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BIOS releases new Curriculum Framework, updating knowledge and skills requirements

5 August 2016

The new Curriculum Framework July 2016 document from the British & Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) updates knowledge and the skills requirements that BIOS considers are essential for entry-level orthoptists, helping also to define the Orthoptic role.

Education, training and regulation in Orthoptics is driven by core competencies required by the profession of a new graduate entering the workplace. Any undergraduate curriculum also provides a foundation for continuing postgraduate professional development and the areas which may be expanded and developed post-graduation, allowing Orthoptists to take on extended roles within the eye care team.