Professional Higher Certificate in Glaucoma Certificate

This course is designed for optometrists and other healthcare professionals who hold the Professional Certificate in Glaucoma and wish to further advance their knowledge and clinical practice in glaucoma.

The course aims to prepare clinicians to diagnose ocular hypertension, to make a preliminary diagnosis of chronic open angle glaucoma, and to monitor patients with diagnosed ocular hypertension (on treatment or in the absence of a management plan).

The clinical placement aims to give students the opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt during the taught sessions and to refine their clinical decision making in patients with or at risk of developing glaucoma.

The course is based in the School of Optometry and Vision Science, which has continued to pioneer high-quality new developments in optometric education, and it is recognised both nationally and internationally for the excellence of its courses, graduates and research.

Certificate Award
September Start
Part-time Study Mode
3 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Applicants must be General Optical Council registered optometrists or other registered health professional and hold the College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Glaucoma.

Students enrolling on this course must have arranged a placement in a hospital glaucoma clinic enabling them to gain experience of at least 150 cases. As a minimum guideline, one session per week for 6 months is recommended. This placement may commence any time after the initial practical workshop, though we highly recommend students complete as much of the taught component of the course as possible before commencing the placement. Applicants must provide details of a suitable clinical placement upon application using the form provided in the apply section above.

A limited number of placements are available through a partnership with the MDT Eye Academy at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Please see the flyer for details of how to apply directly for these - MDT Eye Academy Clinical Placements.

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