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Vision Technician- Curriculum\Syllabus

Author:Asha|July 18th, 2019

This course encompasses 12 out of 12 National Occupational Standards (NOS) of “Vision Technician” Qualification
Pack issued by “SSC: Healthcare Sector Skill Council”.

Sr.No. Module Key Learning Outcomes Equipment Required
1 Introduction to Healthcare Systems & Ophthalmology Services Theory  Duration(hh:mm) 03:00 Practical  Duration(hh:mm) 02:00 Corresponding NOS Code Introduction
  • Basic Understanding of Healthcare Service Providers (primary, secondary & tertiary)
  • Basic Understanding of Hospital Functions
  • Basic understanding of Ophthalmology Department , it’s facilities & services to patients
Visit to Eye Centers
2 Role Of Vision Technician Theory  Duration(hh:mm) 03:00 Practical Duration  (hh:mm) 07:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS/ N 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 5505, 5506
  • To develop broad understanding of the functions to be performed by Vision Technician
  • Develop understanding to perform test for visual acuity, patient position and rightly assessing refractive status
  • To determine the patient’s visual needs
  • To maintain, manage, calibration of instruments used in ophthalmology department or eye care facility
  • To assist the physician/Ophthalmologist during eye examination and procedure/ treatment
  • To Identify any cultural and special needs that may influence performance of test
  • To develop Understanding of Patient Comfort and Safety
  • To exhibit ethical behavior and understanding of administrative functions
Self learning and understanding
3 Ocular Anatomy & Physiology Theory Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 07:00  CorrespondingNOS Code HSS/ N 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004
  • Understanding different parts of eye and their functions
  • To develop an understanding regarding physiology of the eye, visual system, control of eye movements, streaming of visual information
  • To understand the functions of different part of eye
Mannequin, ocular anatomy and physiology, Emodules to learn about it
4 Introduction To Ophthalmology Related Medical Terminology Theory Duration (hh:mm) 06:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 02:00  CorrespondingNOS Code HSS/ N 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 5505, 5506
  • Understand appropriate use of Ophthalmology related medical terminology in daily activities with colleagues, patients and family
E-modules to learn about the same
5 Common Eye Disease Theory Duration (hh:mm) 07:00 Practical  Duration (hh:mm) 03:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS/ N 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 5505, 5506
  • To gain broad understanding regarding common eye diseases
Chart demonstration,  visit to ophthalmic department for better understanding
6 Personnel Hygiene Of Vision Technician Theory Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Practical Duration  (hh:mm)05:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS / N / 9606
  • To develop understanding of the concept of Healthy Living
  • To develop understanding & procedures of Hand Hygiene
  • To develop techniques of Groomin
  • To be equipped with Techniques of Use of PPE
  • To be vaccinated against common infectious diseases of eye
Self learning and understanding
7 Sanitation , Safety & First Aid Theory  Duration (hh:mm)06:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 04:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS/ N 9603, 9606
  • To develop understanding and precautions to maintain hygiene and safety
  • Describe common emergency conditions and what to do in medical emergencies
  • Describe basics of first aid
  • To be able to identify ophthalmic emergencies
  • To be able to clean, disinfect, and sterilize contact lenses.
  • To develop understanding and precautions to ensure self-safety
Patient safety tools such as wheel chairs, trolleys, side rails, PPE, First Aid kit, betadine, cotton, bandages, sanitizers, disinfectants etc.
8 Bio Medical Waste Management Theory Duration (hh:mm) 02:00 Practical  Duration (hh:mm)03:00 Corresponding NOS Code
HSS/N/0501,
HSS/N/0502,
HSS/N/0503,
HSS/N/0504,
HSS/N/0505,
HSS/N/0506,
HSS/N/0507
  • To gain understanding of importance of proper and safe disposal of bio-medical waste & treatment To gain understanding of categories of bio-medical waste
  • To learn about disposal of bio-medical waste – colour coding, types of containers, transportation of waste, etc.
  • To gain broad understanding of standards for biomedical waste disposal
  • To gain broad understanding of means of bio-medical waste treatment
Different coded color bins different variety of bio medical waste management, Visit to treatment plan of bio medical waste etc
9 Soft Skills & Communication – I Theory Duration (hh:mm) 03:00  PracticalDuration (hh:mm) 02:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS/N 9601
  •  Understand art of effective communication and be able to respond to queries and information needed
  • Able to handle effective Communication with Patients & Family
  • Able to handle effective Communication with Peers/ colleagues using medical terminology in communication
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and respecting need for privacy
Self-learning and understanding
