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UCL (University College London): Orthoptics (pre-registration)

Institution UCL (University College London) View institution profile
Department Institute of Ophthalmology
Web https://www.ucl.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

Orthoptists are experts in the diagnosis and management of developmental eye conditions, defects in eye movement and binocular vision. In this programme, you will learn about paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus (ocular misalignment), ocular motility disorders and other eye and vision health issues and diseases that are dealt with by Orthoptists.

In Year One, you will learn about the visual system, optics, and foundation Orthoptics and paediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology.

In Year Two modules will cover complex Orthoptics, research methods and statistics, broader Ophthalmology, sale and supply of medicinal products (specific to Orthoptics) and clinical placements. You will enhance your research skills through a library-based research project on a topic related to Orthoptic/ophthalmic practice.

You will be paired with a clinical or clinical academic mentor so you can discuss what you are learning and experiencing in your clinical placement with an expert working in the field.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits with level 7 qualification.

The programme consists of twelve compulsory modules with a total of 360 credits

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