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.