This module is a supervised course of learning to address one of the key risk areas for dispensing optician and contact lens optician practice. The module consists of a package of text-based learning materials for reference and further online research into the topic. The objective is to reproduce as far as possible the experience of a live discussion workshop, by providing personalised tutor responses to written work by the participant. The participant will work through the learning materials which also provide self-assessment activities.
This module is approved for 5 CET points, four of which are interactive.
The interactive element comprises four cases of abnormal ocular conditions for discussion with a tutor, accessed online. The cases, accompanied by pictures, will also include where relevant, a statement of significant symptoms. The dispensing optician will explore the differential diagnosis, management/treatment, further tests by the optometrist or dispensing optician which would support diagnosis, referral options for dispensing opticians, progression/recurrence and advice to the patient.
Each element will take 2 – 3 hours to explore the resources fully and complete the assessment.
The module is particularly suitable for those restoring to the GOC register.