PROGRAMME DETAILS

PROGRAMMES FOR NURSES AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

  1. Clinical Updates on Myopia, 12 May 2018
    Saturday, 12 May 2018


    Audience/Level : Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Opticians
    Date : Saturday, 12 May 2018
    Venue : SNEC Auditorium, Level 4, Tower Block, Singapore National Eye Centre

    This course aims to share latest evidence-based management of myopia. This session will run through how doctors counsel patients and their families regarding various myopia-related conditions. Lastly, it aims to update participants on how to interpret OCT and corneal images, especially those related to myopic conditions.

    Course Director
    Adj Assoc Prof Audrey CHIA
    Dr Marcus ANG

    Course Faculty
    Dr Mohamad ROSMAN
    Dr WONG Chee Wai
    Dr Desmond QUEK

    Registration Deadline

    27 April 2018 or when class size is full

    Registration fee
    S$20 (inclusive of GST)

  2. Basic Ophthalmic Nursing Course
    Monday - Friday, 16 to 20 July 2018
    Audience : Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
    Date : Monday - Friday, 16 - 20 July 2018
    Venue : Singapore National Eye Centre

    Course Outline:

    • Anatomy and Physiology of the eye
    • Common Ocular conditions and their management
    • Visual Assessments
    • Basic Ocular Pharmacology
    • Ocular Emergencies and their management
    • Holistic care of an ophthalmic patient

    At the end of the course participants will:
    • Gain an updated knowledge on the anatomy and physiology of the eye, pathophysiology of common eye conditions and their management, visual assessments, ocular pharmacology and ocular emergencies.
    • Be able to perform basic visual assessments such as visual acuity, measurement of intra-ocular pressure (non-contact) and auto refraction
    • Be able to recognise ocular emergencies and render timely and appropriate nursing care
    • Understand the importance of infection control practices in ophthalmic care
    • Understand the rationale for holistic care of an ophthalmic patient


    Course Director
    ADN Chitra Vallei GOVINDASAMY

    Coordinators
    NM Belinda Toh
    SSN Tai Cheah Ee
    SSN Geselia Chong

    REGISTRATION
    Fee : S$1200
    Tel : 6322 8398
    Email : [email protected]


  3. Advancement In Keratoplasty (Nursing Half-day Course)
    Saturday, 29 Sep 2018
    Audience : Nurses
    Date : Saturday, 29 Sep 2018
    Venue : Singapore National Eye Centre

    Keratoplasty is the procedure whereby abnormal corneal tissue is replaced by a healthy donor cornea. It has been performed for over a century and has been the most common and most successful form of human transplantation. Corneal transplantation continues to evolve and emerging techniques offer the potential of a truly customized personal transplant material within a generation. This course will discuss the advances in Keratoplasty, developments in corneal donation and approach to post-operative care of a corneal transplant recipient


    Course Director
    ADN Chitra Vallei GOVINDASAMY

    Coordinators
    SNM FANG Lai Mei
    NM Belinda TOH
    ANC Karen TAN

    REGISTRATION
    Fee : S$80
    Tel : 6322 8398
    Email : [email protected]


  4. Duke NUS - SNEC Basic Certificate for Ophthalmic Assistant and Technician (6th Intake)
    March 2018 - July 2018
    Audience : Ophthalmic Assistants and Technicians
    Date : March 2018 - July 2018
    Venue : Singapore National Eye Centre & Academia

    Programme Overview
    Ophthalmic Assistants and Technicians are essential members of the healthcare community. The Ophthalmic Assistant and Ophthalmic Technician courses offered by Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), with a joint affiliation with Duke-NUS are designed to comprehensively amalgamate classroom theoretical knowledge and clinical skills acquired in skill laboratories, with students’ clinical experience to develop competent Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology.

