Upcoming tutorials – Stage 1, Stage 2 and OSCEs

Due to demand from our students, we will now be running more online sessions to help pre-registration students prepare for their Stage 1, Stage 2 assessments as well as OSCEs

ALL of our tutorials are open to any (university or pre-reg) student or optometrist, no matter what stage of your studies you are at

As well as our tutorials having a continual Q+A which is invaluable, they usually run for between 1hr 15 to 2 hrs so you get excellent value for money

If you are thinking of joining our courses for the first time, we promise you won’t regret it😊

Handouts and NEW crib sheets will be provided after each tutorial

If you are unable to make our tutorial dates, we can arrange one to one tuition or you are welcome to purchase our handouts

These are based on the updated 2020 College competency framework

Upcoming tutorials:

 

  • Dispensing tutorial: Sunday 28th November at 715pm

This will cover common topics such as calculations on BVD, MSU and differential prismatic effect as well paediatric and high prescription dispensing along with tips on dispensing different prescriptions and lens types to help with OSCE prep

Duration: 75mins

£30

Units of competence: optical appliances

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/dispensing-tutorial-2138830758


  • Communication and history & symptoms: NEW, Sunday 12th December at 715pm

This online tutorial will go through how to take a detailed history and symptoms for a routine sight test along with patients presenting with sudden onset diplopia, vision loss, red eye, headaches, contact lens problems amongst others.

How to communicate in lay terms to patients about eye conditions such as myopia, astigmatism, cataracts, AMD, glaucoma and many others will be discussed.

Perfect for those in Stage 1, Stage 2 and for OSCE prep

Units of competence: communication

£25

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/communication-and-history–symptoms-tutorial-2138828257


  • Slit lamp techniques and contact lens complications: NEW, Monday 20th December at 730pm

The first part of this online tutorial will go through how to conduct slit lamp techniques, focussing on the theory elements along with a pathology quiz with images captured with specific techniques. The second part will discuss contact lens complications and their management

Units of competence: methods of ocular examination and ocular disease

£25

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/slit-lamp-techniques-and-contact-lens-complications-tutorial-2138828256


  • OSCE support tutorial (online): Thursday 6th January 2022 at 7.30pm

The session provides hints and tips and discussing previous OSCE stations and possible case scenarios

This is FREE for to attend for all those who have booked onto our face to face or virtual mock OSCE courses in December and January and will be automatically registered and sent the Zoom link the day before the event

For everyone else, it is only £10:

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/osce-support-2138825160 


  • Visit 3a tutorial: Sunday 30th January 2022 at 715pm

A useful guide on how to tackle the competency sections 1-4, including notes, tips and questions you may be asked by assessors

Duration: 60-75mins

Units of competence for Visit 3: communication, professional conduct, methods of ocular examination, optical appliances

£25

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/visit-3a-tutorial-2138828187


  • Sight test tutorial with practical demonstrations: Monday 31st January 2022 at 730pm

Online tutorial with practical demonstrations on how to conduct a sight test for your Visit 3 and Stage 2 assessments along with tips and suggestions on how to tailor your routine.

Duration: 1 hour

Units of competence: methods of ocular examination and assessment of visual function

£25

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/sight-test-tutorial-with-practical-demonstrations-2138828177


  • Visit 3b tutorial: Sunday 6th February 2022 at 715pm

A useful guide on how to tackle the competency sections 5-8, including notes, tips and questions you may be asked by assessors

Duration: 60-75mins

Units of competence for Visit 3: contact lenses, ocular disease, assessment of visual function, assessment and management of binocular vision

£25

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/visit-3b-tutorial-2138828180


Available handouts

  • Stage 2 case scenarios Part 1: handout available to purchase

This tutorial covers 8 different cases in detail and will give you a guide on how to approach the cases as well as answers and detail to common questions that may be asked

Cases: 4, 35, 36, 37, 64, 86, 99, 103

Only £32 (8 cases)

There will be no tutorial for this as all information is included in the handout, if you have any questions you are welcome to ask us

Please contact us for more information


  • Stage 2 case scenarios Part 2: handout available for purchase

This tutorial covers 9 different cases in detail and will give you a guide on how to approach the cases as well as answers and detail to common questions that may be asked

Cases: 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 18, 28, 40, 72

Only £36 (9 cases)

There will be no tutorial for this as all information is included in the handout, if you have any questions you are welcome to ask us

