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Rhagnodi Therapiwtig ar gyfer Optometryddion (PgCert)

Bydd y cwrs yn cynnig addysg eang i optometryddion ym maes ymarfer rhoi meddyginiaeth ar bresgripsiwn. Bydd yn rhoi’r wybodaeth a’r sgiliau sydd eu hangen arnynt i ehangu eu gyrfa a chyfrannu at rolau proffesiynol estynedig yn effeithiol.

The specific aim of the programme is to prepare optometrists to practise as independent prescribers and to meet the standards set by the General Optical Council for entry on to the appropriate specialist therapeutic prescribing register.

The School of Optometry will provide a supportive environment for you to advance your professional and personal development, offering high quality modules relevant to optometry that are informed by research and taught by leaders in the field.

The programme provides a flexible pathway to level 7 qualifications. It will cultivate an understanding of evidence-based practice in eye care and enable you to safely practice at the forefront of your profession to an appropriate level of competence.

Nodweddion unigryw

  • The course meets the standards set by the General Optical Council for entry on to the appropriate specialist therapeutic prescribing register
  • Learn with one of the leading Optometry Schools in the UK, ranked 1st in the Complete University Guide 2018
  • It will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance your career and contribute effectively to extended professional roles
  • The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery

The only ‘Therapeutic Prescribing for Optometrists’ course available in Wales

Ffeithiau allweddol

Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesafMedi 2019
Hyd1 blwyddyn
CymhwysterPgCert
FfurfPart Time Blended Learning
CysylltuGofyn cwestiwn

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).

The Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Prescribing for Optometrists consists of three taught modules of 20 credits each. The modules are taught principally using distance learning: A series of articles (on the diagnosis and management of relevant eye conditions as well as on the principles of medical prescribing), webinars in which cases are discussed and online lectures. Contact days (one session of two days per module) enable clinical hands-on workshops and face to face case discussions.

Upon completion of the third module, a clinical placement is required and the passing of a final exam set by the College of Optometrists for registration for candidates who are aiming for 'Independent Prescriber' registration (IP) with the GOC. For international candidates not wishing to register their qualification in the UK, a clinical placement is not mandatory. In line with other UK courses, the placement is not part of the University provision.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2019/20. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2019.

This modular postgraduate course is designed to enable fully qualified optometrists to gain Independent Prescriber status. The course consists of three modules held over 1 year (2 semesters). Each of the three modules carries 20 postgraduate credits. These credits count towards further postgraduate qualifications such as the Diploma and MSc in Clinical Optometry.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Ocular TherapeuticsOPT03420 credits
Practical PrescribingOPT03520 credits
Independent PrescribingOPT03620 credits
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.

Sut y caf fy addysgu?

Each module offers a variety of teaching and learning methods, making extensive use of the Virtual Learning Environment and online resources. There are online lectures and online articles. Webinars enable remote case discussions. Practical face to face days allow interactive workshops and face to face case-based discussion.

Authors and teachers include optometrists (IP), ophthalmologists, Pharmacologists, GPs, Microbiologists, Ophthalmic & clinical pharmacists. 

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

You can enrol online, but you are required to attend a face to face teaching day in person, held towards the start of the programme. This will provide the opportunity to meet other students on the course as well as the teachers. The student handbook and module catalogue offer some additional guidance.

Throughout the course Module Leaders and Tutors are available via email. They also hold regular online webinars which will allow you to interact with other students and the module leader.

A personal tutor is the first contact for any difficulties, academic or personal. As an alternative, you may contact the Director of the PGT programmes.

The Student Support Service at Cardiff University is able to help with many diverse issues should you feel unable to approach staff in OTOM.

Sut y caf fy asesu?

