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Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care 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

The module provides advanced and specialised theoretical background knowledge and practical skills for paediatric visual problems and their management. The module is accredited by the College of Optometrists at Professional Certificate level.

The module will feature the following:

  • Examination of children
  • Comprehensive lecture notes and access to web-based virtual learning environment
  • Lectures and training delivered by leading Ophthalmologists,Optometrists and Orthoptists in the field.

Module dates

Term three

APR: Online Launch Date: 28 April 2019
MAY: Face-to-Face Dates: Tuesday 28 May, 29 May and 30 May 2019
EXAM: Weds 28th August 2019



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 will be accepted on an ad-hoc basis providing your undergraduate syllabus and clinical responsibilities are similar to those of a UK optometrist.

English requirements

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

  • IELTS: 7.0

Module leaders

  • Dr Miriam Conway

    Miriam is an orthoptist who joined City University London in 2007. She previously worked at as a lecturer and researcher at Aston University and as an orthoptist at a number of hospitals in the West Midlands.

    Miriam studied at Liverpool University where she obtained her degree in Orthoptics. After qualifying ...

  • Dr Simon Grant

    Simon Grant is a visual neuroscientist specializing in binocular functions and their contributions to human action control. He joined City University London in 2000 having previously worked as a lecturer at Imperial College and Charing Cross & Westminster Medical Schools in London.

    He has a BSc in Human Biology and ...