The emphasis of the Principles of Prescribing online 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 over 15 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 the legal and regulatory framework provided by the Opticians Act and relevant medicines legislation.
Who is it for?
The course is for GOC-registered optometrists wishing to become Independent Prescribers. Students are required to complete this module and also OVM050- Principles of Therapeutics and OVM053-Independent prescribing.
Online Launch Date:
Mar: Monday 11 March 2024
(Module will go live on Moodle only)
Online Synchronous Teaching Dates:
Mar: Wednesday 27 March 2024
Apr: Wednesday 10 April 2024
May: Wednesday 8 May 2024
Jun: Wednesday 5 June 2024
(Please note this assessment will be in-person at our City Sight Eye Clinic)
Jul: Wednesday 3 July 2024
As the course uses online learning, it can be completed alongside full time working. Attendance is required for the assessment day.