Full course description
27 February to 28 April 2023
Online self-paced & learn with others
(asynchronous & synchronous)
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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?
For lifelong learning, 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
- Refractive error development
- Epidemiology of 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.