Glaucoma - Standalone module at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

This course will enable you to take an active part in referral refinement and co-management schemes between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists. Following successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the types of glaucoma
  • Understand your management and be able to select the appropriate diagnostic tests to efficiently diagnose glaucoma whilst understanding their limitations.
In some instances, education beyond current optometric practice is introduced in an effort to prepare you for advanced clinical challenges that this group of disorders might show. Principles of screening for glaucoma will be covered and their significance discussed in terms of standard diagnostic techniques; perimetry, intraocular pressure measurement and optic nerve head appearance. The limitations of these techniques will be discussed in the context of emerging technologies for the detection and monitoring of glaucoma. This module aims to cover the best practice for glaucoma detection, investigation and monitoring methodologies used in both Optometry and Ophthalmology services.

Assessment method

Assessment is by coursework submitted throughout the course. Coursework will take the form of formative assessments (MCQs) and individual assignments.


Entry requirements

You must be a clinician in the field of optometry.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1200 Whole course
International £1200 Whole course
England £1200 Whole course
Northern Ireland £1200 Whole course
Scotland £1200 Whole course
Wales £1200 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Glaucoma - Standalone module at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS