Glasgow Caledonian University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research (Taught)

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Course summary

Our MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research gives eye care professionals like you the academic knowledge and practical skills they need to contribute to groundbreaking medical advancements and effectively diagnose and treat a wide range of ocular conditions. Whether you want to pursue further academic studies or take on new responsibilities as a primary caregiver – our programme gives you the clinical skills and research experience you need. Advance your career and have a meaningful influence on the future of the field. A combination of core and elective modules and research opportunities – with a research project making up one-third of the programme – allows you to customise your studies based on your personal interests and professional requirements. This includes the option to select a specialisation leading to a named degree on completion of your dissertation: •MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research (General) •MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research (Diabetes) •MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research (Therapeutics)

Course details

Modules

Advanced Binocular Vision; Advanced Clinical Investigation and Research Project; Chronic Complications of Diabetes; Clinical Ophthamology; Diabetes Care; Ocular Therapeutics; Practical and Theoretical Prescribing and Health Economics; Skills for Practice for Vision Science; Skills for Professional Practice Biosciences 2; and Public Health. Students with an interest in diabetes can choose diabetes-related modules to enhance their understanding of how diabetes effects various structures of the human body. Core modules: Diabetes Care; Skills for Professional Practice for Vision Sciences; Skills for Professional Practice for Bioscience 2; Chronic Complications of Diabetes; Advanced Clinical Investigation and Research Project. Optional modules: Clinical Ophthalmology; Health Economics and Public Health.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods will be used including formal exams, case reports, oral presentations and clinical assessments as well as assessment of the research project/dissertation.


Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in Optometry, or other vision-related subject. Alternatively UK General Optical Council (GOC) registration (MCOptom). Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees 2022/23 Home: £7000 RUK: £7000 EU: £14500 International: £14500 Part-time and distance-learning fees can be paid annually or on a module by module basis. View part-time and distance learning fees for 2022/23: https://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/part-timestudy/tuitionfees/postgraduatepart-timefees/
Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Research at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS