This low-vision course is taught by experienced low-vision practitioners, and is a mix of blended learning and two days of face-to-face teaching. Participants will receive all the online reading and course materials approximately four weeks before the course. The two teaching days are run back-to-back.
Assessment takes place approximately eight weeks later after the two-day course.
The assessment consists of a multiple-choice question paper, a practical skills assessment (OSCE) and a 2,000-word written assignment.
The pass mark for all assessments is 50%. The multiple-choice question paper accounts for 30% of your overall mark, the OSCE accounts for 50% of your overall mark and the written assignment accounts for 20% of your overall mark.
This is a professional and an academic qualification. On successful completion of this course you will receive 15 postgraduate credits, which count towards an MSc in Clinical Optometry. You will also receive a College of Optometrists accredited professional certificate in low vision and CET points.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.