City, University of London

=88 th
Young University Rankings 2016
351–400 th
World University Rankings 2018
Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

Introduction to Optometry

A career in optometry puts graduates at the forefront of modern healthcare delivery. It is much more than a job – it is a lifelong career in which optometrists can develop their skills and interests within a range of specialisms. Our ‘Introduction to Optometry’ programme is offered as a one-year full-time programme of study. The programme provides a thorough education in the core subjects required to study Optometry at BSc level, as well as an introduction to clinical and professional optometric practice. Our Introduction to Optometry programme provides students an alternative entry route into Optometry BSc at City, University of London. The programme will incorporate a variety of teaching methods, encouraging independent learning and equipping students with the skills required for success on an undergraduate degree. Successful completion of the ‘Introduction to Optometry’ programme will result in Certificate in Higher education in ‘Introduction to Optometry’ [European Qualifications Framework level 4]. In addition, we guarantee progression to BSc Optometry at City, University of London (Programme Stage 1) subject to achieving >65% overall with no failed modules AND meeting the entry requirements for Optometry BSc regarding satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will apply to Optometry BSc via UCAS. **Modules** Core modules on the Introduction to Optometry programme include ‘Introductory Biological Sciences’, ‘Optometric Physics’, ‘Quantitative Methods’ and ‘Introduction to Clinical Skills’. In ‘Introductory Biological Sciences’ you will learn about the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pathology of tissues and organs of the body related to ocular disease. During ‘Optometric Physics’ you will develop a basic knowledge of the optics of vision. In ‘Quantitative Methods’ you will be provided with the quantitative analytical skills required to deal with applied optical calculations, as well as training in experimental method and analysis and scientific report writing. In ‘The Introduction to Clinical Skills’ module you will be introduced to the principles of some optometric instruments and techniques.

  • Qualification
    Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    1 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,London