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Bridging modules

This series of 13 bridging modules was developed to help internationally trained opticians prepare for PLAR.  The bridging modules are based on the National Competencies for Opticians that are evaluated in both the Competency Gap Analysis (CGA) and the Case Based Interview (CBI).  

Each bridging module contains a theoretical instructional component and an interactive student participatory component.  Both are enhanced with student assignments that include video and reading instruction.  The theoretical component includes practically-based case studies, problem-solving and self-test assignments.  The student is required to study the theoretical component before engaging in interactive study. Each module also contains an extensive resource section with required as well as recommended reading.

For a list of competencies covered in each module as well as a detailed outline of what is included in each bridging module click on this link:

Competencies Summary

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