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Clinical Ophthalmic Practice MSc

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Part time | UCL (University College London) | 2 years | 25-SEP-23

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Part time


2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

This programme will allow students to develop advanced knowledge of the eye, eye diseases and treatment and the research underpinning clinical practice. It is delivered by ophthalmologists, researchers and nurses who are at the forefront of ophthalmic research clinical practice at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital Trust – both institutions will be involved in the teaching. By the end of your programme you should have acquired advanced knowledge about common eye disease and some specialities and be more confident in your clinical practice underpinned by a knowledge of the relevant current ophthalmic research. You will also acquire skills in academic writing, problem based learning and group work, independent research and analytical skills.


Undertaking an MSc in Clinical Ophthalmic Practice is now considered a prerequisite for any specialist Ophthalmic nursing roles and can lead to opportunities to progress into advanced ophthalmic practice roles and Nurse consultant roles.


The programme is designed to help graduates acquire and apply knowledge and skills resulting from evidence-based research required for clinical practice.


Ophthalmology dissertation module (60 credits) (60 Credits) - Core
Ophthalmic clinical case studies (15 Credits) - Core
Physical assessment of the ophthalmic patient (30 Credits) - Core
Anatomy and physiology (15 Credits) - Core
Research and statistics (15 Credits) - Core
Clinical care in practice work-based portfolio (15 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates will need to have a professional healthcare qualification (in nursing or an allied healthcare profession). Students are also required to have at least one year’s ophthalmic experience and to be currently working in the field of ophthalmology.

University information

University College London (UCL) is one of the largest and most highly ranked higher education institutions in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury, and a second campus in vibrant east London the university is home to around...more

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