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Variations in Vision in Childhood Course

British Academy of Childhood Disability Peadiatric Disability Distance LearningSheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with the British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) to offer a Variations in Vision in Childhood course.

Audience: Paediatricians, but the course may also be of interest and benefit for other practitioners working with children with vision impairments across agencies and settings.
Duration:  Four months distance learning.

Course content

This course is developed from Unit 10 Vision and Hearing from the Paediatric Neurodisability Course

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Understand the pathology and pathophysiology relating to vision impairments and synthesise this into clinical practice:

  • Normal development of vision.
  • The terms used to describe vision.

Assess and manage children and young people with vision impairments:

  • Be competent in the medical assessment of children and young people with possible vision impairments.
  • Be alert to vision impairments in children and young people with multiple disabling conditions.
  • Be able to contribute to a team managing children and young people with vision impairments.
  • Be able to work constructively with the education services for children and young people with vision impairments.

Make informed judgements within this area of neurodisability, knowing when to ask for help and when to refer on.

  • Critically evaluate local health services.

Application information

Cost: £450 (£400 for BACD member and Sheffield Children’s employee)

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