10 Measurement of Vitals Theory Duration (hh:mm) 02:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 03:00 Corresponding NOS Code Introductory
  • To be able to measure vital parameters like Pulse, BP, Temperature, Respiration, Height and Weight of patient
  • To be able to raise alarm in case of deviation of vital parameters from normal diseases
Vitals assessing equipment’s, mannequins, patient trolley, wheel chair etc
11 History Taking Theory Duration (hh:mm) 02:00  Practical Duration (hh:mm) 03:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS/N3001
  • To be well acquainted with clinical notes writing , assessment forms and formats as per HCO policies
  • To develop broad understanding regarding obtaining and recording the history of patient
Use of internet to adopt best practises across the world, confidentiality methods etc.
12 Patient Positioning For Procedure Theory Duration (hh:mm) 10:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 10:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS/N 3002, 3004
  • To develop understanding of providing comfortable position for a patient
  • To develop broad understanding of position and alignment of patient at the correct distance from the test chart
Mannequin, Chair, test chart
13 Basic Optics Theory Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 06:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS/N 3002
  • To understand the principles, concepts of light and vision
  • Understanding Eye as refractive apparatus
  • To develop an understanding for prescription of Glasses & lenses
Equipment’s to assess visual acuity, torch, occlude, pinhole, Snellen charts, patient table, lenses, glasses
14 Ophthalmic Lens, Refraction Errors & Correction Of Errors Theory Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS/N 3002, 3003
  • To gain understanding regarding ophthalmic glasses, Astigmatic lenses, Prisms, contact lens, measurement and unit of power etc
  • To understand the principles, concepts, instruments, and methods in optics
  • Understanding of geometric optics
  • To develop an understanding of clinical optics
Focimeters, torch, occlude, pinhole, Snellen charts, patient table, lenses, glasses, gauges, laboratory forms, spectacles, prisms etc
15 Vision Assessment Theory Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS/N 3002, 3003
  • To know different ways to check visual acuity
  • To be able to conduct torch examination of different parts of eye
  • To be able to select appropriate visual acuity test and correct illumination in a testing room
  • Understanding of using Snellen chart according to patient preferences
  • To be able to use occulder and pinhole
  • To be able to instill mydriatic or cycloplegic drops or ointments as indicated
Focimeters, torch, occlude, pinhole, Snellen charts, patient table, lenses, glasses, gauges, laboratory forms, spectacles, prisms etc Equipment’s to assess visual acuity, torch, occlude, pinhole, Snellen charts, patient table, lenses, glasses
16 Spectacles ; Preparation & Dispensing  TheoryDuration  (hh:mm)05:00  Practical Duration (hh:mm)06:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS / N / 3004
  • To be able to confirm patient’s existing use of optical correction
  • To develop broad understanding for evaluating optical prescription of spectacles prescribed by specialist
  • To distinguish between different types of lenses
  • To be able to identify the optical centre of a lens and lens decentration
  • To understand regarding principles of focimetry and different types of focimeters
  • To obtain various facial frame measurements using standard measuring devices
  • To be able to differentiate between frame & lens
  • To develop broad understanding for filling laboratory order forms
  • To be able to utilize lens focimeters, gauges, and clocks to ascertain power, axis, major (prism) reference positions, center and edge thicknesses, and prism for single-vision and multi-focal lenses.
 Focimeters, torch, occlude, pinhole, Snellen charts, patient table, lenses, glasses, gauges, laboratory forms, spectacles, prisms etc
17 Ophthalmic Equipment Theory Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS/N 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004
  • To understand regarding equipment used in ophthalmology department and their storage process
  • To gain understanding regarding cleaning & sterilization of instrument, fumigation, Swab, pads, drums, autoclaving.
  • To be able to verbalize the role of VT before any surgical procedure or operation or any procedure
  • To be able to understand requirements and protocols for maintenance and calibration of equipment
Ophthalmic equipment’s (as mentioned below in the table), steriliser & Fumigator, swab, pads, drums, autoclave etc
18 Soft Skills And Communication II Theory Duration (hh:mm) 03:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Corresponding NOS Code (HSS/N 9601)
  • Learn basic reading and writing skills
  • Learn sentence formation
  • Learn grammar and composition Learn how to enhance vocabulary
  • Learn Goal setting, team building, team work, time management, thinking and reasoning & communicating with others 
Self-learning and understanding
19 Common Ophthalmic Emergencies  Theory Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Corresponding NOS Code INTRODUCTORY
  • Understand the common ophthalmic emergencies
