Welcome to Optocoach
At Optocoach, we provide courses for pre-registration optometrist trainees working through the College of Optometrists’ scheme for registration and for ophthalmology trainees preparing for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Refraction Certificate Exam.
Courses include assisting pre-registration optometrist trainees in preparation for their Stage 2 assessment and the final Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
In preparation for the OSCE, all trainees will undertake a mock OSCE circuit which includes four categories of OSCE stations – Clinical Examination and Practical Skills, History Taking, Communication and Data Interpretation.
Trainees are observed performing generic tasks in their practice and examined on 75 elements of competence. Stage 1 is generally completed in three to five assessment visits.
Trainees are observed in their practice for three to four hours. The assessment includes observation of the trainee performing a routine eye examination, a soft contact lens fitting and aftercare and assessment of records.
Trainees are examined on a selection of the 75 GOC elements of competence reviewed during Stage 1 and Stage 2. The OSCE format includes a series of 16, five minute stations and one rest station.
Atique Rana BSc MCOptom DipTP(IP)
Optocoach was first launched in July 2016 by Atique Rana. The primary objective was to provide help, support and guidance to pre-registration optometrists in preparation for the OSCE. Optocoach has since progressed in assisting trainees throughout the College of Optometrists’ scheme for registration and preparing ophthalmology trainees for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Refraction Certificate Exam.
Optocoach provides a comprehensive range of courses to ensure trainees are fully prepared and pride ourselves on helping trainees identify and overcome specific weaknesses.
Stage 2 Assessment Course
Optocoach provides a range of courses to aid pre-registration optometrists in preparation for their Stage 2 assessment. Courses include observation of all practical elements and assessment of over-arching competencies. Courses can be tailored to suit each trainee’s requirements and address specific weaknesses.View Course
One-to-One Mock OSCE Course
This one-to-one course provides pre-registration optometrists an opportunity to undertake a mock OSCE circuit of 20 stations based on the 75 GOC elements of competence. All four categories of OSCE stations will be examined including Clinical Examination and Practical Skills, History Taking, Communication and Data Interpretation.View Course
One-to-Two Mock OSCE Course
This one-to-two course provides two pre-registration optometrists an opportunity to undertake a mock OSCE circuit of 10 stations each while the other trainee observes. Each trainee is exposed to a total of 19 stations based on the 75 GOC elements of competence. All four categories of OSCE stations will be examined.View Course
Mock OSCE Clinical Examination and Practical Skills Course
This one-to-four course provides four pre-registration optometrists an opportunity to undertake 5 mock OSCE practical stations each while the other three trainees observe. Each trainee is exposed to a total of 20 practical stations based on the 75 GOC elements of competence.View Course
Refraction Certificate Training for Ophthalmology Trainees
This course is specifically tailored for ophthalmology trainees undertaking the Royal College of Ophthalmologist’s Refraction Certificate Exam. The course provides ophthalmology trainees an opportunity to gain and develop knowledge in order to achieve the required exam competencies.View Course
What our trainees say
I had failed my OSCE twice and I was really worried about the remaining two attempts, so my friend recommended Optocoach. I didn’t do too well on the day of the course but this was good as Atique sat me down for hours afterwards and identified key areas across all stations where I was falling … Read More
The course was a lifeline for me. After a short break from practice due to personal circumstances, I really didn’t know where/how to start with revising for the OSCE. The course really helped put things in perspective for me. I learned the right techniques for tackling the OSCE stations. I learned the best way to … Read More
I attended the one to one mock OSCE course by Atique (Optocoach). I had failed my OSCEs the first time round and was on my second attempt. The setup is great as it gives you a trial of how the real OSCE stations will be. Plus the setup allowed Atique to see which areas needed … Read More
The Optocoach course was recommended to me by a friend who had completed it himself. Until this point my OSCE preparation was somewhat all over the place. I was struggling to structure my revision, with no real idea/experience of what to expect from the exam. Having completed both the course and the exam, I can … Read More
Where do i start about Optocoach? I had been to many other OSCE courses but I just did not feel content with them and had no idea on how to revise, what to revise or even attempt a station. The best decision of my professional career development was coming to Optocoach. Atique has extraordinary ability … Read More