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Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education
|Award title||Specialist Certificate in the Management of Paediatric Patients|
|Year & campus||2020|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||25 credit points|
|Duration||6 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: 9 November 2019