Health Promotion/Disease Prevention HPDP1

To assess a patient clinically, in OPD and elsewhere, in particular to:




Learning Outcome

  • Know the principles of screening.
  • Understand the local and national organisation of screening programmes for ophthalmic diseases, in particular diabetic eye and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) screening.
  • Provide, where required, local screening programmes with clinical expertise.


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Target Year of Achievement

Year 7

Related Learning Outcomes


  • Understand the logistics, pros, cons and pitfalls of the ways of delivering a screening service to the local population.
  • Understand the risks, limitations and benefits of screening.
  • Recognise the consequences of not screening for diabetic retinopathy.
  • Comprehend the factors (including accessibility, personal mobility and education) that may put patients off being involved in screening and put in actions to minimise the effect of the same.
  • Understand how patient management pathways are configured to ensure an effective and robust failsafe system for Hospital Eye services and Diabetic Screening Services.
  • Understand the importance of accurate disease registers in the context of screening.
  • Understand the quality assurance (QA) processes that are necessary to be implemented in national screening programmes e.g. diabetic retinopathy screening.
  • Understand the distinction between systematic and opportunistic screening. Understand how outcomes of screening are dealt with.
  • Have detailed knowledge of grading classification and referral criteria for the major national screening programmes including diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma screening.
  • Attend and observe diabetic retinopathy screening, ROP screening and community vision screening in children.


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