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New Education Program

The ACO has launched the first in a series of new and unique online programs for optometrists to enable them to self assess their knowledge of specific eye conditions and their ability to provide an initial diagnosis of the condition, within a simulated and timed patient consultation.

The program developed by the ACO in consultation with the wider optometry community, was piloted by registered optometrists (including ACO members) and aims to ultimately support the delivery of best practice eye health care. The first program to be released is for initial glaucoma diagnosis and will be followed by other self-assessment programs including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, high myopia and anterior eye.

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ACO-GAP Glaucoma Self-Assessment Program

The new ACO–GAP program provides optometrists with the ability to self assess their glaucoma diagnostic skills online within a simulated and timed patient consultation using real life patient case studies.

This new ACO–GAP program aims to assist optometrists in assessing their diagnostic knowledge and selecting further education to improve any learning gaps. Nine clinical skills are assessed by using real and practical case studies reflecting critical thinking and decision making processes which occur in clinical practice. A time cap on each test presents an additional level of real-time challenge.

The program provides colour coded results, benchmarking against peers, specific tailored feedback and ACO further education options.

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Pricing and limited offer

Each program costs AU $100 plus GST and is redeemable until 31 June 2018 on other ACO Education including the ACO Conference, Advanced Certificates, Clinical Workshops and Webinars. Your credit must be used in one transaction within 12 months from the date you purchased the self-assessment module. The credit cannot be used towards another self-assessment program or towards ACO membership fees, products or cash.


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Contact Information

Education Division
Phone: +61 3 9349 7477
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