Professional Training and Development

LEARNING MODULES

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PROFESSIONAL MODULE: AUGUST 2016

Eye examination and communication techniques specific to the elderly

By Chris Steele BSc(Hons), FCOptom, DCLP, DipOC, DipTp(IP), FBCLA

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CET code and points: C-51936:  1 interactive or C-51937: 1 non-interactive. Expiry: 31 December 2018.

Audience and competencies: Optometrist and dispensing optician - Standards of practice and ocular examination

 

CET compliance: GOC standards require practitioners to reflect on how to apply their learning to practice.

The learning objectives of this unit of learning are:

  • Practitioners will have an understanding of the different examination techniques required to examine the fundus of older patients.
  • Practitioners will have enhanced understanding of age-related conditions which may require adaptation to the routine eye examination and patient communication

PROFESSIONAL MODULE: SEPTEMBER 2016

Communication skills - Building trust and empathy

By Dr Sukhwant Bal PHD

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CET code and points: No CET accreditation

Audience: All professional practitioner groups

PROFESSIONAL MODULE: OCTOBER 2016

Introduction to diabetes

By Dr Ketan MBBS MSc MD MS FRCP

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CET code and points: C-52854:  1 interactive or C-52852: 1 non-interactive. Expiry: 31 December 2018.

Audience and competencies: Optometrist - Communication and ocular disease. Dispensing optician - Communication and ocular abnormalities

 

CET compliance: GOC standards require practitioners to reflect on how to apply their learning to practice.

The learning objectives of this unit of learning are:

  • Practitioners will have enhanced understanding of the aetiology, risk factors (including modifiable factors), complications and treatment of diabetes allowing them to communicate these and advise patients more effectively
  • Dispensing opticians will have enhanced understanding of the treatment of diabetes and advice to patients regarding treatment and modifiable risk factors
  • Optometrists will have enhanced understanding of the risk factors of diabetic retinopathy

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