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The General Optical Council (GOC) has approved the fifth output of the Sector Partnership for Optical Knowledge and Education (SPOKE).

This month, guest contributor, Alexandra Webster, Head of CPD, ABDO gives her thoughts on reflective practice.

These are designed to support providers in developing qualifications to meet the GOC’s Education and Training Requirements for therapeutic prescribing contact lens specialisms.

Successfully using “home” experiments to enhance 1st-year Optometry students’ communication, engagement and learning

The Sector Partnership for Optical Knowledge and Education (SPOKE) has published the output of its fourth project.

Development of CPD Skills: A Peer Review Session

The Sector Partnership for Optical Knowledge and Education (SPOKE), has published the outputs of its second project.

A workshop with groups of students from a mix of healthcare disciplines, as they follow the journey of a pregnant patient.

The Sector Partnership for Optical Knowledge and Education (SPOKE), has published the outputs of its third project.

A four-year program leading to direct registration with the regulatory body.

Healthy Healthcarers: embedding wellbeing initiatives into the undergraduate curriculum

The integration of interactive web-based applications with in-person teaching to encourage student engagement, peer-peer learning and discussion.

Interprofessional (Optometry/Pharmacy) Case Management: Communicating and combining expertise and skills to better manage patients’ ocular health

Introducing optometry students to evidence-based practice (EBP) as they work towards creating a report which forms the basis of a VIVA.

How technology was harnessed in order to deliver hybrid learning in the context of prescribing for optometrists.

Joint IPL workshop with second-year pharmacy and third-year optometry students, aiming to practise communication skills, recognise and identify common eye conditions and discuss patient management.

Focusing on issues such as student engagement/online assessment and how to build a sense of community online.

Development of large modules with specific themes, to ensure that students can learn a topic together rather than splitting across different modules.

Interactive web-based applications are integrated with in-person teaching in the current BSc Hons optometry/MOptom programme to encourage student engagement and formatively gauge understanding across all levels of learner.

Sighted guiding training for all final year optometry students, provided by “Outlookers” (a local low vision support charity).

Activity undertaken to promote inter-professional development between ophthalmic dispensing and optometry students.

Co-creating gives students a voice and a stake in their learning, and allows the sharing of ideas.

Resilience is recognised as a key tool to manage stress, enhance coping skills when faced with adversity and improve mental wellbeing.

Encouraging students to be autonomous learners improves progress and develops valuable skills that can improve productivity and efficiency in the workplace.

Adopting these simple techniques can enhance the confidence of optometry and ophthalmic dispensing learners when communicating with patients.

It is important to empower learners to be self-sufficient, resulting in improved performance, motivation, confidence and awareness.

Mental health conditions and burnouts are high amongst the student population and there is a specific need to focus on wellbeing, particularly since the COVID 19 Pandemic.

We look at how to instil duty of candour in optometry and ophthalmic dispensing learners and how to handle failure productively.

A clinical audit can enhance skills in research, data collection, data interpretation, collaboration, feedback and reflection.

Guest contributor, Professor Irene Ctori, Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies, City, University of London gives her insight into the value of teamwork and how it can be instilled in optometry and dispensing optician learners.

Find out how mentoring and preceptorship can be used to develop student independence.

Leadership means different things to different people but there is no denying that investing in leadership will have a positive impact on clinical practice.

Here we have a look at various ways in which professionalism can be instilled in optometry and ophthalmic dispensing students.

Teaching and continually encouraging self-leadership enables learners to become problem solvers amongst other benefits.

SPOKE is a resource to support the academic community as a whole in their design and development of qualifications and to support practices and sector businesses in their role as placement providers within the new qualifications.

The hub will deliver one or two collaborative, cross-sector projects each year to assist providers in their design of new or adapted qualifications to meet the GOC's proposed new outcomes and standards.

Case studies and resources to support academic staff and the sector in implementing the new GOC outcomes and standards.

SPOKE was commissioned by the GOC to support the optical sector in transitioning to the GOC's updated requirements for qualification approval.