Please contact us for more information


  • Stage 2 case scenarios Part 3: handout available to purchase 

This tutorial covers 8 different cases in detail and will give you a guide on how to approach the cases as well as answers and detail to common questions that may be asked

Cases: 6, 10, 12, 19, 24, 69, 91, 100

Only £32 (8 cases)

There will be no tutorial for this as all information is included in the handout, if you have any questions you are welcome to ask us

Please contact us for more information

If parts 1-3 are purchased as a bundle, we can provide a discounted rate of £95


  • Visit one tutorial: completed – handout available to purchase

This tutorial consists of an introduction to the pre-reg year along with an interactive journey through the first 12 competencies, including the Opticians act, focimetry, systemic disease and risk factors for common ocular conditions (New content added)

Get ahead of others with top tips about how to prepare for assessments and the common errors pre-reg’s make during their first visit and beyond.

Units of competence for Visit 1: communication, professional conduct, methods of ocular examination, optical appliances, contact lenses, ocular disease and assessment of visual function

Handout available to purchase – contact us for more information


  • Systemic disease, medications and the eye tutorial: completed- handout available to purchase

Unsure what Lupus is? How does ulcerative colitis affect your eyes? Want to learn more about systemic diseases and how they affect eyes?

This tutorial covers common systemic conditions that patients typically present with, that they are, their signs and symptoms, treatment and most important, how they affect they eyes.

This also covers ocular adverse reactions to common systemic medications

Units of competence  communication and ocular disease

Duration: 1hr-1hr 15min

Handout available to purchase – contact us for more information


  • Pathology tutorial part 1: completed – handout available to purchase

Management of patients using real life case scenarios of patients that attended practice, including flashes and floaters, papillitis, hypertensive retinopathy, orbital cellulitis, age related macula degeneration and many more. 10 cases discussed

Great prep for Stage 1

Duration: 90 mins

Units of competence: ocular disease

Handout available to purchase – contact us for more information


Pathology tutorial part 2: completed – handout available to purchase

This will cover many other ocular conditions including HSK, HZK, anterior uveitis, angle closure glaucoma, optic neuropathies and vascular occlusions. 10 cases discussed

Great prep for Stage 1

Duration: 1 hour

£25

Units of competence: ocular disease

Handout available to purchase – contact us for more information


Soft contact lenses tutorial: handout available to purchase

This will cover CLs fit, CLs aftercare and a summary about  CLs complications and their management (this is discussed in more detail in our dedicated CLs complication talk later in the year). Ideal for Visits 1-3 and Stage 2

Duration: 75 mins

Units of competence: contact lenses

Handout available to purchase – contact us for more information


RGP contact lenses tutorial: handout available to purchase

This will cover the features and benefits of spherical RGP lenses and materials, RGP selection, lens assessment (in detail, with pictures) and final lens modification. New contented added on RGP toric CLs as well as complications from RGP CLs wear

Duration: 75-90mins

£30

Units of competence: contact lenses

Handout available to purchase – contact us for more information


Visit 2a tutorial: handout available to purchase

A useful guide on how to tackle the competency sections 1-4, including notes, tips and questions you may be asked by assessors

Units of competence for Visit 2: communication, professional conduct, methods of ocular examination, optical appliances

Duration: 75mins

Handout available to purchase – contact us for more information


Visual fields tutorial: handout available to purchase

An interactive journey through the visual pathway as well as a detailed discussion on how to interpret visual field plots, with specific attention to Humphrey plots. To test your learning, there will be a field defect quiz at the end. 

Duration: 75 mins

Units of competence: methods of ocular examination

This covers in detail the remaining visual field competencies for Visit 2 and Stage 2 and the OSCEs

Handout available to purchase – contact us for more information


Visit 2b tutorial: handout available to purchase

A useful guide on how to tackle the competency sections 5-8, including notes, tips and questions you may be asked by assessors

Duration: 60-75mins

Units of competence for Visit 2: contact lenses, ocular disease, assessment of visual function, assessment and management of binocular vision

Handout available to purchase – contact us for more information

Binocular vision tutorial: handout available to purchase

This will be a lecture on extraocular muscles and cranial nerve palsies, along with information on how to manage phoria and tropias. Newly added: maddox rod, maddox wing and fixation disparity to help with OSCE prep

Duration: 75-90mins

Units of competence: binocular vision