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Orthoptics

Glasgow Caledonian University

Content

The programme at GCU involves learning alongside other healthcare trainees giving students a multidisciplinary experience throughout their four years of study. Orthoptics is suited to individuals interested in health care who enjoy working with people, particularly children and the elderly.

Year 1
Foundations in Practice in Health and Social Care, Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Child Development and Health Optics, Refraction and Binocular Vision, Practice Education.

Year 2
Diagnostic Techniques, Ocular Pharmacology, Ocular Pathology, Physiology and Microbiology, Refraction and Binocular Vision, Introductory Ocular Disease, Practice Education.

Year 3
Advanced Orthoptics 1 and 2, Research Methods and Statistics, Clinical Ophthalmology, Incomitant Deviations, Practice Education, Visual Neuroscience.

Year 4
Management in Health Care, Honours Project, Advanced Orthoptics 3, Practice Education.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
5 Highers at BBBBC including English and 2 science subjects or Maths and a science subject plus National 5 Maths (if not held at Higher). Physics at National 5 is preferred. A Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted in place of 1 non-essential Higher. For widening access entry contact the institution.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

B520

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Health and Life Sciences

Department

Vision Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.gcu.ac.uk

Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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