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Eye Care Governance

Cardiff University

24 months
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1155 GBP/module
620 GBP/module
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About

The PgCert in Eye Care Governance from Cardiff University seeks to provide those involved in the governing of eye care with a qualification that is currently not provided.

Overview

The PgCert in Eye Care Governance from Cardiff University is a 60 credit Level 7 qualification, which seeks to provide those involved in the governing of eye care in the UK with a professional qualification. Whilst we also run highly successful qualifications for those involved in clinical practice, this qualification is aimed at those who undertake clinical governance and advisory roles in the sector.

What you'll learn

Starting in September, this course consists of three core modules – leadership skills, evidence-based eye care and audit, and legal aspects of UK optometry – as well as a free choice of 20 credits to allow students to follow their interests and increase their knowledge and understanding of a specific area. The aim of the course is to provide eye care professionals with the skills required to successfully oversee ophthalmic services, with the opportunity to become effective leaders within the sector, and with a comprehensive overview of their legal obligations in optometric practice in the UK.

Several modules are aligned with nationally agreed competency standards – for example, the Low Vision Service Wales and the MECS scheme among others.

Students who have evidence of achieving such standards within the last three years can present this to the Director of the programme for consideration for approved prior learning (APL) accreditation, where module credits would be given to the student in recognition of their prior achievements.

Distinctive features

  • The opportunity to learn with one of the leading Optometry Schools in Europe, rated excellent for teaching and research.
  • The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery.
  • The variety of modules on offer.
  • The flexibility of open learning.
  • The only eye care governance course available in the UK.

Career prospects

The aim of the course is to provide eye care professionals with the skills required to successfully oversee ophthalmic services, with the opportunity to become effective leaders within the sector, and with a comprehensive overview of their legal obligations in optometric practice in the UK.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Low Vision 1: Theory
  • Acute Eye Care in Optometry 1
  • Paediatric Optometry
  • Study and Research Skills for Eye Care Professionals
  • Glaucoma Foundation
  • Glaucoma 1

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application Deadline: One month before the start of term.

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UK/EU Students: BSc (Hons) Optometry, GOC registration or equivalent national qualification.
  • Overseas: a) Honours degree in optometry or b) Professional optometric qualification of home country.
  • Non UK/EU Students: a) Honours degree in optometry or b) Professional optometric qualification of home country.
  • Further Education Students: (Direct Entry)
  • Candidates who have studied at a postgraduate level in clinical optometry elsewhere (such as City or Aston Universities) can be considered for access to the programme at Cardiff University. This will be done via accreditation of prior learning (APL), and candidates must submit documentary evidence to support such an application e.g. through records of achievement documents, portfolios, and clinical records.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1155 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1155 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • National

    620 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 GBP per module during 24 months.

Fees will be invoiced by module.

Funding

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