  • To understand what to do in ophthalmic emergencies
  • To gain understanding regarding organization’s emergency procedures and responsibilities for handling emergencies situations
Tools and equipment’s to handle emergency  situations, crash cart trolley, O2 cylinder etc
20 Sensitization Towards Organization Policies & Procedure Theory Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 02:00 Corresponding
NOS Code HSS/ N 9603 HSS/ N 9607
  • Understand the need to follow organization policies and procedures
  • Understand techniques to remove spills in accordance with policies and procedures of the organization
Internet use to learn best practises
21 Observing And Reporting Theory Duration (hh:mm)  05:00Practical Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Corresponding NOS Code (HSS/N 5505, 3001, 3002, 3003
  • Understand the importance of observing and reporting before, during & after procedure
  • Understanding the importance of timely information to the appropriate authority in case of routine and emergency situations.
Sample forms and formats
22 Infection Control Measures – Policies and Procedures Theory Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS / N/9610
  • To understand the importance of hand washing and its steps
  • To understand ; Needle Stick Injuries (NSI)
  • To gain understanding regarding transmission based precautions and & its types
  • To understand the meaning of ventilation and state it’s clinical significance
  • To understand the principles of linen management
  • To understand the process of cleaning, sterilization and disinfection of equipment and work area along with it’s significance
  • To understand various occupational hazards for a health worker
Hand sanitizers, PPE, Hand washing techniques, steriliser, disinfectants, policies and procedures for infection control
23 Confidentiality, Documentation & Records Theory  Duration (hh:mm)05:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 03:00 Corresponding  NOS CodeHSS/N5506, HSS/N 5505
  • Understand guidelines for documentation
  • Learn various types of records of importance for vision technician
  • Understand use and importance of records.
  • To be able to maintain the confidentiality of the medical records
  • Understand abbreviations and symbols
  • Enter, transcribe, record, store, or maintain information in written or electronic/magnetic form
Sample forms and formats, inter use to learn best practises across the world for vision technician
24 Professional Behaviour In Healthcare Setting Theory Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 05:00  Corresponding NOS Code  HSS/N 9603,9606, 9607
  • How to maintain restful environment
  • Learn general and specific etiquettes to be observed on duty
  • Understand need for compliance of organizational hierarchy and reporting
  • Understand the legal and ethical issues
  • Understand importance of conservation of resources
Self-learning and understanding
25 Basic Computer Knowledge Theory Duration (hh:mm) 05:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 15:00 Corresponding NOS Code HSS/N 3002, 3003, 3004
  • To gain broad understanding about Application of computers in
  • Practice
  • Give Introduction to Computers:
  • Block diagram
  • Input and Output devices
  • Storage devices
  • Give Introduction to operating systems
  • Need of Operating systems (OS)
  • Function of OS
  • Windows 2000 – Utilities and basic operations To gain broad understanding about Application of computers in
  • Practice
  • Give Introduction to Computers:
  • Block diagram
  • Input and Output devices
  • Storage devices
  • Give Introduction to operating systems
  • Need of Operating systems (OS)
  • Function of OS
  • Windows 2000 – Utilities and basic operations
Computer with internet facility
Total Duration Theory Duration (hh:mm)  110:00Practical Duration (hh:mm) 115:00 OJT Duration (hh:mm) 200:00 Unique Equipment Required:
Trial Set, Trial Lens Set For HFA, 20D Lens Ocular, 3 Mirror Universal Lens Ocular, A Scan B10 Medix, Applanation Tonometer, H.S AT 900, AScan Appasamy , Auto Lens Meter, Auto Keratometer KM-500, Auto Ref- Canon R-F10M, Chair Unit Appasamy Model 2000R, Direct Ophthalmoscope Heine Beta 200, Direct Retinoscope Welch Allyn No-11720, ETO Machine Model 2CF, Fundus Camera 2Eiss FF450 Plus, Glucometer Daibascan , Vision drum-2, Humphreys Field Analyser, Keratometer Appasamy, Needle Cutler Pioneer, Non Contact Tonometry Nidek NT 510, OCT Zeiss Stratus 3000, Orbscan II, Baush & Lomb, Prism Bar Set, Retinoscope Heine Beta 200, Schioetz Tonometer, Slit Lamp Appa AA-1155, Specular Microscope Konan, Synoptophore Baliwala & Homi, Distance And Near Visual Acuity Chart For Paedriatic
• Class Room equipped with following arrangements:
• Interactive lectures & Discussion
• Brain Storming
• Charts & Models
• Activity
• Video presentation
Skill lab equipped with following arrangements:
• Unique equipment as enlisted at the last
• Practical Demonstration of various functions
• Case study
• Role play
Visit to Diagnostic Center & Hospital
• Field assignment

Grand Total Course Duration: 425:00 Hours (225 Hours for Class Room & Skill Lab Training + 200 Hours
OJT/Internship/Clinical or Laboratory Training)
(This syllabus/ curriculum has been approved by SSC: Healthcare Sector Skill Council)

 

 

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