Course curriculum

  • 1

    Section 1. Introduction, Meet your Presenters, Sight Loss Facts and Myths Quiz

    • 1.1 About this course

    • 1.2 Meet your presenters

    • 1.3 Contents

    • 1.4 Quiz - Sight Loss Facts and Myths

    • 1.5 Pre-course survey question

  • 2

    Section 2. Eye Conditions and their Effects

    • 2.1 Types of Sight Loss

    • 2.2 Common eye conditions

    • 2.3 Effects of sight loss

    • 2.4 Quiz questions

  • 3

    Section 3. Emotional Impacts of Sight Loss

    • 3.1 Mental Ill-health and Visual Impairment

    • 3.2 Quiz questions

  • 4

    Section 4. Certification and Registration

    • 4.1 Criteria for certification and registration as severely sight impaired (blind) or sight impaired (partially sighted)

  • 5

    Section 5. Assistive Technology

    • 5.1 Overcoming Barriers

    • 5.2 What is Assistive Technology?

  • 6

    Section 6. Referrals to Support Services

    • 6.1 It's time to See Beyond the Eyes

    • 6.2 Podcast and Free Resource Pack

    • 6.3 Case Studies

  • 7

    Section 7. Accessibility

    • 7.1 Making Clinics and Practices More Accessible

  • 8

    Section 8. Communication

    • 8.1 How to Communicate Effectively

    • 8.2 Quiz - Communicating Effectively

  • 9

    Section 9. Mobility and Sighted Guiding

    • 9.1 Zodiac's expert guide to Guide Dogs

    • 9.2 Cane types

    • 9.3 Sighted Guiding Techniques

  • 10

    Section 10. The BIG Quiz

    • 10.1 The Sight Loss Champion BIG Quiz

  • 11

    Section 10a. VRICS Visual Recognition Exercise

    • 10a.1 VRICS CET Exercise

  • 12

    Section 11. Conclusions

    • 11.1 Take-home Messages

  • 13

    Section 12. Useful Links

    • 12.1 Resources and Useful Links

    • 12.2 Useful Links download page

  • 14

    Section 13. Congratulations!

    • 13.1 Post-course survey - 2 quick questions

    • 13.2 Whoop whoop!