Aims/Description: This unit is delivered by Distance Learning with an Introductory day. It aims to give the qualified practitioner the knowledge to expand into the field of low vision assessment and management; also exploring local and national services and policies. It includes the optics of, and types of, low vision aids, and their method of use. The many factors relevant to reduced visual acuity, such as lighting, glare and contrast are explored along with pathology. Relevant literature will inform the unit and the students will be required to critically analyse and synthesise evidence pertaining to the subject as they complete unit exercises throughout. The student will be working in low vision clinics and will be required to provide evidence of reflection on patients seen as part of the assessment. The remaining assessments will be through an assignment and a practical examination.
Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students on MMedSci (Vision and Strabismus) OPHT01 (Part-time DL). Option to ORT6002 (Insight into Disease). Alternatively, may be studied as stand-alone module by qualified Orthoptists.Observation of at least one clinical ses...
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