Full course description
6 February 2023
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:
- Identify key risk factors for myopia development or progression.
- Describe benefits and limitations of current optical, pharmacological and behavioural interventions for progressive myopia.
- Apply specialised ophthalmic technologies and methodologies necessary for appropriate management of progressive myopia.
- Demonstrate knowledge to be able to competently design, develop and revise a management plan for progressive myopia involving optical, pharmacological or behavioural interventions.
- Communicate in an ethical and knowledgeable manner with patients and their parents and/or guardians of the management of their progressive myopia.
What core topics are offered?
The following topics are offered in the course for developing and increasing your knowledge, understanding and skills in traditional and agile project management within healthcare.
- Introduction to myopia
- Risk factors for myopia
- Monitoring myopia progression
- Spectacles for myopia control
- Soft contact lenses for myopia control
- Orthokeratology for myopia control
- Atropine and other pharmacological interventions for myopia control
- Behavioural modifications for myopia management
- Clinical considerations for myopia management (UNSW and AOC)
Who is this course suited to?
This short course is for eye health care clinicians with an interest in diagnosing and managing progressive myopia in Australia and overseas.
Online Synchronous Sessions
Online self-paced learning throughout the course at anywhere, anytime.
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?
You can partake another short course with FMECH points to achieve a total 150 hours of study. Once you have achieved a total of 15 points, reflecting 150 hours of study, you can use the 15 points to apply for recognition of prior learning for 6 units of credit (6 UOC) towards a postgraduate program within UNSW Medicine & Health. It is essential to complete the assessment if you wish to apply to use the points towards credit for a UNSW postgraduate program in the future.
Price is inclusive of 37.5 hours of learning, support and mentoring, digital badging, online credential learning resources, evidence-based research, practical tools and techniques, and course completion assessment.