Either ORT6001 or ORT6011 and either ORT6002 or ORT6022
Aims/Description: This module will facilitate advanced practice in the area of prescription only and non-prescription exemption listed medicines for Orthoptists, by enhancing knowledge of the pharmacokinetics and actions of these specific medicines. It will advance learning and understanding of the different non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches to modifying disease and inform practitioners of the potential for adverse effects and how to minimise them. Students will be enabled to apply the principles of evidence-based practice including clinical and cost-effectiveness. These areas of advanced knowledge and understanding will enable Orthoptists who are registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council, to become registered as qualified to use exemptions to sell, supply and administer specific listed medicines for any condition within their scope of practice.
Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students on OPHT01 or as Stand-alone module by qualified Orthoptists / eye-care practitioners. Must have access to a clinic in which they can see another professional supply and administer at least one of the exemptions listed medicines....
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