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.
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.
School of Health and Life Sciences