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Active CET exams

Welcome to OT's CET section where you can take a range of CET, VRICS and CET Video exams in order to collect CET points. 

Please note that when taking an exam, the MCQs may require practitioners to apply additional knowledge that has not been covered in the related CET article. 

For more information on the requirements of the GOC's enhanced CET scheme, click here.

  • An updated and expanded Infection control and prevention CET exam for 2021: In this lecture, Dr Peter Hampson explains how to protect staff and patients in practice as the pandemic continues. He shares current knowledge on how the virus is transmitted and how best to clean and disinfect. He presents the evidence about testing, vaccinations, air filters, temperature checks and social distancing

    Exam type: Video

    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • This VRICS exam presents a series of anterior eye cases that may present in routine practice. Review the images and use additional resources where necessary to complete the questions

    Exam type: VRICS image-based

    Practitioner type: O, IP

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  • This VRICS exam presents four cases of sudden vision loss. Review the images and use additional resources where necessary to complete the questions

    Exam type: VRICS image-based

    Practitioner type: O

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  • This CET exam describes the impact of visual impairment on patients with age-related macular degeneration and how this can be managed

    Exam type: CET

    Resource: View article

    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • The CET exam will review the association between dry eye disease and contact lens wear, highlighting the use of contact lenses in the management of the condition

    Exam type: CET

    Resource: View article

    Practitioner type: O, TO, CL, DO

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  • This CET exam will provide an overview of persistent corneal epithelial defects. It will cover the aetiology, assessment, current management and potential future therapies

    Exam type: CET

    Resource: View article

    Practitioner type: O, TO, DO, CL

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  • This CET exam considers the different causes of amblyopia and the impact it can have on patients throughout life

    Exam type: CET

    Resource: View article

    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • This CET Video exam details the clinical features to look for when assessing choroidal naevi in practice. Guy Negretti explains when pigmented choroidal lesions should be referred to the hospital eye service and when they can be safely monitored within primary care. He discusses choroidal lesions that may mimic the appearance of a choroidal naevus, including choroidal melanoma

    Exam type: Video

    Practitioner type: O, DO

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