A range of assessment methods will be used on the programme in order to reflect the high level of decision making skills and knowledge required for advanced clinical care in optometry.
The programme utilises a combination of formative and summative assessment in all modules, where the assessment tasks are aligned with learning outcomes.
You are required to submit case records in every module. You have the opportunity to submit a formative case record to receive detailed feedback prior to submitting your summative report.  Timed, written examinations allow assessment of knowledge and skills. All modules require some participation in online discussions to optimise learning – this is particularly important to draw distance learners together and provide a support peer network, at the same time as improving communication skills.

Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • A knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye and adnexa.
  • A knowledge of the pathophysiology, clinical features and natural course of the conditions being treated.
  • An understanding of the public health issues related to medicines use.
  • An understanding of the legal, ethical and professional framework for accountability and responsibility in relation to prescribing.
  • An understanding of his or her role as an independent prescriber, an awareness of the limitations of his or her experience and an ability to work within the limits of his or her professional competence.

Intellectual Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of the theory and practice relating to the expected occurrence (epidemiology), the underlying disease processes (pathology) and their treatment (therapeutics or surgical intervention) as relevant to abnormal ocular conditions.
  • An ability to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of ocular therapeutic drugs.
  • An ability to critically evaluate sources of information, advice and decision support in prescribing practice, taking into account current evidence based practice.

Professional Practical Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to evaluate the principal signs and symptoms likely to be associated with various types of eye disease and to conduct appropriate ophthalmic investigations.
  • An ability to recognise the presence of ocular abnormalities and eye disease, make a differential diagnosis and make decisions on the appropriate management strategies.
  • An ability to take a comprehensive medical history and examine the eye and adnexa using appropriate instrumentation and clinical techniques.
  • An ability to identify the nature and severity of the presenting condition and to generate an appropriate patient-specific clinical management plan

Transferable/Key Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Further develop good communication skills
  • Further develop professionalism towards colleagues and patients
  • Exercise initiative, self-reliance and time-management skills for their own independent learning
  • Exercise problem solving and IT skills
  • Access and utilise information form a variety of resources
  • Appreciate alternative viewpoints

 

Beth yw deilliannau dysgu’r cwrs/rhaglen?

  • To be able to assess the signs and symptoms of anterior eye disease to make a differential diagnosis and to rank available treatment options and formulate, recommend and defend (by providing evidence of appraisal of the literature) an appropriate management plan.
  • To be able to evaluate the response of anterior eye disease to treatment and choose to revise the diagnosis and management plan, or not, justifying and explaining the choice(s) made.
  • To be able to combine the information from investigations to rank potential treatment options and to formulate, recommend and justify (by providing evidence of appraisal of the literature) an appropriate management plan for patients with ocular hypertension and glaucoma.
  • To be able to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment to lower intra-ocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension and glaucoma and to review the management plan accordingly or not, defending and explaining the choice(s) made
  • To be able to rank potential treatment options and to formulate and review a management plan for people with eye disease, evidencing an understanding of the diverse influences on prescribing decisions including local and national guidance, clinical effectiveness, general health, cost, safety concerns/ side effects and patient choice and explaining and justifying the choices made to patients and colleagues .

The specific aim of the programme is to prepare optometrists to practise as independent prescribers and to meet the standards set by the General Optical Council for entry on to the appropriate specialist therapeutic prescribing register.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2019/20)

Codir tâl am y cwrs hwn ar sail fesul modiwl. Mae rhagor o wybodaeth ar ein tudalennau ar ffioedd dysgu.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2019/20)

Codir tâl am y cwrs hwn ar sail fesul modiwl. Mae rhagor o wybodaeth ar ein tudalennau ar ffioedd dysgu.

A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?

As the majority of the course is delivered online you will need access to a computer with high speed internet access

The University will provide all equipment which is required for the practical day training within the clinic.

Upon completion of the Certificate at Cardiff University, you will need to arrange a clinical placement as required for registration as an 'Independent Prescriber' (IP) with the GOC.

For international candidates not wishing to register their qualification in the UK, a clinical placement is not mandatory.

This placement is not part of the University course.