Digital Surveillance OCT Training

Digital Surveillance OCT Training

This course has been developed by Professor Peter Scanlon and the Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group. The course aims, through online learning and completion of end of course tests, to help you develop and improve your knowledge in the use of OCT digital surveillance within diabetic eye screening programmes. By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of the pathways and protocols used in OCT digital surveillance
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the retinal anatomy
  • Understand the different types of OCT scans and the factors that affect image quality
  • Show an understanding of how OCT scans can be used in monitoring diabetic macular oedema
  • Identify other conditions that may be seen on OCT scans

This training is appropriate for any individuals who currently use OCT digital surveillance within diabetic eye screening programmes or who have an interest in how this can be used within diabetic eye screening.

Topics Covered

The topics covered in this training include:

  • Pathways and protocols for OCT Surveillance
  • What is optical coherence tomography
  • Anatomy of the retina
  • Use of OCT in monitoring diabetic macular oedema and the grading criteria
    • Negative
    • Borderline
    • Positive
  • Recognizing other conditions that may be seen on OCT scans in digital surveillance clinics
  • Types of OCT scans
    • Scan quality
    • Artefacts
  • Descriptive terms in OCT

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however we advise that all students are:

  • Able to use computer systems and must have (ideally broadband) access to the Internet (www) to complete their distance learning
  • Have sufficient competence in English to understand the course

Course fees

The course fees are £450, payable in advance.

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