Duration: Duration times vary. Use the contact details below to enquire about this.
Location: This is a distance learning course, delivered by e-learning. Access to course materials will be given by Aston University after the registration procedure has been completed.
Fee: £1000 (2016) £1100 (2017) per delegate
Entry requirements: None
How to apply:Please complete an online application for for the month that you wish to be considered for:
Deadline to apply: 31st January for the March intake, and 31st August for the October intake
This module will cover best practice for glaucoma detection, investigation and monitoring methodologies used in both Optometry and Ophthalmology service. While discussing all of the treatment options, emphasis is placed upon the advanced optometric management of this group of disorders. Moreover, differential diagnosis of optic disc cupping will also be covered.
Principles of screening for glaucoma will be covered and their significance discussed in terms of standard diagnostic techniques; perimetry, intraocular pressure measurement and optic nerve head appearance. The limitations of these techniques will be discussed in the context of emerging technologies for the detection and monitoring of glaucoma. At the end of this module, candidates should be able to describe the types of glaucoma, understand their management and be able to select the appropriate diagnostic tests to efficiently diagnose glaucoma whilst understanding their limitations. The level of understanding achieved by candidates should enable them to take an active part in referral refinement and co-management schemes between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists. In some instances, education beyond current optometric practice is introduced in an effort to prepare the candidates for advanced clinical challenges that this group of disorders might show.