Session 1:

Principles of screening and the Nat. Screening Guidelines

Key issues for discussion

  • Review past experiences related to eye diseases
  • Review common diseases that have an impact on eye health
  • Review blindness statistics and discuss the impact of blindness on the community

Learning outcome

  • Understand the complexity of dealing with eye diseases
  • Understand the need for structured approach to eye health and diseases
  • Understand the need for appropriate classification of diseases

Screening for diabetic eye disease

Key issues for discussion

  • Discuss the definition of screening
  • Discuss the problems associated with screening
  • Discuss the National Screening Committee's recommendation
  • Discuss the importance of proper classification of diabetic retinopathy on ophthalmic services
  • View and grade photographs for diabetic retinopathy

Learning outcome

  • Able to understand screening programmes and protocols in general
  • Able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different protocols in general
  • Able to grade the photographs of diabetic retinopathy and able to discuss the impact misclassification would have on services

National screening programme

for more details go to the English National Screening Programme's Website.

Key issues for discussion

  • Review the details of the National Screening Programme
  • Discuss the implication for the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme

Learning outcome

  • Understand the National Screening Programme
  • Able to implement this knowledge for the work carried out in the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme

Quality assurance

Key issues for discussion

  • Review the need for quality control
  • Discuss the implication of quality control on the Screening Programme

Learning outcome

  • Understand the need for quality control
  • Able to implement quality control in the DR Screening Programme

Principles and aims of diabetic retinopathy screening:
local screening guidelines, self-directed learning

Key issues for discussion

  • Discuss principles of Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme involved
  • Discuss the problems associated with screening experienced at workplace
  • View and regrade photographs incorrectly graded photographs and discuss their impact on the patient and on the health services

Learning outcome

  • Able to understand own/practice screening programmes and protocols
  • Able to discuss solutions for own/practice problem protocols
  • Able to re-grade photographs of diabetic retinopathy and able to discuss the impact misclassification have on patients and services

Before the final exam:

Detailed grading for "Grading slides part 01" should be handed in.

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