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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.

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.

Our Courses

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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