University Diploma in Optical Coherence Tomography Interpretation

University Diploma in Optical Coherence Tomography Interpretation

This qualification aims, through directed learning and structured assessments:

  1. To provide a detailed knowledge of the features of clinical disease and common abnormalities detected in OCT scans
  2. To show how to operate in situations of varying complexity and predictability requiring the application of a wide range of techniques and information to interpret OCT scans
  3. To provide training in the interpretation of OCT scans and OCT angiography; to interpret relevant clinical information in the management of patients with anterior and/or posterior segment disease of the eye.

This qualification is provided by Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire as the awarding body, and is suitable for individuals who are employed in health institutions within the UK who interpret Optical Coherence Tomography scans.

Course Map

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you’ll study to complete the course.

Course Map

Entry requirements

All students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a minimum of a Level 4 qualification in a health related qualification
  2. Be employed in a clinical context and have the opportunity to undertake OCT Interpretation
  3. Have a minimum of 6 months experience in OCT Capture or Interpretation
  4. For students whose first language is not English, have documentary evidence of sufficient competence in English e.g. IELTS 6.0 overall in both reading and writing

Course assessment

You will study your chosen award as a distance learning course whilst in full or part time employment as a healthcare professional. You will be working within a health institution or for a private provider undertaking optical coherence tomography interpretation. The course is distance learning, this will require students to access and work through study materials online, and then to continue the application of learning in clinical practice.

All modules are 8 weeks in duration and assessment includes; online exams, one presentation and submission of a portfolio/logbook of OCT scans interpreted, verified by a clinical assessor.

Course fees

The course fees are £2250, payable in advance.

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