MSc/Dip/PgCert Clinical Optometry
Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.
About our programmes
The programmes have been designed to meet the continuing education and training needs of the modern eye care professional whilst at the same time achieving a higher degree (level 7).
You can choose to simply enrol for a module that interests you (what we refer to as non-degree), or aim for a specific Cardiff University Award:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Eye Care Governance (PgCert; 60 UK credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Glaucoma (PgCert; 60 UK credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Optometry (PgCert; 60 UK credits)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Optometry (PgDip; 120 UK credits)
- Master of Science in Clinical Optometry: March start (MSc; 180 UK credits, including a 60 credit research project)
- Master of Science in Clinical Optometry: September start (MSc; 180 UK credits, including a 60 credit research project)
Please see our full list of available modules.
Why learn with us?
This programme provides the opportunity for you to learn with one of the leading Optometry Schools in Europe, rated excellent for teaching and research, and amongst the highest ranked for overall undergraduate student satisfaction (according to the National Student Survey).
Our modules are designed for you
We have designed this programme with you in mind - a busy professional who needs postgraduate studies to be flexible, to fit in with work, home and family life, to fulfill CET requirements and to achieve something worthwhile. WOPEC (the Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre) based at Cardiff University, already has an excellent reputation for delivering quality continuing education in an accessible format, and these programmes build on those foundations laid down by Drs Nik Sheen and Barbara Ryan. If you have already completed a WOPEC course you may find you have already achieved some credits towards a University Award on this programme.
Tutors and mentors
The unique blend of involvement of both research-active academic staff and leading clinical experts in the field ensures that the programme content will provide access to the latest evidence-based approach for your learning - helping you to develop the ability to examine and analyse the evidence base for eye care. We believe this is vital for postgraduate eye care professionals.
Practical experience where it counts
The majority of modules contain practical skills training, directly relevant to everyday practice. These workshops are delivered by our staff within our custom-designed building. These sessions are an integral part of the course so attendance is compulsory.
Each 10 credits at postgraduate level equates to typically 25-30 hours of guided learning from your tutor(s), for example, lectures, discussions, practical workshops, tutorials, etc. You are expected to spend approximately 3-4 hours on self-directed study and reading to accompany each hour of guided learning, as directed by your tutor(s).