Diabetic Eye Screener/Grader Pathway Units

The Diabetic Eye Screening/Grading Pathway units vary based on the sub-pathway. The suite of specialist units are detailed below:

Unit Pathway units Level Credit Guided Learning
17  Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology of the Eye 3 6 29
18  Understand Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy 3 4 13
19  Prepare for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening 3 4 26
20  Undertake Diabetic Retinopathy Imaging 3 5 35
21  Detect Retinal Disease and Classify Diabetic Retinopathy 4 8 25
26  Understand how to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People 3 3 25

The sub-pathway options and unit combinations include: 

 Diabetic Eye Screener and Grader Units 1 - 13  Units 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 26
 Diabetic Eye Screener Units 1 - 13  Units 17, 18, 19, 20 & 26
Diabetic Eye Grader Units 1 - 13 Units 17, 18, 19, 20 & 26
 Diabetic Eye Optometrist Screener Unit 13 Units 18, 19 & 20
 Diabetic Eye Optometrist Grader Unit 13 Units 18 & 21
 Diabetic Eye Assistant  none Units 18 & 19
Diabetic Eye Assistant  varied

For students who have previously completed City and Guilds, and have since undertaken role development, have the opportunity to RPL (Recognise Prior Learning) their City and Guilds Units across to the new Health Screener Diploma Units as below:

Completed City and Guilds Unit Health Screeners Diploma Unit RPL
Unit 1 NO RPL
Unit 2 Unit 18
Unit 3 Unit 17
Unit 4 & 5 Unit 19
Unit 6 Unit 20
Unit 7 & 8 Unit 21

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