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Who is it for?This MSc is for optometrists. It enables you to continue your development and accumulation of knowledge and expertise relating to ocular healthcare and vision science during your professional career.The MSc in Clinical Optometry has an international reputation for quality and is at the forefront of continuing education in clinical optometry. As a result, you will acquire cutting-edge skills and knowledge from leading UK experts in a dynamic learning environment.The programme will
Who is it for?
This MSc is for optometrists. It enables you to continue your development and accumulation of knowledge and expertise relating to ocular healthcare and vision science during your professional career.
The MSc in Clinical Optometry has an international reputation for quality and is at the forefront of continuing education in clinical optometry. As a result, you will acquire cutting-edge skills and knowledge from leading UK experts in a dynamic learning environment.
The programme will provide you with an opportunity to enhance your career prospects, by gaining both an academic qualification and a professional qualification with either the General Optical Council or the College of Optometrists (where appropriate).
The MSc in Clinical Optometry will help you:
Gain up-to-date research-based and theoretical knowledge of a wide range of fields, particularly in primary care optometry
Study through a flexible, taught postgraduate modular-based programme, delivered on an intensive three-day modular programme design
Understand 'shared-care' or 'co-management' of patients with other medical disciplines and the expansion of the optometrist's role in ocular therapeutics
Develop your clinical and theoretical knowledge, making extensive use of expert practitioners
Develop and accumulate your knowledge and expertise relating to ocular health care and vision science during your professional careers
Contribute to the development of your profession
Become a reflective practitioner
Practise safely by affirming an appropriate level of competence, a level of self-awareness that encourages recognition of your own limits and the knowledge to meet likely future developments in optometric practice.
The course is accredited for the General Optical Council’s Continuing Education and Training (CET) points and include the Professional Certificates in Glaucoma, Medical Retina, Low Vision, and the Paediatric Eye Care accredited by the College of Optometrists.
Prescribing modules are accredited by the General Optical Council with content forming the theory for the College of Optometrists’ Independent Prescribing Common Final Assessment.
Optometrists are equipped to provide enhanced clinical care to patients, particularly in the field of ocular therapeutics.
You can also choose the following options, all of which enhance career opportunities whether within the HES or in practice:
College of Optometrists' Professional Certificate in Glaucoma.
College of Optometrists' Professional Certificate in Medical Retina
College of Optometrists' Professional Certificate in Low Vision
College of Optometrists' Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care.
Students can progress into the MSc after successful completion of the PgCert and PgDip.
City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to over 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 175,000 alumni from over 180 countries.
City is divided into five different academic Schools:
School of Arts & Social Sciences
The Business School (formerly Cass)
School of Health Sciences
The City Law School
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
Research forms an essential part of the pursuit of academic excellence. City is dedicated to creating research that is not only innovative, but has a lasting, real-world impact across the world. Each of the five academic Schools has their own specialist research centres – there are 70 in total across City – along with four interdisciplinary research centres.
The Business School (formerly Cass) is one of City, University of London’s five Schools. Ranked 3rd in London, 6th in the UK and 25th in Europe (Financial Times European Business School ranking 2020), the Business School is part of...