The Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing will prepare you to exercise an advanced level of clinical judgment and practice – beyond what is required of a registered general nurse (RGN) – in your specialist area of ophthalmology.
The programme aims to assist you in taking a leading role in advancing and developing nursing and midwifery in this area, and effecting policy change in professional practice and health service provision.
The programme is delivered part-time over one-year; with an option to complete the programme over a period of up to three years if necessary.
Once you have successfully completed this postgraduate diploma you may decide to progress to Year 2 of the Masters in Science (MSc) Nursing, in your chosen specialist area.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of standard and specialised ophthalmic skills (where applicable) in relation to nursing practice/management of patients suffering from anterior ocular segment conditions.
- Discuss and demonstrate an understanding of clinically applied anatomy and physiology of the cornea, aqueous system, uveal tract and lens.
- Evaluate, recognise and explain the common symptomatology of the pathology of the aforementioned ocular structures.
- Discuss and identify and explain the diagnostic investigations relevant to disorders affecting the aforementioned ocular structures.
- Discuss, identify and explain the diagnostic investigations relevant to disorders affecting the aforementioned ocular structures.