University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 11: Everything you wanted to ask an Ophthalmologist but were afraid to ask

Presented on Friday 21 March 2014

Courses evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 25
Number of Respondents: 20

Overall Assessment: 

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

I work in mainstream school - some of it useful, some not so useful.
Share with colleagues and in information requests I respond to.
Will be very useful information to use when dealing with families in the community.
It has given me a better understanding of their eye conditions, what that means and how best to support them.
Better awareness of VI has made me think of things in the class setting and how things could be changed.
Take what has been discussed to enhance practice.
Transfer/sharing of knowledge to other colleagues and parents.
To develop my understanding of issues resulting from different eye conditions.
Use info re cerebral VI in my learning and teaching approaches and assessment.
Non jargonised explanation of visual impairments excellent for parents.
To inform and support parents.
Very informative, useful in my day to day work with young people.
Outreach advice, own CPD.
When helping to support parents/families and other non VI colleagues with impact of VI.
Might help in interpreting reports.
More able to understand visual problems in mainstream primary.
Good info to consider recommendations for further support for service users.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Meeting other educational professionals, sharing information.
Group interaction and ability to ask questions on the spot.
All aspects. Was also very interesting talking to other people on the course and getting their viewpoints.
I enjoyed all parts of the course. It was good to meet other professionals who work with VI pupils.
Morning presentation was very well paced, easy to follow and interesting.
Good morning presentation. Good afternoon discussion and networking across group. Very useful info on a range of VI conditions.
To learn about eye conditions and their impact on learning opportunity to meet with other professionals.
Input from Dr Andrew Blaikie very interesting and thought-provoking for me. It has prompted me to go back with some specific questions or seek clarification on a couple of pupils.
Dr Blaikie's presentation was a real insight.
Having questions about specific eye conditions answered. Having the chance for networking with other VI teachers.
Learning more about children's development and how visual impairment is related Sharing practice with other professionals.
All relevant and informative.
Excellent knowledge of presenters well communicated.
Good balance of listening to info plus discussions, well organised eg, given map of location, information on eye conditions was interesting.
I now understand far more terms and causes related to VI.
Varied info.
Explanation of different conditions.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

Broken into quarters rather than halved?
Very interesting and informative course.
Just more of the same!
Extra time!
Given too long to discuss case studies.
Maybe a handout with definition of terms as I won't remember them.
Better awareness.

How did you hear about this course?

SSC Courses Brochure: 1
Course Info Email from SSC: 2
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 6
SSC eBulletin: 3
Colleague: 5
SSC Website: 3

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Activities for people with VI and learning disability to enjoy.
Technology particularly for secondary pupils when viewing board - portable CCTV type and Braille note.
CVI in learning disabilities.