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Specialist Certificate in the Management of Paediatric Patients (GC-MPP)

Specialist CertificateYear: 2018 Delivered: Online

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Overview

Award titleSpecialist Certificate in the Management of Paediatric Patients
Year & campus2018 — Parkville
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level Non-AQF
Credit points25 credit points
Duration6 months part time

The Specialist Certificate in the Management of Paediatric Patients offered by the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences in the School of Health Sciences course covers central issues within the field of paediatric optometry, with the aim of developing each student's capacity for highly evolved communication and co-management with other professionals involved in paediatric assessment and care. A range of areas will be covered, encompassing the developmental, visual, medical and educational issues relevant to paediatric optometry. Specific areas covered will include diseases and disorders such as amblyopia, comitant strabismus, ametropia, and disorders of refraction, accommodation and vergence.

By introducing optometrists to a wide range of modern and classical literature, the course fosters a deeper, evidence-based understanding of central themes, thereby providing a solid context against which to evaluate emerging issues relevant to world’s best practice of paediatric optometry.

The Specialist Certificate is achieved through successful completion of one compulsory 25 point subject, Management of Paediatric Patients.

Last updated: 25 December 2018