Full course description
6 - 31 March 2023
(4 week block)
Online self-paced & learn with others
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What are the course learning outcomes?
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe normal ocular surface anatomy and how it changes in dry eye disease.
- Identify the clinical signs of dry eye disease to detect and sub-type dry eye disease.
- Differentially diagnose dry eye disease from other conditions.
- Identify key risk factors for dry eye disease.
- Create a record-keeping system to enable a smooth work-flow for diagnosis and management.
- Develop communication skills necessary for management of patients with dry eye disease.
- Devise short and long-term management plans for dry eye disease.
- Formulate co-management of dry eye disease with other health professionals.
- List the factors for staying abreast with the changes in the field and critically appraise any introductions to the field of dry eye disease.
What core topics are offered?
The following topics are offered in the course for developing and increasing your knowledge, understanding and skills in diagnosing and managing dry eye disease, and appraising new introductions to the field.
- The Ocular surface and tear film
- Dry eye disease definition
- Dry eye disease sub-typing and differential diagnosis
- Epidemiology of dry eye disease Risk factors, including iatrogenic factors
- Diagnostic algorithm and clinical tools to aid with the process
- Management algorith – both therapeutic and non-therapeutic
- Working with other health care professionals for the management of dry eye disease
- Interpreting the evidence: staying abreast of updates in the field, and critically appraising the evidence
- Communication skills for the dry eye clinician.
Who is this course suited to?
Eye health care clinicians and clinician-scientists with an interest in diagnosing, managing or research dry eye disease.
Online Synchronous Sessions
What are the course credentials?
This course is worth 3 UNSW Medicine & Health Executive Certificate in Health (FMECH) points, which provides formal recognition of professional development and reflects 30 hours of learning inclusive of pre-work, course participation, learning materials and support. Upon course completion, you will be issued with a UNSW Medicine & Health verifiable credential.
The credential is valid for 3 years and may be counted towards your continuing professional development (CPD). Please check with your college as the credential provides documentary evidence which may substantiate activities claimed under your college program.
Can I use my credit towards further study?
There is an optional assessment associated with this course. All participants will be issued with 3 FMECH points upon completion of the course, it is essential to complete the optional assessment if you wish to apply to use the points towards credit for a UNSW postgraduate program in the future.
Price is inclusive of 30 hours of learning, digital badging, online credential learning resources, evidence-based research, practical tools and techniques, support and course completion assessment.
^15% discount for UNSW Alumni and UNSW Network, Affiliates, Staff, Students, Adjuncts, and Partners.
Additional discount available for AMA NSW members! To collect your additional discount, please insert "AMA NSW Discount" in the email subject and ask the Short Course Team.
Other short courses
You may also like to join these UNSW Medicine & Health short courses for attaining 6 UOC:
- Evidence-Based Myopia Management
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Also try this upcoming Change Management short course.
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