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Course 1: Managing Myopia (May 2019) is a Course

Course 1: Managing Myopia (May 2019)

May 14 - Jun 4, 2019

$160 Enroll

Full course description


Overview


Managing Myopia is the revolutionary, patient focused education program based on the latest advances in research. It will change the way you understand myopia, help you identify candidates at risk and empower you with the skills to better manage progressive myopia for your patients.

Why myopia management?

 By 2050, it’s predicted that 50% of the population will have myopia, with 10% having high levels of myopia (>-5.00D) (Holden et al., 2016); creating a potential major public health crisis. Research shows that there are ways to delay the onset and manage the progression of myopia, giving better visual outcomes for the child (Walline, 2016).

Course features

Managing Myopia aims for practitioners to be able to use the latest research and clinical procedures to successfully implement an appropriate myopia management plan, in order to limit myopia progression in their patients.

Managing Myopia is the first part of a two course program. This online program connects you with global leaders in myopia management through instructional videos, interactive case studies and case-based discussions. 

  • Self-paced independent learning, with support from global leaders when you need it 
  • Online discussion forums 
  • Course handouts – yours to keep 
  • Certificate on completion
  • Results for optometrists sent to OA (Australia) / ODOB (NZ) / COPE (Nth America) / GOC (UK)


Course details


Course 1 is an interactive online course that consists of 6 x 1 hour modules, which contain videos, interactive case studies, and a case-based discussion. 

The structure of the course is shown below: 
  • Module 1: 5 instructional videos + 10 MCQ assessment
  • Module 2: 3 interactive case studies + 10 MCQ assessment
  • Module 3: 3 instructional videos + 2 interactive case studies + 10 MCQ assessment
  • Module 4: 4 instructional videos + 2 interactive case studies + 10 MCQ assessment
  • Module 5: 2 instructional videos + 1 interactive case study + FAQs  + 10 MCQ assessment
  • Module 6: 1 hour case-based discussion + 10 MCQ assessment
On the successful completion of all 6 modules of this course, you should be able to:
  • discuss the increasing epidemiology and burden of myopia with colleagues and patients
  • create a myopia risk profile for onset and fast progression of myopia 
  • communicate the risks of myopia and need to slow progression with children & parents. 
  • explain and discuss with children & parents pros and cons of different management strategies 
  • create, justify and implement an appropriate myopia management plan
All content is delivered fully online, and can be accessed using a desktop PC or tablet. Please note that the course is aimed at practitioners new to or less experienced in managing progressive myopia.

Course facilitators

Ms. Judith Stern

Global Manager of Academy, Brien Holden Vision Institute

Mr. Michael Morton

Online Education Coordinator, Brien Holden Vision Institute


Continuing education and enrolment

We are a trusted education provider and this course will be accredited for continuing education points with:
  • COPE (US / Canada optometrists) (6 CE hours)
  • Optometry Australia (OA) (12 CPD points)
  • Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) (6 credits for optometrists)
  • The General Optical Council (GOC) (UK) (6 CET hours for optometrists)
(You must be enrolled in the appropriate region to receive continuing education points)

After you have paid and secured your place for the course, the course will open and course materials will be available from Tuesday May 14, 2019.

Please be aware all assessment must be completed by June 4, after which the course will close.



If you have any questions, please contact us at academy@brienholdenvision.org.


Invited speakers


Some of the world's leading experts on myopia have contributed to Managing Myopia:

Dr. Padmaja Sankaridurg

Myopia Program Leader, Brien Holden Vision Institute

Dr. Monica Jong

Senior Research Fellow, Brien Holden Vision Institute

Prof. Earl Smith III

Dean, College of Optometry, University of Houston

Dr. Alex Hui

Lecturer, School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Australia

Dr. Isabelle Jalbert

Deputy Head of School and Senior Lecturer, School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Australia

Dr. Pauline Kang

Lecturer, School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Australia

Mr. Daniel Tilia

Clinical Research Manager, Brien Holden Vision Institute


Guest panellists for Course 1:

Dr. Kate Gifford

Practice Owner, Gerry & Johnson Optometrists

Dr. Thomas Aller

Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry

Dr. Xiaoying Zhu

Assistant Clinical Professor, The State University of New York College of Optometry


Enrol in Course 1: Managing Myopia by clicking the relevant button below.

PLEASE NOTE: The course will open Tuesday May 14, 2019.