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.
Foundations in Practice in Health and Social Care, Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Child Development and Health Optics, Refraction and Binocular Vision, Practice Education.
Diagnostic Techniques, Ocular Pharmacology, Ocular Pathology, Physiology and Microbiology, Refraction and Binocular Vision, Introductory Ocular Disease, Practice Education.
Advanced Orthoptics 1 and 2, Research Methods and Statistics, Clinical Ophthalmology, Incomitant Deviations, Practice Education, Visual Neuroscience.
Management in Health Care, Honours Project, Advanced Orthoptics 3, Practice Education.
2023 entry requirements
Standard entry: 5 Highers at BBBBC including English or another English based subject and 2 science subjects or Maths and a science subject plus National 5 Maths at B (if not held at Higher). Physics at National 5 is preferred.
Widening access entry: 5 Highers at BBCCC including English or another English based subject and 2 science subjects or Maths and a science subject plus National 5 Maths at B (if not held at Higher). Physics at National 5 is preferred.
School of Health and Life Sciences