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Vision and Eyes - Teaching and Training

Read more about the teaching and training given by members of the Vision and Eyes Research Group.

Upcoming events

Teaching and training lined up in this and following years.

TitleWhenWhereAudienceDescription
Departmental symposium: Myopia7 June 2022UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child HealthAll who work at the institute: academics, administrators, clinicians, researchers, students, teachers, and technicians.Myopia, or short sightedness, is one of the most common ocular disorders worldwide, with a rapidly increasing incidence. The Vision and Eyes Group will take the audience through lifecourse, genetic and clinical epidemiology to tackle another global pandemic.
Research changes lives4-5 Oct 2022Royal College of Ophthalmology (Rcophth)Ophthalmologists or other ophthalmic professionals at any career stage with little prior research experience who would like an introduction to doing, appraising, and applying research to improve clinical practice. Day 1 covers ‘Appraising and applying research’ and Day 2 covers ‘Getting started in clinical research’. The course combines short interactive lectures with opportunities for informal discussion with the teaching faculty and other attendees. For more information, please click here.

Ongoing events

Ongoing teaching and training given in the academic year 2021/22. 

TitleWhenWhereAudienceDescription
MSc Orthoptics2021/22UCL Institute of OphthalmologyMSc students
   
The MSc Orthoptics is a two-year, full-time programme that provides theoretical knowledge and clinical training underpinning professional registration and practice as an orthoptist. For more information, please email Dipesh Patel.
Bitesize Ophthalmic StatisticS (BOSS) seriesNov 2020 - ongoingGreat Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Ophthalmology DepartmentClinicians
 
Monthly seminar series on methods and applications in ophthalmic statistics to stimulate critical thinking and equip clinicians to carry out robust ophthalmic research. Past topics: Significance - clinical vs statistical?; Unit of analysis - patient vs ocular level?; Scales of variables; Visualisations; Power analysis; Missing data; and ANOVA (3-parts). If interested to watch recordings, please email Lisanne Horvat-Gitsels.

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Past events

Teaching and training given in the last three academic years. These were held at various locations and run for master students, researchers, clinicians, and patient groups. 

TitleWhenWhereAudienceDescription
Visual field testing in children2022UCL Institute of OphthalmologyMSc students
(PGCert Paediatric Ophthalmology)
This lecture will be delivered as part of a PGCert in Paediatric Ophthalmology.  
Understanding and measuring the impact of vision impairment on children and young people 31/01/2022Childhood Glaucoma Research Network (CGRN) Kolokotrones Lecture SeriesClinicians and healthcare professionalsThis lecture covered questions on why and how should we be looking at vision impairment, the impact it has on children and young people, and is there something realistic you could do in your practice? 
Visualising ophthalmic data: welcome to the multilayer complexity25/06/2021NIHR Statistics Group Fifth Annual ConferenceStatisticians and clinical academicsThe session covered an overview of the process of visualisations and complexities of ophthalmic data, followed by two case studies. The open discussion was an opportunity to debate ideas and challenges encountered in communicating visualisations of multilayer data. 
Common pitfalls in ophthalmic statisticsTerm 2 of 2021/22

Term 1 of 2020/21
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology & Moorfields Eye Hospital    MSc students
(MSc Advanced Clinical Practice in Optometry & Ophthalmology and MSc Orthoptics

This lecture was delivered as part of the module Research Methods & Statistics for Non-Medical Professionals. Common pitfalls covered were: 
1. Statistical vs clinical significance
2. Multiple hypothesis testing
3. Unit of analysis 
4. Scales of variables
5. Shady science

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vision and eyes research and on academic ophthalmology20/10/2020Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOpht)Undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and clinicians.Summary of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on research and on academic ophthalmology. Actions that the Royal College of Ophthalmologists is advocating to mitigate these impacts as the pandemic unfolds. This session was part of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists many Congress on COVID-19 and UK ophthalmology. For more information, click here.
Normal visual developmentMay-2020UCL GOS Institute of Child HealthMSc studentsThis lecture was delivered as part of the module Child Public Health of the MSc Paediatrics and Child Health.

Reducing the impact of childhood visual impairment

22/05/2020UCL GOS Institute of Child HealthMSc studentsThis lecture was delivered as part of the module Eyes and Vision of the MSc Child Public Health and focuses on the evidence underpinning national and international primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies.
Impact of rare eye disease research on policy and practice29/05/2020Moorfields Eye Hospital Research in Ophthalmology TrainingMSc students, clinicians, and researchersTalk on the impact of the application of research methods to improve child eye health.
Childhood eye disease research  21/04/2020UCL GOS Institute of Child HealthMSc students

This lecture was delivered as part of the MSc Paediatrics and Child Health and focused on research into chronic eye health disorders as part of a module on specialist paediatrics with a focus on chronic issues.

AmblyopiaJan-2020UCL Institute of OphthalmologyMSc studentsThis lecture was delivered as part of the module Paediatrics, Strabismus and Neuro-Ophthalmology of the MSc Clinical Ophthalmology.
Paediatric cataract seminar20/09/2019    Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOpth)CliniciansTalk to educate / update practitioners on the management of cataract in childhood.
Patient involvement research with children and families05/09/2019Research Design Service PPI workshop at Guy's St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre (GSTT BRC)Clinicians, patient group, and researchersTalk on methods used to engage children and families.
Research changes lives seminar14/03/2019Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOpth)CliniciansTalk to educate / update practitioners on research skills and the application of research methods.
Patient involvement research with children and families06/02/2019British Heart Foundation Patient Advisory Group TrainingClinicians, patient group, and researchersTalk on methods used to engage children and families, and how this benefitted research.
Visual development14/01/2019UCL GOS Institute of Child HealthMSc studentsThis lecture was delivered as part of the MSc Infancy and Early Childhood Development and focused on visual development in preschool children.
Patient involvement research with children and families12/12/2018Research Design Service PPI workshop at Guy's St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre (GSTT BRC)Clinicians, patient group, and researchersTalk on methods used to engage children and families.
Paediatric cataract seminar12/10/2018Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOpth)CliniciansTalk to educate / update practitioners on the management of cataracts in childhood.
Patient involvement research with children and families12/06/2018Research Design Service PPI workshop at Guy's St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre (GSTT BRC)Clinicians, patient group, and researchersTalk on methods used to engage children and families.