The Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at the University of Melbourne has a strong history of providing ongoing education to optometrists in practice. In the context of glaucoma, this is underpinned by active research and clinical engagement by leading academic staff with recognised, international glaucoma research reputations (including: Prof. Algis Vingrys, A/Prof. Bang Bui, A/Prof. Andrew Anderson, and Prof. Allison McKendrick).
In 2018, the department is offering, for the first time a new, an online postgraduate course – the Specialist Certificate in Glaucoma and Retinal Disease. The course is designed to allow optometrists to advance their capabilities in the day-to-day management of glaucoma (and other posterior eye disease). Through discussion and activities supported by the resident experts and other collaborators, the course aims to provide the opportunity to review the most current ideas on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, in the context of evidence-based patient-centred care.
This certificate is an award course from the university, and therefore can contribute towards the Masters of Clinical Optometry. The course begins on the 26 February.