|Area of Study||Type of Course||Level of Study|
|Myopia Management Masterclass|
|Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences|
Myopia is a potentially sight threatening condition with increasing global prevalence. In the year 2000, about 23 percent of the world's population were myopic and 2.7 percent had high myopia. It has been predicted that by 2050, these statistics will rise to 49.8 per cent and 9.8 per cent respectively (Holden et al., 2015).
There is an evolving evidence base relating to interventions that have the potential to slow down the rate of myopia progression during childhood. This ‘Myopia Management Masterclass' will provide practical insight into contemporary myopia management for optometrists, by integrating clinical cases with the research literature. The course will provide clinicians with the skills necessary to navigate through the scientific literature, as relevant to myopia, and provide attendees with practical take home messages to integrate within their own clinical practice.
This two-day, interactive short course focuses upon the childhood management of myopia, and is designed for optometrists seeking to further their expertise in this practice area.
The topic areas to be covered in the course include:
|In-person; combination of lectures, tutorials and hands-on, orthokeratology fitting workshop|
Who Should Apply
|Degree in Optometry (or equivalent)|
Academic and Teaching Team
|Course coordinator and lead – Dr Laura Downie|
Guest facilitators – Tim Fricke, Russell Lowe, Tim Martin
Delivery Dates and Times
|Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September 2018|
8.30am – 5.30pm both days
Early Bird (on or before June 1st) $900 +GST ($990)
NOTE: This course is dependent upon achieving minimum numbers and fees will be refunded if the course does not go ahead.
Course delivery, course materials, catering (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea) and 36 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points (with 18 of these therapeutic points).
Also a certificate of course completion.
The University of Melbourne
T: +61 03 9035 3480