This one year full-time Introduction to Optometry programme provides an introduction to clinical and professional optometric practice as well as a thorough education in the core subjects required to study BSc Optometry. It provides students with an alternative entry route onto the BSc Optometry course at City, University of London. This course has been designed for students with an ambition to study optometry at BSc level, who have a passion for science and will enjoy a future working with the public and colleagues across the healthcare sector. Students develop a basic knowledge of the optics of vision and learn about anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pathology of tissues and organs of the body related to occular disease. The course provides students 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. Principles of some optometric instruments and techniques are also introduced. Our Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences has an internationally excellent reputation within the optometric profession. The course curriculum is informed by our world leading research which is at the cutting edge of advances in the sector and the programme is taught by academics who are leaders in their field.
Core modules on the Introduction to Optometry programme include
- Introductory Biological Sciences
- Optometric Physics
- Quantitative Methods
- Introduction to Personal and Professional Development
- Introduction to Clinical Skills.
Assessment on the Introduction to Optometry programme is through a variety of methods which include:
- closed book summative examinations
- laboratory/clinic based coursework
- practical examinations (including formative assessments)
- MCQ and short answer formative tests
- assessment of reports
- oral presentations
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
International qualifications are considered on an individual basis IELTS 7.0 overall to include 7.0 in each of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|to include at least 7.0 in each of listening, reading, writing and speaking
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