Professional development is an essential part of an optometrist's career path and can be a valuable networking opportunity. Moorfields Education optometry education is a leading provider of intensive clinical courses in optometry related practice, procedures and techniques. Our courses are taught by leading ophthalmologists and specialist optometrists. Our blended learning courses are designed around the needs of professional optometrists that can lead to the College of Optometrists professional qualifications. The College of Optometrists Higher Qualifications micro-credentialled 15 credit modules are delivered through blended learning and are designed to be 85% online to enable you to study in your own time and at your own pace, fitting study around a busy professional life. The courses listed below are for optometrists and for the wider practice team.
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This self-paced online course aims to introduce the learner basic concepts of paediatric ophthalmology, in order to give them confidence when approaching children.
This virtual self-paced course has been specifically designed to take individuals with no experience in ophthalmology or ophthalmic clinical practice to enable them to reach a level that they can productively join a non-medical professional ophthalmic team.
This online course builds on the learning gained in our introductory course ‘Data Science for clinicians: introduction to coding and data visualisation’. The course provides intensive training on R, the most extensively used coding language for data science.
This introductory course in glaucoma aims to provide you with the understanding of the condition as well as the knowledge and skills to evaluate a patient who may have glaucoma. It further aims to provide additional specialist knowledge and skills for monitoring patients with diagnosed ocular hypertension (OHT) and suspect open angle glaucoma (OAG) who have an established management plan. You will require to have an intermediate slit lamp skills. This course is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning that will be carried out 100% online through lectures, forum activities and webinars. This will be supplemented by face to face learning for the practical skills element of the course.
This course follows on from level 1 to further develop your knowledge and skills in the detection, evaluation and management of patients with stable ocular hypertension (OHT) and open angle glaucoma (OAG). You will further develop your skills in detecting change in clinical status and decision making in patients at risk of developing glaucoma. The course is centred around critical evaluation of the evidence base and clinical decision making. This course is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning that will be carried out 100% online through lectures, forum activities and webinars. This will be supplemented by face to face learning for the practical skills element of the course.
This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to provide non-surgical management of patients with established open angle glaucoma (OAG) and other cases of glaucoma e.g. treated angle closure, pseudo exfoliative glaucoma. It is also builds on critical appraisal of evidence and application to clinical decision making. This course is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning that will be carried out 100% online through lectures, forum activities and webinars.
This self-paced online course introduces clinicians to data science and provides them with an overview of data science in a clinical context, along with basic skills to handle data. The course gives a broad insight into data science and its application on real data, including artificial intelligence.
This course is designed to build up from Medical Retina level 1 (The College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Medical Retina) to further develop skills in screening, diagnosing and managing a variety of medical retina conditions. It is the taught part of the College of Optometrists Professional Higher Certificate in Medical Retina where a clinical placement is required. It is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning which will be carried out 85% virtually and supplemented by face to face component.
This course aims to provide the knowledge of common medical retina conditions and includes topics covering screening, referral and possible treatment pathways, with an emphasis on optical coherence tomography (OCT) interpretation and diabetic retinopathy grading. It also aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to make accurate and appropriate referral decisions for patients with medical retina conditions and prepares you to commence working under supervision in medical retina new patient triage clinics, AMD treatment-retreatment clinics and to work in photography based diabetic retinopathy screening services. This course is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning. It is delivered online and supplemented by face to face component.
This highly sought after course is aimed at clinicians working in an ophthalmic or medical retina setting, focusing on the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic oedema.
This one day in-person course is designed to improve clinical practice and knowledge by highlighting new ways of working within this specialty. It discusses the management of various oculoplastic conditions and the role of Nurses and other Allied Health Professionals in delivering an excellent service..