5 PMCS (1 hour) (which test your ability to analyse clinical results and manage patients appropriately)
- Online discussion (based on a specific question or scenario and will require a critical approach. You will be involved in discussions with class colleagues and with the course leader)
The module can be completed as CPD or as part of the MSc in Clinical Optometry.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.