Modules

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The postgraduate team have developed more than 20 modules designed especially to support eye care professionals in their work.

Each module is delivered over a period of ten weeks with a mix of online teaching material, discussion forums and assessment. The majority of this will be delivered via our e-learning system.

Many modules will also incorporate practical workshops and tutorials. The availability of modules varies according to the academic timetable.

There are two semesters in each academic year:

  • Semester 1 (Autumn semester) - Runs from September to February
  • Semester 2 (Spring semester) - Runs from March to June
Available modules

Please visit the relevant module page to find out when the module is due to run next. The Postgraduate Taught team can also recommend combinations of modules to support personal and professional development in key areas of clinical and optometric practice.

OPT001: Low Vision 1 - Theory

Aimed at providing eye care practitioners with the comprehensive theoretical knowledge to prepare them to provide a high standard of low vision service in the primary care setting.

OPT002: Low Vision 2 - Practical

Provides eye care practitioners with the practical training to provide a high standard of low vision care for people with visual impairment.

OPT030: Low Vision - Advanced

Aimed at providing eye care practitioners with the knowledge to provide a high standard of advanced low vision care.

OPT004: Acute Eye Care 1

Provides postgraduate optometrists with the knowledge and skills to provide a high standard of eye care to patients presenting with acute eye conditions in optometric practice.

OPT005: Acute Eye Care 2

This module provides postgraduate optometrists with the opportunity to enhance their skills in acute eye care practice to an advanced level.

OPT006: Paediatric Optometry

This module provides postgraduate students with the knowledge and skills to provide a high standard of eye care to children. It considers the normal development of children and the impact of poor vision on that development.

OPT007: Eye Care for People with Learning Disabilities

This module provides postgraduate eye care professionals with the knowledge and practical skills to provide a high standard of eye care to adults and children with learning disability.

OPT008: Study and Research Skills 1

This module provides postgraduate students with the appreciation of their own learning style and will explain the problems of distance learning and how to be effective in managing independent studies.

OPT009: Glaucoma Foundation

This module is designed to provide postgraduate optometrists with the background knowledge and understanding about the pathogenesis and detection of glaucoma at an advanced level.

OPT010: Glaucoma 1

This module builds on from the OPT009 – Glaucoma Foundation to facilitate knowledge, understanding and training in corneal pachymetry plus further experience in visual field and disc evaluation.

OPT031: Glaucoma 2

This module builds on from OPT010 – Glaucoma 1, to provide training in the auxiliary techniques that are used to monitor and diagnose ocular hypertension (OHT) and suspect glaucoma.

OPT032: Glaucoma 3 (Advanced)

This module builds on from OPT009, OPT010 and OPT011, and is the final module in the series. It aims to prepare optometrists to provide, either in the community or in hospital-based schemes, a comprehensive glaucoma service including the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients, who have, glaucoma or ocular hypertension (OHT). 

OPT013: Legal Aspects of UK Optometry

This module will provide eye care professionals with a comprehensive review of the legal obligations in optometric practice in the UK.

OPT014: Management of Tear Film Disorders

This module aims to provide eye care professionals with the opportunity to enhance their skills in the assessment and management of tear film disorders in their practice, at an advanced level.

OPT016: Evidence-based Eye Care and Clinical Audit

This module will provide the skills to enable practitioners to do a clinical audit in optometric practice including planning, implementing and reporting an audit.

OPT018: Primary Care Update - Theory

This module provides postgraduate optometrists with the opportunity to update theoretical knowledge in good, current UK optometric practice.

OPT019: Primary Care Update - Practical

This module provides postgraduate optometrists with the practical training to update their clinical skills in line with modern, evidence-based optometry.

OPT020: Clinical Teaching for Optometrists

This module is for optometrists who are currently engaged in clinical teaching or supervision of optometrists at undergraduate or postgraduate level including pre-registration and specialist level.

OPT021: Leadership Skills for Optical Professionals

This module provides optical professionals with the opportunity to become an effective leader at both local and regional levels within the optical sector.

OPT024: Ophthalmic Public Health

This module aims to provide optometrists with the basic knowledge and skills required in participating in eye health programmes which aim to reduce the burden of blindness and sight loss.

OPT025: Medical Retina

This course will enable optometrists to refresh and enhance their knowledge and clinical skills in the area of medical retina.

OPT026: Cataract and Refractive Surgery

This module aims to provide optometrists with detailed insight into all aspects of cataract and refractive surgery.

OPT027: Anterior Segment - Clinical Examination and Management

This module aims to provide optometrists with detailed insight into anterior segment examination, imaging, diagnosis and management.

OPT033: Paediatric Optometry - Practical

This module provides eye care practitioners with the practical training to provide a high standard of paediatric eye care to children of all ages. It builds on core competence of all optometrists, with a requirement for higher level of practical ability and self-evaluation of skills and practice. OPT006 is a prerequisite for enrollment on this module.