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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 distinctive features of the course include:

  • 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
Hyd18 mis
CymhwysterPgCert
FfurfPart-Time - Distance Learning
AchrediadauGeneral Optical Council (GOC)
CysylltuGofyn cwestiwn

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)

English language requirements: Minimum University requirements

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.

Credits accumulated in this course can be used in the future for further study towards Masters-level qualifications.

The programme will be held over 1 year and 6 months, with typically 20 credits being studied each semester. The academic semesters are defined by the entry points for the postgraduate taught programmes:

  • September
  • March

An Examining Board will be held at the end of each semester to confirm results and allow progression from one module to another where the former is pre-requisite, as appropriate. The course takes a minimum of three semesters to complete.

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.

Blwyddyn un

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

Blwyddyn dau

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Independent PrescribingOPT03620 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 skills workshops and face to face case 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 an induction day in person, held at 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.

FEEDBACK

Your student handbook will contain information on how assessments will occur and feedback will be delivered. Feedback will be supportive and constructive at all times.

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.
Students on this programme will be provided with an assessment guide which includes marking outlines. For case based learning, you can take self-directed formative assessment prior to taking the marked elements.

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?

 This programme will:

  • Encourage initiative, self-reliance, independent learning and commitment to scholarship of the highest quality

  • Develop an appreciation that learning is a lifelong activity

  • Enhance your powers of inquiry, critical analysis and logical thinking

  • Enhance core skills in computer literacy, problem solving and communication

  • Further develop good communication skills

  • Further develop professionalism towards colleagues and patients

  • Exercise problem solving and IT skills

  • Access and utilise information from a variety of resources

Gwybodaeth arall

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 and 6 months (3 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.

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.