UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital are launching the UK’s first ever pre-registration Orthoptics MSc in a virtual event on 12 January 2021.
The two-year pre-registration course, taking in its first cohort in September 2021, will provide an alternative, accelerated route into Orthoptics for graduates in relevant subjects. The course will support increased recruitment into the profession, particularly from the South of England, a shortage region, and from mature students.
The official launch is being held virtually, via Zoom, on 12 January 2021, 6-7pm. You can register now here.
The programme provides an accelerated, 2-year route to theoretical knowledge and clinical training underpinning professional registration and practice as an autonomous Orthoptist.
Students, through blended learning opportunities, learn core research methods and statistics and extended clinical knowledge of complex ophthalmic and neuro-ophthalmic conditions. The programme also provides 1,000 hours of placement activity so that students will graduate with first-hand clinical experience.
You can find out more about the course here.