Specialist Certificate in the Management of Low Vision Patients
What will I study?
This Specialist Certificate covers key topics related to the management of low vision patients, including:
- The epidemiology and geographic distribution of blindness
- Roles and methods within the rehabilitative team for the support and rehabilitation of the visually disabled
- Procedures for comprehensive assessment of rehabilitation of the visually disabled
- Procedures for comprehensive assessment of visual disability and the management of patients with partial sight
- Principles and performance of optical, non-optical and technological aids for the enhancement of low vision.
Through engagement with a wide range of recent literature in health sciences, you will develop a deeper, evidence-based understanding of low vision, and transferrable skills that can assist with education in other eye diseases.
In order to be awarded the Specialist Certificate in the Management of Low Vision Patients, students must complete one 25 credit point core subject, studied over one semester.
Students should expect to commit approximately 340 hours to this course, including all online activities, assessments, reading, and preparation.