Investigative Ophthalmic Science

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Key information
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 per delegate  Entry requirements: None How to apply: Please complete an online application form for the month that you wish to be considered for: March 2017 Further information: Tel: 0121 204 3906 or email: optometrycpd@aston.ac.uk

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Requirements: Aims of this module The roles of optometrists and eye care practitioners are expanding; advanced instrumentation is available for the identification and monitoring of ocular disease in both hospital and community settings, whilst some practitioners are active in shared-care/ co-management schemes. Practice-based research is also becoming more common and may require the acquisition of new skills.   The module aims to provide learners with technical knowledge regarding investigative techniques for examination of the anterior and posterior eye. The role of new technologies in...

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Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Birmingham
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Interpretation
IT
Imaging

Course programme

Topics covered include:

Research Skills in ophthalmic science - use of appropriate investigative techniques; robust recording of findings; how to document common measures of visual function; development and use of questionnaires.

Anterior segment assessment and clinical interpretation of findings - Detection and assessment of anterior segment pathology. Including: anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT); confocal microscopy; gonioscopy; Scheimpflug imaging; anterior eye photography methods. 

Posterior segment assessment and clinical interpretation of findings - Detection and assessment of posterior segment pathology. Including: Ocular blood flow (POBF); retinal photography; posterior eye optical coherence tomography (OCT); scanning laser ophthalmoscopy; Optos. 

Electrophysiological assessment and clinical interpretation of findings - Assessment, interpretation and use of electrophysiological investigations in adult and paediatric patients. Including: Electro-oculogram (EOG); electroretinogram (ERG); multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG); visual evoked potentials (VEP); functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); magneto-encephalography (MEG). 

Ocular biometry - Use of biometric techniques and their utilisation in optometry and ophthalmology. Including Partial coherence interferometry (PCI); ophthalmophakometry; structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM).