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Introduction to Visual Rehabilitation Skills - 2016/17 Entry

Course Overview

The essential course information

Course Code:
3 days
City South

This course runs on the following dates:

Please contact the CPD Unit on 0121 331 6176 for dates

This course offers introductory knowledge and skills for working with people with visual impairments. This will enhance your existing professional health and social care skills and offers practitioners capabilities to deliver specialist early intervention visual rehabilitation techniques. This course will provide a survival tool kit to minimise risk and maximise the independence of the service user in the home during the early days of sight loss prior to visual rehabilitation intervention.

This three-day training course focuses upon:

  • Psychological and practical impacts of sight loss.
  • Approaches to communication.
  • A survival tool kit to minimise risk and maximise the independence of the service user in the home.
  • Guiding skills and introductory indoor orientation techniques.

Course Details

Teaching and learning incorporates a combination of lecture sessions, casework analysis, practice based teaching and guided experiential learning with opportunities for reflection.

  • Taught over three consecutive days, from 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Delivered at Birmingham City University City South Edgbaston campus. Delivery at host organisations may be possible for large groups.
  • Suitable for up to 16 participants.
Indicative content:

Day one:

  • Sight loss and the individual
  • Areas of sight loss and their functional impact
  • Psychological and physiological implications
  • Approaches to communication

Day two:

  • Early intervention techniques and the survival tool kit part one
  • Essential day to day tasks
  • Introduction to minimising risk in the kitchen

Day three:

  • Early intervention techniques and the survival tool kit part two
  • Guiding techniques
  • Introduction to indoor orientation techniques.
  • Opportunities for reflection on implications for practice.

Entry Requirements

Professionals with experience of delivering services within the Health and Social care sector. This includes Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Assistant roles and other Social Care and Health practitioners.

Application Details

To book please contact:

T: +44 (0)121 331 6176

For course queries please contact:

Peter Cooke,
Senior Lecturer,
Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment)

T: +44 (0)121 202 4223


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