The programme leads to the degree of Master of Science (MSc). There are also exit points at:
- PG Certificate - after one year of study
- PG Diploma - after two years of study
Who is this programme for?
This programme provides opportunity if you are a postgraduate or health professional working in secondary and primary care, including in the following roles:
- ophthalmic nurse
- other ophthalmic allied health professional
This programme is also highly relevant if you are a medical and surgical trainee entering specialty training in ophthalmology, or if you are a general medical practitioner with a special interest in ophthalmology.
The programme is designed to be completed alongside an ophthalmic clinical post.
What will I learn?
The MSc is developed in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) as part of the Scottish Government's directive to empower and enhance the shift of balance of care for cataract, glaucoma, medical retina, emergency and ophthalmic triage from secondary to primary care.
You will enhance your knowledge with particular regard to recognition, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease as you take on extended, shared care and advanced practitioner roles in the management of eye disease as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
The Year 3 MSc research project also serves as an opportunity to conduct applied research in your sub-speciality of interest and to develop an academic career.
This programme is designed for you if you wish to enhance your knowledge with particular regard to diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease as you take on an increasingly expanding role in the management of eye disease as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
Students come from different health backgrounds, including:
- ophthalmic nurses
- other ophthalmic allied health professionals
This programme may also be of interest if you are a medical or surgical trainee and aspire to specialise in ophthalmology.
The degree enables you to study in a flexible way towards:
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd)
- Fellowship Exam of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)
The award of MSc will highlight your commitment to continuing professional development in your chosen career and will ensure a competitive edge when applying for clinical positions.
The MSc will also help prepare you for an academic or research career.
The MSc is also relevant if you are a GP or trainee GP with a special interest in ophthalmology, a family medicine physician, or other eye healthcare professional seeking to advance your understanding of primary care ophthalmology and its interface with secondary care.
The MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.
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- Advanced Ophthalmic Science: Anatomy, Pathology, Physiology of the Ocular Structures
- Advanced Examination & Investigation Techniques
- Advanced Glaucoma
- Advanced Macular Disease
- Advanced Acute Eye Disease & Vision Loss
- Advanced eTriage and Refinement of Referral Criteria
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- 36 months
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- A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent), or a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, in optometry, orthoptics, dispensing optics, ophthalmic nursing or biomedical sciences.
- We will also consider your application if you have 3-5 years' relevant work experience or professional qualifications, such as RGN, with appropriate clinical experience.
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International4570 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4570 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National4570 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4570 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.