Ophthalmology - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

About the Ophthalmology programme

Eye-Site is an e-learning resource for ophthalmologists and is delivered by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH).

Courses developed in collaboration with e-LfH include:

  • Eye-Site 01 – Microsurgical Skills
  • Eye-Site 02 – Laser
  • Eye-Site 03 – Refraction
  • Eye-Site 04 – Clinical Assessment (Basic Assessment Course)
  • Eye-Site 05 – Community Ophthalmology
  • Eye-Site 06 – Glaucoma Surgery
  • Eye-Site 07 – Cornea
  • Eye-Site 08 – Strabismus Surgery
  • Eye-Site 09 – Acute Presentation
  • Eye-Site 10 – DSEK
  • Eye-Site 12 – Neurophysiology
  • Eye-Site 13 – Advanced Phacoemulsification
  • Eye-Site 14 – Intermediate Phacoemulsification
  • Eye-Site 15 – Ultrasonography
  • Eye-Site 17 – Retinopathy of Prematurity

More courses are being developed and will be available for ophthalmologists soon.

More information

Eye-Site is intended to complement and support existing teaching initiatives rather than replace them. Eye-Site contains interactive knowledge sessions, for use independently, or by blending e-learning content with local, regional or national delivery of skills-focused courses. The knowledge sessions will be augmented by other materials suitable to support face-to-face courses, and additional evidence based learning.

Eye-Site’s content is mapped to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ curriculum for postgraduate training in Ophthalmology (http://curriculum.rcophth.ac.uk). Eye-Site e-learning materials focus on supporting trainees in years 1 – 3 of their run-through postgraduate training, with a plan to support subspecialty training in a later phase.

Current e-learning sessions include Clinical Assessment, Refraction (testing for spectacles and other vision aids), Laser (including safety aspects), Ophthalmic Public Health, and Microsurgery skills (including basic phacoemulsification). The online materials supporting Microsurgery skills have allowed the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to transform their national course, enabling them to maximise practical training time during live courses.

Executive group

  • Profile picture of programme director Martin Sinclair

    Martin Sinclair

    Programme Lead, e-Learning for Healthcare, HEE
  • Ade Shannon

    Ade Shannon

    Programme Manager, e-Learning for Healthcare, HEE
  • Rebecca Ford

    Rebecca Ford

    e-Learning Lead, RCOphth
  • OPH_alex_tytko

    Alex Tytko

    Head of Education and Training Department, RCOphth
  • e-LfH staff - Jen Van Iwaarden

    Jen van Iwaarden

    Project Manager/Lead Learning Designer, e-Learning for Healthcare, HEE
  • e-LfH-staff-Alex-Drinkall-learning-profile

    Alex Drinkall

    Communications and Stakeholder Lead, e-Learning for Healthcare, HEE

Project team

  • OPH_alex_tytko

    Alex Tytko

    Head of Education and Training Department, RCOphth
  • e-LfH staff - Jen Van Iwaarden

    Jen van Iwaarden

    Project Manager/Lead Learning Designer, e-Learning for Healthcare, HEE

How to access

In order to access the Ophthalmology programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Ophthalmology programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access e-LfH Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Ophthalmology programme, please contact e-LfH directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact e-LfH directly to express interest.

How to license

In the event that you do not qualify for free access to the Ophthalmology programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.
You can check whether or not you qualify for free access by clicking on the ‘Register’ button above.

For more information on the licensing options available for the Ophthalmology programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.

More information

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