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Certificate

Specialist Certificate in the Management of Low Vision Patients

      Course overview

      • 6 months part time
      • Online or On Campus
      • Available to domestic and international students.

      Overview

      Please note: Availability of the Specialist Certificate in the Management of Low Vision Patients course in 2019 is subject to interest and may not run until 2020.

      The Specialist Certificate in the Management of Low Vision Patients is offered by the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Topics covered within this course include:

      • The epidemiology and geographic distribution of blindness
      • The roles and methods within the rehabilitative team for the support and rehabilitation of the visually disabled
      • The procedures for comprehensive assessment of rehabilitation of the visually disabled
      • The procedures for comprehensive assessment of visual disability and the management of patients with partial sight
      • The principles and performance of optical, non-optical and technological aids for the enhancement of low vision

      Emphasis is on clinical set-up, application and support of patients with low vision.

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