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Safeguarding Children - eLearning

All health professionals have a key role to play in safe guarding children and young people. Section 11 of the Children Act places a statutory duty on key people and bodies to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of those they come into contact with.

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Learning Disabilities

LOCSU and WOPEC have launched a distance learning course designed to increase the eye care professional's ability to deliver an effective service to people with learning disabilities.

The course has been designed by Dr Margaret Woodhouse, Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University and renowned expert in the eye care needs of children and adults with disabilities.

As well as being suitable for optometrists, specific editions of the training module have been especially designed for dispensing opticians and optical assistants.  Each hour of lecture/video learning will be assessed using 12 multiple-choice questions. The training is accredited for CET points.

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PEARS

A training programme based on training already provided for optometrists in Wales. The package comprises seven lectures and associated questions on CD Rom and is worth a total of 14 CET points. The lectures concentrate on the common eye conditions that present to optometrists providing PEARS and they use a symptoms, signs and management approach to each eye condition.

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Cataract Referral Refinement & Post-operative Follow Up Distance Learning Programme

Optometrists wishing to refresh their clinical knowledge will be able to do so by using a new training model developed by Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) and Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC)

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Glaucoma Referral Refinement & OHT Monitoring

IOP/Referral Refinement - Level 1

A WOPEC training and accreditation programme to support the LOCSU Level 1 a&b (IOP and Visual Field Refinement) enhanced service pathway. The package consists of distance learning lectures on CD Rom, and a short video.

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Low Vision

A new training and accreditation package for low vision has been developed by LOCSU in conjunction with WOPEC (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre).

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Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 10:42  

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