How to use the case studies
Please refer to the GOC’s CET guide for registrants 2019-21.
All registrant-led peer reviews must be on a topic or theme to meet the competency or competencies selected. You will be expected to write your own learning objectives, rather than using our existing ones. The GOC requires you to write high-level learning objectives such as, “to understand effective communication techniques when dealing with paediatric cases”, “to be able to make referral decisions for patients with suspected glaucoma” or “to improve record keeping by drawing on good practice”.
You should also use your own real cases from practice and can only use pre-written cases in exceptional circumstances where real cases are not available, for example for a group of locum optometrists.
You may use our pre-written cases for peer discussions.
All our case studies meet the GOC’s quality standards for their content and learning outcomes but please do let us know if you have any difficulties with getting GOC CET approval for your peer discussion using College cases.
Each case study includes instructions for facilitators, competencies covered, our original learning outcomes, relevant areas of the College guidance and the cases themselves, plus any additional material to give participants. We’ve also provided template delegate lists and feedback forms, and delegate reflection and facilitator reflection forms which members can use.
Please note the references to the College Guidance for Professional Practice have not been updated in any cases written prior to November 2017. Our guidance was amended in November 2017. Please check the guidance for the most up to date information.
We’d love to hear your feedback on using College cases in your peer discussion events so that we can continue to improve the resources we offer our members. If you’d like to send us feedback please email CPDmail@college-optometrists.org.