The emphasis of the Principles of Prescribing course are as follows:
- History-taking and examination techniques
- Clinical management guidelines
- Management of specific ocular conditions
- Evidence-based practice and clinical governance in relation to prescribing
- Prescribing safely and professionally.
The Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences at City, University of London has been providing modular postgraduate training in ocular therapeutics for nearly 25 years. The purpose of this training has been to provide the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to enable optometrists to manage ocular disease within the context of within the context of Independent Prescribing.
Who is it for?
The course is for GOC-registered optometrists wishing to become Independent Prescribers. Students are required to complete this course and also OVM050- Principles of Therapeutics and OVM053-Independent prescribing.
Face-to-face learning: 9th & 10th November 2020
Teaching hours: 09:00 to 18:00
Assessment: 26th January 2021
Resit: 25th August 2021
The course is for GOC-registered optometrists. Optometrists wishing to become Independent Prescribers are required to complete this course and also OVM050 Principles of Therapeutics and OVM053 Independent prescribing. You must have completed OVM050 or be in the process of completing OVM050 prior to taking this course.
The course is also useful to any optometrists wishing to expand their knowledge of eye disease and differential diagnosis. The course is fully accredited for CET points.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
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