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Advanced Ophthalmic Examination CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

Module outline and aims

The purpose of this module is to extend student or current practitioner knowledge and skills in ophthalmic assessment using techniques that are familiar and unfamiliar to (so that participants can be from nursing or orthoptist)practice, and taking into account the available evidence base for these techniques.
The aim of this module will be to facilitate practitioners’ expanding role in ophthalmic settings. It will build on existing skills and knowledge. Central themes of this module will be decision-making and implementing and evaluating patient needs.

Content outline

This module will include on-line material as well as face-to-face tutorials and workshops on a range of topics including:

Evidenced Based Practice
Contrast sensitivity
Measurement of visual function
Retinal structure

Module dates

Term 3

Jun: Monday 22 , 23, and 24 June

Written Exam: Wednesday 16th September 2020

Please note: Places on this module are confirmed on a first come first serve basis.



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • You should normally be a UK registered optometrist satisfying all legal requirements to be eligible to practise in the UK
  • You should also be registered with the General Optical Council
  • Overseas optometrists/ Medical Practitioners will be accepted on an ad hoc basis providing your undergraduate syllabus and clinical responsibilities are similar to those of a UK optometrist/Medical Practitioner.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0