From time to time, every eye care practitioner will encounter patients who suffer from irreversible vision loss. With an increasing ageing population, these numbers are set to rise and many more eye care practitioners will need to enhance their knowledge and understanding of optometric and general issues relating to the needs of visually impaired people in order to serve the community effectively.
This course enhances your knowledge of low-vision assessment and management, including the latest assistive technologies relevant to visual impairment.
Who is it for?
This course is for qualified optometrists who want to specialise in visual impairment.
Online Launch Date:
Apr: Tuesday 4 April 2023
(Module will go live on Moodle only)
- Tuesday 9 May 2023
(hybrid: students may choose to attend this session online or face to face)
- Wednesday 10 May 2023
(face to face workshop)
Assessment Date (at City Sight Eye Clinic):
OSCE & Written Exam - Wednesday 5 July 2023
By specialising in visual impairment, you will expand your current scope of practice to include working in a hospital setting.
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.
Find a list of degrees this module can contribute towards:
MSc Clinical Optometry - Master's degree