The Professional Qualifying Examinations

A Survival Guide for Optometrists

By

  • Frank Eperjesi, BSc(Hons), PhD, MCOptom, Dip Orth, FAAO, MHEA, PGCertHE, Director of Optometry Programme, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  • Martin Hodgson, BSc(Hons), MCOptom
  • Michelle Rundstrom, BSc(Hons), MCOptom, DBO, Visiting Clinical Demonstrator, Primary Care Optometrist, Orthoptist, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

This book is a guide for undergraduate students applying for a pre-registration position and for pre-registration optometrists taking the College of Optometrists (CO) Part II Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE's). Brimming with sound advice and lots of useful hints and tips, it covers everything from applying for a pre-registration position, the pre-reg year diary, exams, venues, accommodation and achieving examination success through to over 500 past examination questions in the various PQE topics from binocular vision to contact lenses.
View full description

 

Book information

  • Published: May 2004
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8845-1


Table of Contents

Introduction - How to use this book
PART 1-A guide to the pre-registration year
Chapter 1 - Applying for a pre-registration position - Martin Hodgson
Chapter 2 - Pre-registration year diary and preparing your CV - Martin Hodgson
Chapter 3 - College of Optometrists and the examiners - Martin Hodgson
Chapter 4 - Making the most of the pre-registration year and refresher courses - Frank Eperjesi
Chapter 5 - The exams, venues, accommodation and examination techniques and communication - Frank Eperjesi, Martin Hodgson and Bill Harvey
Chapter 6 - Re-takes - Frank Eperjesi
PART 2-A guide to the Professional Qualifying Examinations
Chapter 7 - Anomalies of binocular vision - Martin Hodgson and Michelle Rundstrom
Chapter 8 - Use of drugs in optometric practice - - Martin Hodgson
Chapter 9 - Investigative techniques - Ian Moss
Chapter 10 - Partial sight and its management - Frank Eperjesi
Chapter 11 - Occupational optometry - Simon Brooks
Chapter 12 - Dispensing - Janet Carlton, Frank Eperjesi and Alicia Thompson
Chapter 13 - Routine examination - John O'Donnell
Chapter 14 - Case records and law - Nu Nu Zaw
Chapter 15 - Ocular disease and abnormality - Simon Brooks
Chapter 16 - Contact lenses - Mary Ware
Useful addresses
Index