Llywodraethu Gofal y Llygaid (PgCert)
- Hyd: 2 flynedd
- Dull astudio: Rhan amser yn dysgu o bell
Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
Pam astudio’r cwrs hwn
The PgCert in Eye Care Governance seeks to provide those involved in the governing of eye care with a qualification that is currently not provided.
The Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Optometry in Eye Care Governance is a 60 credit Level 7 qualification, which seeks to provide those involved in the governing of eye care in the UK with a professional qualification. Whilst we also run highly successful qualifications for those involved in clinical practice, this qualification is aimed at those who undertake clinical governance and advisory roles in the sector.
Starting in September, this course consists of three core modules – leadership skills, evidence-based eye care and audit, and legal aspects of UK optometry – as well as a free choice of 20 credits to allow students to follow their interests and increase their knowledge and understanding of a specific area. The aim of the course is to provide eye care professionals with the skills required to successfully oversee ophthalmic services, with the opportunity to become effective leaders within the sector, and with a comprehensive overview of their legal obligations in optometric practice in the UK.
Several modules are aligned with nationally agreed competency standards – for example, the Low Vision Service Wales and the MECS scheme among others.
Students who have evidence of achieving such standards within the last three years can present this to the Director of the programme for consideration for approved prior learning (APL) accreditation, where module credits would be given to the student in recognition of their prior achievements.
- The opportunity to learn with one of the leading Optometry Schools in Europe, rated excellent for teaching and research.
- The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery.
- The variety of modules on offer.
- The flexibility of open learning.
- The only eye care governance course available in the UK.
Meini prawf derbyn
Students are normally expected to hold either:
- UK/EU Students: BSc (Hons) Optometry, GOC registration or equivalent national qualification.
- Overseas: a) Honours degree in optometry or b) Professional optometric qualification of home country.
- Non UK/EU Students: a) Honours degree in optometry or b) Professional optometric qualification of home country.
Further Education Students: (Direct Entry)
Candidates who have studied at a postgraduate level in clinical optometry elsewhere (such as City or Aston Universities) can be considered for access to the programme at Cardiff University. This will be done via accreditation of prior learning (APL), and candidates must submit documentary evidence to support such an application e.g. through records of achievement documents, portfolios, and clinical records.
English language requirements: Minimum University requirements
Application Deadline: One month before the start of term.
Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.
Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen fisa Haen 4 i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).
You are not required to complete a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check or provide a Certificate of Good Conduct to study this course.
If you are currently subject to any licence condition or monitoring restriction that could affect your ability to successfully complete your studies, you will be required to disclose your criminal record. Conditions include, but are not limited to:
- access to computers or devices that can store images
- use of internet and communication tools/devices
- freedom of movement
- contact with people related to Cardiff University.
Strwythur y cwrs
The majority of the course will be delivered via Learning Central, the University's e-Learning system. You will have access to multimedia lecture presentations, supporting resources and discussions led by course tutors. On many of the modules leading educators in the field also provide practical skills workshops and tutorials. Formative and summative assessment is via online multiple choice questions, submitted written coursework and assignments (including group wikis and blogs) plus practical exams where appropriate.
Three of the modules are compulsory, and the further twenty credits can be taken from the wide variety available.
Some modules have pre-requisite partner modules.
Modules start at varying points throughout the year and the PGT team can advise students on the best order in which to study them according to personal circumstances.
The remaining 20 credits can be made up of any of our other modules.
Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020.
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.
Dysgu ac asesu
Sut y caf fy addysgu?
Modules may differ, but you can expect to be taught online (via lectures and webinars), and by attending workshops for clinical modules.
Lectures are supported by the appropriate references and resources, and accompanied by assessment exercises. Participation in moderated online discussions is a feature in almost all modules. Practical workshops for skills training will be held at locations convenient to either the module content or the student cohort enrolled at that time, and instructed by educational leaders in that discipline.
Sut y caf fy asesu?
The assessment activities have been specifically designed to facilitate participants’ learning and achievement. All assessment elements are compulsory.
Assessment varies across the modules, but includes:
- Written reports
- Coursework assessment
- Multiple choice questions (MCQ)
- Practical examinations
- Key Features Scenarios (used in medical education to test clinical reasoning, problem-solving ability and the ability to apply given knowledge)
- OSCE's – Objective Structured Clinical Examinations
- Group wikis
Feedback from assessments will be provided in written format for written reports and coursework, and written and/or oral for practical examinations and presentations. Scientific discussion via online forums will be moderated by module leaders, allowing them immediate input and opportunity to offer feedback. Students will need to pass each individual component in order to pass the module.
Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?
At the beginning of your course there is a compulsory online induction module.
This will help you find your way around Learning Central and it will also provide general information including about the personal tutor system, and how our administration and IT teams will support you.
At the start of each semester you will be advised of who your Module Leader is. At the beginning of each year a Chair of the Student Panel will be appointed and this will be communicated to all students.
Throughout the course Administration Staff, Module Leaders and Tutors, and Personal Tutors are available via email. The Student Support Service at Cardiff University is able to help with many diverse issues should you feel unable to approach staff in the Optometry department.
Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?
By fully engaging in this course, you should be able to:
- Critically evaluate knowledge at the forefront of a range of disciplines within optometry.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge in your chosen specialist field.
- Understand the need for evidence-based practice in optometry.
- Search for appropriate evidence within the field to support your professional development.
- Appreciate the role for optometrists in provision of enhanced services in the community.
You should also be able to practise and develop the following skills:
- The ability to search for appropriate information to support their learning.
- The ability to critically evaluate such information.
- Experimental design.
- Data collection and analysis.
- Clinical decision making with management of glaucoma patients.
- Higher levels of professional skill and knowledge.
- Working in peer groups as part of a mentoring system for students in hospital placements.
- Independent learning skills
- Time management
- Project management
- Problem solving
- Communication and presentation skills.
Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)
Caiff ffioedd eu hanfonebu fesul modiwl. Fel arfer, caiff anfonebau eu rhyddhau yn fuan ar ôl cofrestru ar gyfer yr holl fodiwlau y byddwch yn eu hastudio. I gael rhagor o wybodaeth, ewch i’n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu.
Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)
Caiff ffioedd eu hanfonebu fesul modiwl. Fel arfer, caiff anfonebau eu rhyddhau yn fuan ar ôl cofrestru ar gyfer pob modiwl unigol. I gael rhagor o wybodaeth ewch i’n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu.
A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?
No specific equipment is needed, although, as the majority of your studies take place online, you will need a reliable computer with a good internet connection.
The aim of the course is to provide eye care professionals with the skills required to successfully oversee ophthalmic services, with the opportunity to become effective leaders within the sector, and with a comprehensive overview of their legal obligations in optometric practice in the UK.