Insight into Disease

Course code ORT6002
30 credits

Key dates

Start date: 4 March 2020

End date: 29 July 2020

Aim

To gain knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms by which particular diseases affect ocular motility and visual function.  


Overview of content:

1.   The effect of ageing on the visual system
2.   Tumours
3.   Infectious Disease
4.   Vascular disease
5.   Human immunodeficiency disease
6.   Myasthenia Gravis
7.   Diabetes
8.   Multiple sclerosis
9.   Child abuse and the eye
10. Graves' Orbitopathy


Who can study this module

This module is available to anybody with a relevant qualification in the eye care profession. Currently we have Low Vision nurses, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists studying with us. 


Awards

If you study any two standalone modules from the Division of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, these would be combined to enable the award of a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits). Any four standalone modules would enable the award of a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) as long as the credits are gained within a five year time span.

You will receive a certificate of completion once you have successfully completed the module.


How to apply for the module

Please visit our how to apply page.