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Clinical Ophthalmic Practice PG Dip

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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

Postgraduate Diploma

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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 students should have acquired more knowledge about common eye disease and some specialities and be more confident in their clinical practice underpinned by knowledge of the relevant current ophthalmic research. Students will also acquire skills in academic writing, problem-based learning and group work.


As a graduate of this programme, students will have enhanced their employment prospects with employers both in the UK and overseas, as they will have broadened their ophthalmic knowledge and skills and have a foundation in research. These skills will be transferable within all areas of ophthalmic practice.


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

UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the top ten universities 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 42,000 students...more