    Module 1 - Ophthalmic Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology
    This unit aims to enable learners to understand aspects of the ophthalmic anatomy, physiology and microbiology. Learners will be able to gain an overview of the organisation of the eye before looking at how the visual pathway works. Learners will have the opportunity to investigate how microbiological mechanisms affect Module 2 - Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Investigations
    This unit aims to equip learners with an understanding of the principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology related to ophthalmology. Integration of diagnostics and treatment will provide learners with an understanding of ophthalmic diseases, management and treatment. Basic pharmacology will be taught enhancing learners understanding of drug administration, actions and reactions. Module 3 - Clinical Skills
    The aim of this module is to develop clinical skills and knowledge associated with working confidently in an ophthalmic setting. Specialist Module 4 - Ophthalmic AssistantsTM Assisting in the Ophthalmic Environment
    This unit aims to equip learners with an in depth understanding of assisting with procedures in ophthalmic environment. Communication skills and effective patient education are incorporated into this unit. It also equips learners with knowledge on the relevant legislation, ethical principles and scope of practice. Specialist Module 4 - Ophthalmic TechniciansTM Clinical Investigations
    This unit aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to perform and analyze various diagnostic tests, assessments and procedures. It also equips learners with knowledge on medical ethics, professional and legal issues.
    Ophthalmic Assistant
    Primarily gather and document medical histories, perform preliminary vision tests, coordinate scheduling of patients’ appointments, and assist Ophthalmologists withvarious procedural and clerical duties.
    Ophthalmic Technician
    Primarily perform clinical investigations that aid Ophthalmologists in developing diagnoses and prescribing treatment. They obtain anatomical and functional ocular measurements, test ocular functions as well as care for and maintain ophthalmic instruments and equipment.
    Course Director
    Mr Thiyagarajan JAYABASKAR

    Coordinators
    ADN Chitra Vallei GOVINDASAMY
    Ms Claire Ong

    REGISTRATION
    Ophthalmic Assistant:S$5,885
    Ophthalmic Technician:S$6,955
    Employers can apply for WDA training grant via SkillsConnect
    Tel : 6322 9591
    Email : [email protected]


  5. Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing (Ophthalmology) (2nd Intake)
    July 2018 - Mar 2019
    Audience : Nurses
    Date : July 2018 - Mar 2019
    Venue : Singapore National Eye Centre & Academia

    This course is designed to prepare registered nurses to assume the role of ophthalmic care nurses in the ophthalmic unit. It consists of 4 units (12 weeks per unit) which combine theoretical and clinical nursing components.

    The theoretical components consist of didactic lectures, structured learning packages, group discussions, a critique of literature and oral presentations. Participants will be attached to the various ophthalmic units for clinical experience. The clinical components include on-the-job training (OJT) which will be guided through the use of Clinical Competency Assessment Tools (CCATs), demonstrations and return demonstrations.


    Course Director
    Mr Thiyagarajan JAYABASKAR

    Coordinators
    Ms Claire Ong
    Course Faculty
    A/Prof Vicki Drury
    Dr Thiyagarajan Jayabaskar
    ADN Chitra Vallei D/o Govindasamy
    Dr Yap Zhu Li
    Dr Wesley Chong
    Dr Ng Wei Yan
    Dr Wong Chee Wai
    Priscilla Lim

    REGISTRATION
    Course fees : $8,300 (exclude admin fee and other compulsory fees)
    Deadline : May 2018
    Tel : 6322 9591
    Email : [email protected]


  6. SNEC Continuing Optometry Education Programme
    Audience : Optometrists/Opticians
    Venue : Singapore National Eye Centre

    Continuing optometry education is organised bi-monthly to help professionals keep abreast on the up-to-date knowledge and technology related to Optometry. This ensures that Optometrists maintain their knowledge and practise at a competent level and participate in continuing professional education activities.

    Continuing professional education (CPE) consists of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance of optometrists and opticians. It is important for the practitioners to continue upgrading their professional competence to provide up-to-date services tothe public. To ensure this, the optometrists and opticianary Board oversees a CPE framework to help practitioners to stay conversant.

    The Board had recently enhanced the CPE framework and it is now mandatory for all professionals with full registration to declare their CPE credits obtained during the qualifying period at their next PC renewal. Participants will be awarded 1 CPE point by OOB


    Schedule
    25 Jan Thursday, 10.00am – 12.00pm
    22 March Thursday, 3.00pm – 5.00 pm
    23 May Wednesday, 10.00am -12.00pm
    6 July Friday, 10.00am -12.00pm
    Pending confirmation for dates in September and November

    Course Director
    Ms Siow Kalin

    Coordinators
    Ms Adeline Ho

    REGISTRATION
    Fee : $10
    Email : [email protected]