The CET Zone contains all the current DOCET training materials. Here you can:
CET Zone resources are available only to optometrists currently registered with the GOC. To access these materials you will need to login using your GOC number and date of birth. (Please note: GOC numbers must be entered with the prefix and hyphen, eg. 01-12345). If you experience any problems with your login please contact email@example.com
If you are not registered as an optometrist with the GOC you can still access previous DOCET material by visiting the Archive area, which is available to everyone to view. All DOCET materials are transferred to the Archive after their published closing dates.
CET for DOCET material is normally valid for up to one year from the date of publication except for Optometric Quarterly (OQ) where CET is normally valid for approximately three months from date of publication.
You don't have to wait until the published closing date to receive your CET points. We upload CET points on a regular basis while the CET is valid up to the published expiry date. A final upload of points is carried out within ten working days after the published expiry date.
DOCET offers interactive and non-interactive online CET - look for the GOC 'Interactive CET' logo in the listing below. To gain the CET points for any interactive CET resources you are required to complete all parts of the test questions and interactive exercises set for that resource.
Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions about interactive CET and details of how the DOCET interactive online CET process works including timescales. You are recommended to read this information as it may answer any queries you have.
Feb 2014: please be aware that some CET points have been allocated on the GOC's system as 2013 points, even though DOCET uploaded the points in 2014. The issue is being investigated by the GOC's system developers in order to fix it. In the meantime we will continue to upload points correctly for 2014. If you have any queries about the year to which points have been allocated on your MyGOC account please contact the GOC directly.
|Closing Date:||03 June 2014|
This edition includes items on fluorescein use in practice, pre-school eye health assessment, and update on global blindness research and the regular Quarterly Review of journals.
|Closing Date:||15 October 2014|
Acute Presentation provides optometrists with information on managing patients presenting with acute onset symptoms in four key areas: Sudden loss of vision, the painful red eye, neurological problems and other problems. Each of the four topic sections carries its own CET points. Optometrists can earn 2 interactive CET points per topic section, with a total of 8 interactive CET points available to those completing the MCQs and interactive exercises for all four sections. (CET points are only awarded for a section once both the relevant MCQs and interactive exercise have been completed).
|Closing Date:||30 September 2014|
Accredited Level 1 e-learning, covering a variety of safeguarding issues that optometrists need to be aware of when working with potentially vulnerable adults.
|Closing Date:||01 October 2014|
Developing Clinical Skills provides information and practical instruction on three key clinical investigative techniques including: contact tonometry; use of fundus viewing lenses; and gonioscopy. Reissued Oct 2013 with interactive CET points available.
|Closing Date:||10 September 2014|
This programme looks at the symptoms of flashes and floaters and provides guidance for optometrists on assessment and appropriate management of patients, including referral decisions.
|Closing Date:||02 July 2014|
Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. This training programme defines the different types of glaucoma and the risk factors involved, providing expert advice on diagnosing, investigating, managing and treating this disease. (A supporting PDF document also accompanies this training film).
|Closing Date:||03 June 2014|
Five different patient cases are presented and are discussed by a peer review group. Expert advice and guidance is also given on history and symptoms, good practice and appropriate patient management. 3 interactive CET points available.
|Closing Date:||24 April 2014|
Combines practical advice and patient case scenarios to provide optometrists with guidance on how to fully assess a patient's visual requirements. Recommends advice and dispensing options for occupational and recreational needs.
|Closing Date:||14 April 2014|
Accredited Level 1 e-learning, covering a variety of safeguarding issues that optometrists need to be aware of when working with children and young people.